first the keyboard, then locked calls to china and then the screen
3 March 2013
Summary: Well overall the phone is good software wise, I have had the original pearl before and loved it. However this one is lacking in quality of build. The first phone I got sent, half the keyboard was coming off. So I sent it back and then got sent another one and checked the keyboard it was fine and put it back in the box as it was going to be my new work phone. Anyway after a couple weeks I got it out put the sim card in it and set it up.
Summary: I bought this to replace a nokia 'basic' phone. I love blackberrys (I've used several curves) so was really keen on seeing what the pearl has to offer. oh. Phone has 3 MAJOR flaws. 1) If the signal is broken then it doesn't always find the signal again... I keep finding myself disabling the connections and re-connecting...
Summary: When I first got this phone I was thrilled, it was exactly what I wanted in a smart phone, however 4 months down the line key pad faults occured. Really really frustrating! texting became impossible, you press for an A and get a B, press for a B and get a C...and so on with every button on the phone. I returned it and got a replacment that again (except now only 2 months down the line) is displaying the exact same fault.
Conclusion: my guess would be that this blackberry model 9105 with traditional mobile phone key pad would be the winner. An issue that all the reviews missed out, is that this phone though use T9 keypad uses suretype software. In case of suretype, the user needs to press the buttons and words appear as predictive. This helps the user as less buttons to push in case of 9105 than 9100. 9100 has 20 keys and 9105 only 14.