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BlackBerry Pearl 8130

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8.0

BlackBerry Pearl 8130 - pink (Verizon Wireless)

CNET
5 September 2014
  • Summary: The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 improves on an already-impressive smartphone with the addition of GPS, video recording, and 3G support.
  • Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 keeps the same sleek design of its predecessor but adds built-in GPS, EV-DO support, and video-recording capabilities. The smartphone's Web browser is also improved, and it has a 2-megapixel camera. The device's messaging functions remain strong.
  • Cons: The SureType keyboard takes some acclimation, and call quality could be slightly better.
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Overall 8
8.0

BlackBerry Pearl 8130

CNET
21 April 2009
  • Summary: The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 improves on an already-impressive smartphone with the addition of GPS, video recording, and 3G support.
  • Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 adds built-in GPS, EV-DO support, and video-recording capabilities. The smartphone's Web browser is also improved, and it has a 2-megapixel camera. Sprint's version supports the carrier's various mobile entertainment services, and the device's messaging functions remain strong.
  • Cons: The BlackBerry 8130's SureType keyboard takes some acclimation. Video playback isn't the smoothest, and the various wireless options can take a toll on the battery life.
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Overall 8
8.0

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130

PC Magazine
7 February 2008
  • Conclusion: RIM upgrades its successful Pearl for Sprint and Verizon customers. The 8130 gets some of the latest technology, including a 2-megapixel camera, GPS, and 3G data speeds, while keeping all of the original Pearl's virtues intact.
  • Pros: 3G data speeds. Enhanced media features and Web browser. Optional GPS. Capable camera.
  • Cons: SureType keyboard is largely a personal preference. No document editing. Verizon version lacks V Cast music and video support.
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Overall 10
10

Review: BlackBerry 8130 Pearl (Verizon Wireless)

PhoneNews
5 November 2007
  • Excerpt: The latest BlackBerry offering from Verizon, in the form of a re-tooled Pearl, may be the first time Verizon Wireless got a data device right. Read more for the first impressions from the first shipment of Pearls. While RIM is touting this as the “Pearl”, same as the device released for T-Mobile over a year ago, most in the BlackBerry community call it the “Pearl 2″. And, that’s for good reason… the new BlackBerry significantly builds on the original Pearl.
  • Pros: 3G, Fast, GPS-enabled… BlackBerry on CDMA done right.
  • Cons: No V CAST Video, More-expensive data plan.
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Overall 6
6.0

BlackBerry Pearl 8130

cellphones.ca
27 May 2009
  • Excerpt: The Blackberry 8130 Pearl is a departure for RIM , trading bulky for thin and stylish, clearly signaling a directional change for a company long associated with business and utilitarian functionality. But don’t let the sleek and sexy form factor fool you! The 8130 is a true Blackberry, with its highly acclaimed “push” email and assortment of preloaded applications.
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