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BlackBerry Pearl 8100

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Overall 8
8.3

Blackberry Pearl

best4reviews.com
2 January 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

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 8
8.0

BlackBerry Pearl (AT&T)

LAPTOP Magazine
22 February 2007
  • Excerpt: Now available for AT&T customers, the Pearl is a stylish and powerful smart phone for work and play.
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Overall 7
7.0

RIM BlackBerry Pearl Review

Phone Arena
29 January 2007
  • 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
  • Excerpt: There are times when smaller is not necessarily better, such as when cell phone makers try to shoehorn every conceivable technology into their cell phone despite all of the restrictive geographic logic. Not only are ergonomics compromised but trying to locate, program, and control all of the varying features becomes a nightmare, to say nothing of the pinhead-sized buttons.
  • 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 8
8.0

BlackBerry Pearl 8100

cellphones.ca
31 January 2014
  • Excerpt: The Blackberry Pearl, also known as the 8100, is the first BlackBerry aimed squarely at consumers. The phone sports a built-in camera, music/video players and a bright 240-by-260 color screen. Unlike its suit and tie predecessors, the Pearl is very thin and fits nicely into a pocket. Of course there are some tradeoffs. The Pearl ditches the QWERTY keyboard and scroll wheel that made Blackberry famous.
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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry Pearl

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry Pearl

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
Overall 8
8.3
Performance 10
10

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100

PC Authority
14 December 2007
  • Summary: A great piece of hardware, backed up by BlackBerry’s legendary services.
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