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.
Pros: Wi-Fi-calling capability, Superior battery life, 3.5mm stereo jack, Includes instant messaging clients
Cons: Some calls didn't connect, Browser doesn't automatically switch between EDGE and Wi-Fi, Mediocre camcorder, No GPS
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: Il BlackBerry Pearl 8120 è un piccolo computer racchiuso in dimensioni decisamente compatte per uno smartphone. E’ un Quadband e dispone di tutto l’occorrente per lavorare anche in movimento ma anche per divertirsi. Sicuramente da evidenziare il visualizzatore di documenti, la tastiera qwerty, l’applicazione Blackberry Maps, la memoria espandibile e il supporto della posta aziendale.
Summary: Der Pearl 8120 ist eine ansehnliche Erweiterung der Blackberry-Familie und lässt die kleinen Schwächen seines Vorgängers vergessen. Wer allerdings bereits einen 8100 besitzt, muss nicht zwingend umsteigen – es sei denn, WLAN ist ihm wichtig.