Summary: So far the phone has been great. It is light and easy to use. Although it lags sometimes, it does the job. I am primarily using it as a back up phone, and it's been great so far. Battery life on 2G is very good. It could last up to 2 days and sometimes more.
Summary: I got this phone probably last year, or earlier. The aesthetics are.. nice, not very slim or elegant, but its nice and does the job. It is a smartphone, so it should live up to the capabilities of one, although it looks like a regular phone. You can download apps from the Blackberry App World, but having said that, they arent very good apps.. the only useful ones would be the social networking apps like facebook, twitter etc.
Pros: Good phone, nice aesthetics
Cons: Not all the features as you would expect from a smartphone, Windows Live Messenger not compatible
Summary: I bought this back in November and was really excited to finally own a blackberry. The camera is OK quality and the phone works as it should mostly but i find it very difficult to get a decent signal, I have tried 2 different networks but still it seems to be an issue. I love being able to download applications for it though and have downloaded many since I have had it, I find it's best using my home WiFi network signal and use it through that mostly for web browsing and...
Pros: stylish, has the blackberry app store, does mostly what it says, wifi works!
Excerpt: The Pearl 3G combines the compact form factor of candy-bar style handsets, with the high-end BlackBerry features and despite questionable build quality and a sub-par web browsing experience, it remains a compelling option for T9 fanatics, at a good price.
Pros: It's small and yet packs the power of a high-end BlackBerry. 108mm high, 50mm wide and only 13.3mm thick, the Pearl 9105 weighs a mere 93 grams. The screen is gorgeous. Despite launching with OS5, the Pearl 3G is scheduled to receive OS6 soon, which will be available as a free upgrade. The Pearl 3G is the latest to receive the blessing of high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi and also packs built-in GPS.
Cons: Though not intended to be a serious web browsing device, the browsing experience on the Pearl 3G is let down by the archaic BlackBerry browser included in OS 5. The build quality on the Pearl 3G is somewhat lacking. I found the positioning of the speaker at the bottom of the phone to be a little awkward, as most videos require you to rotate your phone into a landscape orientation.
Summary: I bought this phone for my wife who isn't much interested in e-mail or internet etc.. I use an HTC Desire because I like to use the Android apps, g-mail and internet access. The first thing that I noticed about the Pearl was that making a phonecall was extremely easy and always problem free. Also, that the sound quality and volume etc was excellent.
Summary: I'm not looking for a phone that will replicate my PC. I want to make calls, check my mails, and have music on the move. An acceptable emergency camera is a bonus but I'm not looking for a phone that replaces my "real" camera. I love it. An FM radio would make it perfect.
Pros: Alphanumeric keyboard. Tiny size - fits easily in a pocket. Good sound for music. Acceptable camera..
Blackberry Pearl 3G 9105: A nice stepping stone for those new to smart phones
7 July 2011
Summary: Firstly, let me say that I am not a business user of this phone. I got this phone as a free upgrade for my mobile phone contract last year. I picked it purely because it was the only phone that wasn't purely touch screen or had a qwerty keyboard. It is quite easy to get used to and once you have a basic grasp of smart phones, you can pretty much figure your way around others. The phone is small and compact so is a good size for pockets, handbags etc.