Reviews and Problems with BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220
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BlackBerry 8220 Pearl Flip Review
14 September 2009
Excerpt: The first clamshell coming from Blackberry, namely 8220 Pearl, seems to announce that RIM has new plans for the handset market. If you are acquainted with RIM's Blackberry devices and a little bit bored by the same bar form factor, then you are surely to be pleasantly surprised by the new look that...
Pros: The most appealing feature of the smartphone remains the astonishing user interface. In terms of design, I could only notice the light weight of the phone, opposite to its size. The complete messaging offer, as well as the wide range of Instant messaging applications will definitely make it worth...
Cons: The thing I found unbearable was the integrated browser, which should've run more smoothly, though I corrected it by adding Opera Mini. Furthermore, lack of 3G connectivity might hurt those who don't have access to Wi-Fi networks. Better battery life and some new improvements to the OS might, as ...
Conclusion: The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 will likely be another winner from RIM—that is, once the company works out its many bugs. Don't be a beta tester; wait until software updates make this phone work correctly.
Pros: Spacious, comfortable keyboard. Excellent camera. HTML e-mail. Six instant-messaging clients. Includes DataViz DocumentsToGo for editing Office documents. Music sounds good.
Cons: Very buggy. Web browser has serious issues. Call connection errors.
Conclusion: The whole point of the Flip is this: You get all the features of a Blackberry minus the full keyboard. As such, it proves an excellent phone for those either willing to learn how to use the two-character key typing or who probably won’t be writing any novellas over e-mail anyway.
Pros: Very trendy design; high quality voice calls; cool user interface
Cons: No GPS; average quality photos; predictive type has a learning curve
Summary: We weren't sure what it was going to be like using a clamshell BlackBerry. But over a few days, we grew to like the design. Flip phone fans and Pearl addicts will appreciate the improved, spacious keyboard, higher-resolution display, fresh operating system, and sleek style.
Excerpt: The lustrous and super stylish Pearl series is back with another installment after the Blackberry Pearl 8120 . The Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 is another one of RIM’s deviations from the typical, an indication of the changing times at the company, if you will.
Summary: The BlackBerry Pearl smartphone isn't new, but the flip, or clamshell, design of the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip certainly represents a big change for the leading business smartphone maker, RIM.
Summary: The Pearl Flip is RIM’s first non-candybar BlackBerry handset and the results are fair but not outstanding. Some consumers will appreciate the Flip design, but the lack of 3G connectivity is a real let-down.
Pros: Stylish front, external display, all the e-mail features and functions of a regular BlackBerry, Wi-Fi, excellent audio quality, SureType keyboard
Cons: No 3G connectivity, no GPS, awkward hinge design, bottom casing feels cheap, slightly sluggish when opening applications