Reviews and Problems with BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220
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Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip Video Review
9 May 2014
Excerpt: Even though the BlackBerry Pearl Flip was officially released November 4th, we spent the last couple weeks playing around with the newest Smartphone by RIM. This is their first entrance into the flip phone market and believe for the amount of features it comes with and the price point it’s a really good deal.
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 the Canadian company gave to its 8220 Pearl smartphone.
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 its money.
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 well, raise its functionality.
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. It wasn’t too long ago with the introduction of the Bold, that RIM started marketing their BlackBerrys as media centric handsets for the business person.
Summary: BlackBerry still hasn’t decided who its audience is. The Flip is too hip for executives, too chunky for street kids – but maybe just right for you, sir. Yes, you with the multiple email accounts, extensive media collection and trackball fixation.
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.
Summary: The BlackBerry Pearl Flip is the first BB I really had a desire to play with. It's much more friendly to mainstream markets than previous Berries, and I think the new form factor will garner some new adherents.
Pros: surprisingly music-friendly; external play/pause button; stereo bluetooth, standard headphone jack; UMA capable; unique form factor; slick new BB interface; more compact than other