This phone is a hyped up, over priced piece of junk!
27 February 2013
Excerpt: My husband talked me into getting the blackberry pearl. It wasn't even a month after i had it before the phone began freezing, shutting on and off and becoming just a total pain in the butt. I managed to keep it for 2 1/2 months before I had to buckle downand get another one. I got a case to keep it protected, never dropped it, and still had it replaced in the first month. It started dropping calls, tried to blame my service carrier so I had it replaced.
I think my Black Berry Pearl 8100 is a piece of junk.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Black Berry Pearl 8100 I have had this phone for just over a year and already is it broken. I keep it in a case and take great care of it, it just is not a good phone for a woman on the go. My back piece does not stay on anymore so my battery is exposed all the time. My rollerball just stops working at the worst times. I would not reccommend you buy this phone. Plus the service is expensive for an already expensive phone.
Summary: I was looking forward to my new BlackBerry 8100, unfortunately, 1 month after I received it I tried the usb charge included with the purchase - it was not working. 1 more month after that, the phone stopped charging from the wall charger. Now (6 months since purchase) I can hear callers, but they can't hear me - basically, the phone is no longer usable. There were a few other quarks, but I could live with them.
Cons: Crashes frequently. Text messages can disappear. SureType is horrible. Trackball gets stuck and then will overshoot, esp when phone is processing data. The phone doesn't auto-change time zones must be manually reset. Most hated cell ever.
Cons: mutiple dropped calls, can't click back over from call waiting, several times people say that they called and I never receive the call and doesn't show as a missed call. poor design the back cover that covers the battery is loose ,falls off
Pros: Great looking, good battery life, awesome camera.
Cons: It lags a lot. I can clean it out, and clear cache but it still lags. I see the hour glass icon alot, and the screen turns white and even if I take the battery out and put it back in, it remains the same. Text messages disappear. Drops calls.