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BlackBerry Pearl 8120

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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry Pearl 8120

MobileTechReview.com
28 March 2008
  • Conclusion: A nice update to the wildly popular Pearl that should extend the line's life another year. RIM fixed the niggles we had with the first version-- namely moving the microSD card slot out from under the battery, tweaking SureType prediction, enhancing the web browser and adding WiFi. We'd have loved a GPS inside but given the Pearl's very small size, there may well be a limit to how many features RIM can squeeze in.
  • Pros: Great looks, incredibly light and quite small. Responsive and stable. The usual excellent push email is compelling if you're an email addict or messaging type. Bright and sharp display, excellent sound quality in call and for music playback through wired and Bluetooth stereo headphones. Has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack for music playback and the included headset is quite good too. Has WiFi, though the web browser isn't hugely faster when using WiFi (it probably hel...
  • Cons: Battery life could be better. Media player doesn't handle higher quality encoded video easily. Still no 3G. SureType may be hard to adjust to if you've been a full-QWERTY keyboard phone user.
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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry Pearl 8120

Tech2
18 February 2008
  • Excerpt: The Pearl has a display of 65,000 colours at a resolution of 240 x 260 pixels. But such a small screen could give you eyestrain while viewing PDFs, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 - titanium (T-Mobile)

CNET
9 February 2008
  • Summary: T-Mobile customers looking to upgrade their BlackBerry Pearl or get their first smartphone will find a good choice in the RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120. It's also compatible with T-Mobile's HotSpot@Home service and $50 cheaper than AT&T's model.
  • Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 brings integrated Wi-Fi and works with T-Mobile's HotSpot@Home service. The compact smartphone also has an improved Web browser and a 2-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities.
  • Cons: The Pearl 8120's SureType keyboard requires a learning curve, and the camera's video quality is poor. It also lacks integrated GPS.
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Overall 7
7.0

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 (AT&T)

CNET
9 February 2008
  • Summary: The addition of Wi-Fi and other enhancements make the RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 a nice upgrade, but we couldn't help wanting a little more from the smartphone.
  • Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 for AT&T brings Wi-Fi to the slim smartphone, along with an improved Web browser and a 2-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities. The handset also has integrated Bluetooth, strong e-mail capabilities, and solid multimedia features.
  • Cons: The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 lacks 3G support and GPS. The SureType keyboard still requires a learning curve, and there was a slight background hiss during phone calls.
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BlackBerry Pearl 8120 for T-Mobile video review

phonedog.com
2 January 2008

Noah's BlackBerry Pearl-8120 Titanium review

phonedog.com
2 January 2008
  • Summary: This latest wave of Pearls improves upon the originals in small but meaningful ways, and T-Mobile’s 8120 might be the most appealing of the bunch to mainstream consumers.  Beyond the improved keyboard, camera, and headphone jack, T-Mob added WiFi support for data services and HotSpot@Home calling, and made the Pearl perhaps the best H@H handset in their current lineup.
  • Pros: Integrated WiFi for Web, Email, and HotSpot@Home UMA Calling; Trackball is easy to use; Integrated IM Clients; Second-to-None Push Email; 2MP Camera with Flash; 3.5 mm Headphone Jack; Compact Size
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Overall 8
8.0

RIM BlackBerry 8120 Pearl (AT&T)

PC Magazine
21 December 2007
  • Conclusion: The latest BlackBerry Pearl is still a well-designed, user-friendly messaging phone, but it offers more features and has better music capabilities than the previous model.
  • Pros: Slim and attractive. Outstanding e-mail software. Improved Web browser and headphone jack. More conveniently placed memory card slot.
  • Cons: Keys a bit slippery. No integrated IM client. Can't make calls via Wi-Fi.
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EXCLUSIVE REVIEW: BlackBerry Pearl 8120

Techworld
9 November 2007
  • Summary: The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 updates last year’s model in all the right ways and offers more than enough wow without being too flash.
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BlackBerry Pearl 8120

Techworld
31 October 2004
  • Summary: The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 updates last year’s model in all the right ways and offers more than enough wow without being too flash.
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
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Looks 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 review -

Mobile Choice UK
12 December 2011
  • Pros: Another slinky, thin-format BlackBerry, adding Wi-Fi into the Pearl mix.
  • Cons: You may not like the quirky SureType data-entry system and there's still no 3G.
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