Pros: Easy to use and simple to learn for new users
Cons: Broke very easily from simple day to day useage. Charging port broke after 4 months on one and just over a year on the other. RIM does not back its product, all they will tell you is that they have sold both the phones and the warranty to 'your' carrier,
"any answers on the phone and sunglasses issue! thanks"
14 March 2011
Pros: really like this phone and everything it can do . the size is a plus!
Cons: not happy that when i wear my sunglasses its very hard to see the screen, i have tried looking at other models and it seems to happen to these only, i have looked at a few now and is the same on all of them. i have oakleys and they are pollarized.???
Summary: I liked the clear screen and pretty easy way to navigate around the phone but it is more like a computer than a phone. The sound quality of this phone is terrible and people on the receiving end say the same; very hard to hear and choppy. I would prefer to have an iTouch for wireless needs and stay with my cheaper Samsung phone.
Excerpt: Touch screens are neat, multiple apps can help, Internet is cool, but these are all candy.
The Pearl 9100 is a GREAT business telephone. The 20 button keypad to dial numbers is well laid out, with a good feel to the buttons. They have an acceptable click when pressed & the center ridge helps to feel your way instead of having to look down and touch to dial, but the trade off is that the QWERTY layout over the normal keys is non-standard.
Excerpt: I payed for this Phone Outright! And I think it was the best investment! This phone gets the best service I've had on a phone! Everything runs quickly and efficiently!
I highly recommend this phone to anyone who wants a great phone! I've owned a lot of phones in the past and this one is by far the best!
Excerpt: This is my first PDA phone. Also the first phone I've ever owned with a QWERTY keypad.
Overall, it took some getting used to but after the 3rd day, I was and am still in love.
It's fast. Multi-tasks better than my computer. Offers many basic user-friendly tools. Camera quality is more than adequate and comes with flash. Speaker/Audio is also excellent. I have not purchased any of the available applications thus far, however, I assume they will be of high quality.
Summary: Simply love it. Very business oriented phone, no fancy kid stuff to play with. Very handly size, can install most of the important apps except for skype (which would be great if blackberry allows it) Exceptional battery life with all radios on(cellular, wifi and bluetooth) got me through 2 days with moderate usage. Definitely would recommend it.