Reviews and Problems with BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220
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BlackBerry Flip 8220
15 November 2009
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: While its flashier siblings may overshadow it, the RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 should satiate the appetite of flip phone fanatics by bringing in a clamshell design.
Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 features a brilliant internal display and updated interface. The smartphone continues to offer strong e-mail support and adds Documents to Go. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 2-megapixel camera are also onboard.
Cons: The Pearl Flip 8220 doesn't offer 3G support or GPS. The SureType keyboard also takes some acclimation.
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. As such, we heartily recommend the Pearl Flip as a stylish phone with ready Wi-Fi connectivity and good battery life.
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. If you can live with EDGE data when you're outside of hotsport range, and you don't have a need for GPS on your phone, it's a good choice.
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
Test: RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip (Business-Handy)
1 October 2009
Conclusion: Das Flip konnte im Test nicht überzeugen. Wer ein reinrassiges Business-Handy sucht, findet im Flip keinen guten Partner. Sowohl Verarbeitung, Ausstattung und auch Bedienung lassen teilweise deutlich zu wünschen übrig. Zum Telefonieren taugt das Handy dank guter Sprachqualität allerdings sehr gut. Das RIM BlackBerry Flip bekommen Sie augenblicklich ab knapp 300 Euro ohne Vertrag im Preisvergleich (Stand Dezember 2008).
Pros: Gute Gesprächsqualität, WLAN, Leicht und kompakt
Cons: Kein UMTS / HSDPA, Langsamer Sync, Mäßige Verarbeitung