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BlackBerry Pearl 8100

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Overall 8
8.3

Blackberry Pearl

best4reviews.com
26 March 2008
  • Summary: Compact and stylish, the Pearl puts full Blackberry functionality in your shirt pocket. And yet the compromises forced upon it may not be to your liking. That said, it works well enough, and it's sure to be high on the wants list of those who absolutely need to be able to read their emails while sunning themselves on a beach (that's all of us on this site then).
  • Pros: Size, easy to use and set up, trackball navigation, excellent Blackberry interface
  • Cons: Lacks 3G, Screen not ideal for larger web page/email viewing/reading, SureType keypad function takes some getting used to
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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry Pearl 8100

Tech2
11 March 2008
  • Excerpt: BlackBerry handhelds have always been targeted at business professionals who rely heavily on email. Features that made the BlackBerrys different from conventional phones were the focus on sending and receiving email, being called 'email phones', and the full QWERTY keyboard with the thumb wheel that has recently lead to a recognized condition at work, called the 'BlackBerry Thumb' for which a 'BlackBerry Balm' has also been developed.
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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry Pearl

CNET
10 March 2008
  • Summary: The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 improves on an already-impressive smartphone with the addition of GPS, video recording, and 3G support.
  • Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 keeps the same sleek design of its predecessor but adds built-in GPS, EV-DO support, and video-recording capabilities. The smartphone's Web browser is also improved, and it has a 2-megapixel camera. The device's messaging functions remain strong.
  • Cons: The SureType keyboard takes some acclimation, and call quality could be slightly better.
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Overall 8
8.0

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100

PC Magazine
7 December 2007
  • Conclusion: The first multimedia BlackBerry plays music, takes photos, and still handles e-mail with aplomb.
  • Pros: First BlackBerry with camera, music and video player. Sharp screen. Very pretty.
  • Cons: Tiny keys. Music and video players lack navigation and good PC sync options.
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Overall 7
7.0

RIM BlackBerry Pearl Review

Phone Arena
29 January 2007
  • Conclusion: We can certify that Blackberry Pearl 8100 is indeed revolutionary for its make – it has acquired a camera, a memory slot and a multimedia player. But what is equally revolutionary about it is the design – it is very small and thin for a smartphone, especially for one with a non-standard keyboard. Its dimensions make it convenient to both carry and use and there is the terrific appearance of the black mirror surface to it.
  • Pros: Small dimensions, slim profile, and stylish glossy black surface, microSD slot for memory, SureType keyboard, 2.5mm stereo jack, and miniUSB port
  • Cons: Ugly interface, Mediocre multimedia player and camera, The slot for memory is under the battery cover, Small service keys, Poor support for Bluetooth profiles
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Pearl Review

Digitaltrends
1 January 2007
  • Conclusion: While it looks sleek and fancy, there is no reason for a shrunken BlackBerry if it means shrunken text-input functionality. Still, if you don’t plan to compose long responses, but rather seek a little entertainment and have a desire to snap a candid picture to accompany your e-mail without looking like a hip-holster geek then you qualify as a Pearl diver.
  • Pros: Blackberry push/pull e-mail functionality; GSM EDGE/GPRS quad-band world compatibility
  • Cons: MicroSD slot behind battery; no Blackberry jog wheel; no standalone MP3 application; confusing menus
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Pearl 8100

MobileTechReview.com
27 October 2006
  • Conclusion: The BlackBerry Pearl is RIM’s ideal device to bring fresh recruits to the “CrackBerry” camp with its sleek style and new-user friendly features. In this fashion conscious mobile market, looks alone will sell quite a few Pearls. While traditional BlackBerry users will need some time to get used to the new keyboard and form factor, the updated software bundle including the media player, voice dialing software and Maps will surely move some of them forward.
  • Pros: Great looking device that’s not just flashy by BlackBerry standards but good looking compared to any other phone on the market. The bright display is impressive. The email setup wizard enhances the tried and true BlackBerry push email experience, especially for new users and those whose devices aren’t configured by an IT department. The security updates in the server to work with the Pearl will put IT managers at ease. We’re glad that RIM included an IM client for pop...
  • Cons: MicroSD slot is under the battery. Camera can’t shoot video. Bluetooth profiles are limited. The video player supports a small set of formats.
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Overall 7
6.9
Design 7
6.5
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 8
7.5
Ease of use 7
7.0
Performance 7
6.5

BlackBerry Pearl

LetsGoMobile
4 April 2014
  • Summary: T he BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is an extremely smart and stylish smartphone for the business user. Navigation with the built-in GPS receiver is combined with an abundance of other functions. The 2.0 Megapixel digital camera enables taking pictures for a nice background or sharing something with your colleague, however, it is clearly not the most important function of this BlackBerry smartphone.
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Looks 10
10
Battery performance 6
6.0

BlackBerry Pearl 8100 review -

Mobile Choice UK
12 December 2011
  • Pros: The Pearl is slim, lightweight and beautifully designed and we love the eponymous trackball.
  • Cons: If fast internet browsing and receiving email with large attachments is crucial, the lack of Wi-Fi and 3G might alienate some business types.
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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry Pearl

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
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