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BlackBerry Pearl 8130

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Overall 6
6.0

BlackBerry Pearl (8130)

MoreThanMost, REVIEW STREAM
3 days ago
  • Excerpt: I’ve had the BlackBerry Pearl (8130 model) for close to two years, and am counting down the days until it’s time to get a new phone for free from my wireless provider! This will be the first time I don’t hang on to a cell phone well past the point of obsolescence. Overall, the phone has tons of awesome, highly useful features: cool applications (most used: the Google Maps app), really loud ringer options, an incredibly clear camera, smart typing….
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Overall 6
6.0

The Blackberry Pearl 8130 tends to freeze up quite often.

adp1976, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I've had my Blackberry Pearl 8130 for a little over a year.  At first I was really excited because of the ability to be connected to my multiple email accounts 24/7 and ease of internet connectivity.  I was also pleased by its other features, such as task lists, calendars, a camera with video recorder and the many apps available for download. I am a Respiratory Therapy student as well as having 2 jobs and 3 kids, so I wanted my Blackberry to help keep me organized.
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Overall 6
6.0

My blackberry is not as great as I had hoped.

alechler, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: My blackberry pearl has been ok, but definitely not my favorite phone.  It is easy to use and easy to find my way around all of the different applications.  However, it constantly freezes up on me while texting.  I receive some kind of input error saying it has to reset itself.  At times I have had to take the battery out in order to reset the phone.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not the best for the money

stuart912, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: My BlackBerry Pearl 8130 is a great phone, if that's all you want-- a phone . Sure, it has smart phone capabilities, but my Pearl is so slow it won't hardly load any of the applications and it takes literally for-ev-er to load anything. I constantly have the "hourglass" on my screen, even after checking the battery and memory card. It's incredibly annoying. The call features, however, are great, and the speakerphone is nice, too.
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Overall 6
6.0

Definitely addictive, but the Pearl lacks the 'wow' factor

licardi, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The Blackberry Pearl is an exercise in patience. It has so much potential, but if you push it too far or too fast (or both), it freezes. Example: Blackberry Messenger dumps conversations without warning, losing your chat history and freezing your phone. The solution? Take out the battery and restart your phone that way.
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Overall 6
6.0

BB Pearl

ashleydumont99, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: This phone was the first blackberry I had ever owned. I loved it at first, then I started to dislike it. When I wanted to browse on the web, the page would either load very slowly, or not load at all. I was disappointed in that service, since I did pay for it, I expect to be able to use it. Other then that the battery life was excellent, never had a problem with the phone dying on me, but I did clean out my text messages every week and never dropped it in water as well.
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Overall 6
6.0

NOT AS HAPPY AS I THOUGHT ID BE

meganppp, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: i bought this phone due to how cool everyone said a blackberry was. it had a lot of cool accessories scuh as.... Battery Charger Stereo Hands-Free Headset USB Cable Carrying case BlackBerry Desktop Software Text messaging Instant messaging a 2.0 megapixel camera Pciture messaging and you could do your my faves thingy too.
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Overall 6
6.0

Small, cute and techy, but don't expect to get your rebate!

Jules4U, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I must admit I love the technology of my Blackberry Pearl, although I resisted it at first.  It was a gift from my husband, and so I was forced to give up my old, reliable mobile phone, something I would not have done on my own.  After setting up the Pearl, I learned how much I love getting email anytime, and how often I use the Pearl to keep connected to the tons of things I have going on in my life at one time.
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Overall 6
6.0

Complicated and complex, but casual.

kaitlynepperson1, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The Blackberry Pearl phone caught my eye at first, I thought it was so neat to see a phone with that much technology and the neat trackball in the middle. The Blackberry Pearl is a lightweight, internet compatable phone that allows you to connect to an e-mail server, and constantly be on the internet. Some pros about this product is the size, resolution, and the trackball.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Blackberry Pearl 8130 is a good, but limited smart phone.

tortelola24, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I have used the Blackberry 8130 for over a year now.  My last phone was a Blackberyy 7100i, a dinosaur in comparisson.  My main issues seem to be software based, mainly the way that the Sprint network handles their updates.  After upgrading to latest version of the OS (4.5.0131), the 8130 runs much slower than before.  The screen is small, but bright enough for my use.
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