Summary: I had purchased this phone because I shattered my iPhone. Grant it, I should have known a phone from the early 2000's was going to run much different than my iPhone. But I forgot how bad these things suck. Such bad speed and couldn't get any app's to work. I went back to the broken iPhone. It's a good back up phone. And I get it for a spare. But wow, it's just old school.
Excerpt: Let me just say maybe it's me, but I was expecting a lot more. I recently flew an airline, joined their frequently flyer program. A few months later, I received an offer from them for a free Blackberry. They were offering it threw AT&T, since they were my carrier, it wasn't a big deal. I didn't know much about Blackberry's , except that it seemed like a lot of people had one. So given the fact that it wasn't going to cost me anything I thought what the heck.
Excerpt: I thouroughly enjoyed my Pearl, I think the interface is wonderful and super easy to use. The fact that it is not actually a full keyboard never bothered me . . . it was actually kind of nice since i could still text with one hand. However after only 7 months it stopped charging and then a week later the entire charging port fell apart inside the phone. The deductable was more than the phone cost me and trying to contact the company was a waste of time.
Excerpt: The Blackberry Pearl 8130 is a nice phone and has some good features. The phone itself is what I have problems with. -First off whenever I take a picture it consumes so much of the cell phones energy I can not recieve text messages from anyone. For some reason the email still works and I can still text out. -Second is phone turns on and off by it self sometimes for no good reason at all.
Summary: this phone is not really good if you can find a better choice i advice you to this phone is really old technology the menu is not really good the trackball is not very responsive and the dialing pad is not very convenient to use so all and all if you can find a better phone for your choice go with it instead of this one.
Excerpt: I was SSSOOO excited to get my new blackberry pearl 4 months ago. At first, so far so good, but give it a while. As a school teacher, I am not able to always answer my phone. I rely on my missed call log, text, etc. in case I miss the phone. Even after purchasing a new media card (twice, 5GB ($60) and 1GB ($35), having my phone replaced after the speaker stopped working, while I was out of town, and a number of other "memory" problems, I am just NOT satisfied.