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BlackBerry Pearl 8120

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Overall 8
8.0

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 (T-Mobile)

PC Magazine
7 May 2008
  • Conclusion: The latest BlackBerry Pearl may be a smartphone, but it's also the best plain-old phone for T-Mobile's Hotspot@Home Wi-Fi calling system.
  • Pros: Wi-Fi and cellular calling. Slim and attractive. Outstanding e-mail software and IM clients.
  • Cons: Keys are a bit slippery. Camera could be better.
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Overall 7
7.0

T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
15 April 2008
  • Summary: The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is a welcome addition to T-Mobile's HotSpot @Home lineup of phones. We appreciated its clear quality and speedy surfing over Wi-Fi networks, improved user interface, and the higher-resolution camera. In general, we prefer the BlackBerry Curve from T-Mobile because it offers Wi-Fi calling plus a full-size keyboard, but that also costs $100 more.
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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry Pearl 8120

Tech2
1 April 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
29 March 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 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 7
7.0

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 (AT&T)

CNET
28 March 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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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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BlackBerry Pearl 8120

Techworld
31 October 2004
  • Summary: RIM’s sleek-looking BlackBerry Pearl has been given a makeover, re-emerging as the much improved BlackBerry Pearl 8120.
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
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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Overall 9
9.0

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: RIM is clearly trying to cater for its business base and its consumer following. Does the Pearl 8120 satisfy both camps?
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