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BlackBerry Pearl 3G

BlackBerry Pearl 3G
alaScore 86

701 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 701 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the portability and design are overall positive. The battery and screen also get good views, but the apps and reliability get less positive comments. There are some mixed reviews about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Pearl 3G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 (AT&T)

 

We almost thought RIM had retired the Pearl, as the company had not released a new one for almost two years. But it turns out we were wrong; RIM announced its latest Pearl earlier this year. The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 looks very similar to its...

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G is a slim and compact smartphone with features like Wi-Fi, GPS, and 3G support. It has external media keys and the optical touch pad felt easy to use

The SureType keyboard isn't for everyone, and we did find the media keys to be a little hard to press. Picture quality isn't as good as we hoped

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G is a great little global smartphone if you can deal with the unusual keyboard.

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 review: Back in style

 

Berries have been changing – in small steps, and big leaps. Sometimes stumbling, other times graceful and assertive. It seems the time was finally right for the Pearls' makeover too. It's been almost three years since the last of...

Quad-band GSM support ; Tri-band UMTS support with HSDPA (3.6Mbps) ; 2.25" 256K-color TFT display of 360x400 pixel resolution ; 624MHz CPU ; Wi-Fi connectivity ; Built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support ; 3.15 megapixel auto-focus camera with...

No email support or BlackBerry maps without a BlackBerry Internet Service account (plan) ; BlackBerry OS v 5.0 offers basic text-only submenus ; No FM radio ; No front facing video-call camera ; Glossy front is a fingerprint magnet

Let’s try and outline the profile of the likely BlackBerry Pearl 3G user. To begin with, it’s either a guy or a girl. That one was easy – business phones usually have unisex appeal. It has to be someone who absolutely needs the BlackBerry service for...

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RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 (AT&T)

 

The BlackBerry Pearl was never about being a cutting-edge smartphone. It was about giving owners of simpler phones a boost up into the smartphone world. In many ways, the market has since passed it by. The new, $149.99 BlackBerry Pearl 3G updates the...

Svelte and stylish. Lightweight. Great voice quality. Responsive interface. Excellent music playback

SureType keyboard isn't for everyone. OS feels old. Few third-party apps. Too expensive given the feature set

The Pearl 3G is a great upgrade from a texting phone, but you're paying a lot for a device with no touch screen or QWERTY keyboard, and relatively few apps.

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RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G Review

 

Regarded to be a long over due arrival, AT&T customers have been justifiably tolerating the aging BlackBerry Pearl 8100 for quite some time – with no relief from their agonizing slower data speeds. Despite seeing other BlackBerry handsets donning...

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G Review

 

Finally, BlackBerry has started to get on the 3G wagon with the BlackBerry Pearl 3G phone. The Pearl 9100 and 9105 are the new additions to the small 3G family. Read this article to find out if they still pack a punch and if they add anything beyond...

In a sea of BlackBerry mobiles, upgrades and releases, the BlackBerry Pearl 3G models are amongst the best devices on the market today. Although they do not feature the usual size, design and keyboard as other models they make up for that shortcoming...

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Review: BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100

 

RIM stuffs its smallest phone with as many features as possible.

Much better display and trackpad ; Low price ; SureType still a great solution for a small phone ; Good (though not great) call quality

Some more advanced phones at its price ; Disappointing camera ; Slightly below-average battery

Design and the displayFor RIM, the Pearl was by far the most overdue for a makeover this year; much of its design had been unchanged since 2006. To unveil the 3G, then, was a real breath of fresh air, and it shows in the design. Apart from bein

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G (9100 / 9105)

 

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G is the first new Pearl "candy bar" phone since the 8110 announced over two years ago, and it's the first Pearl handset to support 3G. It's amazing to think that the Pearl has come all this way without 3G support, but in fact...

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The port on these phones are of poor quality.

 

I also have the BB Storm, but will not purchase anothe BB product again, the phone is of poor quality, and the repairs to fix the ports cost more than the phone itself....How is this possible??

Easy to use and simple to learn for new users

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

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"The port on these phones are of poor quality."

 

I also have the BB Storm, but will not purchase anothe BB product again, the phone is of poor quality, and the repairs to fix the ports cost more than the phone itself....How is this possible??

Easy to use and simple to learn for new users

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,

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any answers on the phone and sunglasses issue! thanks

 

really like this phone and everything it can do . the size is a plus

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

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Swivel Camera: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA) / Unknown

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:QWERTZ/QWERTY Keyboard / Telephone Keyboard
Video Client:Windows Media Player / Yes
XHTML Browser: No

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared Interface: No
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Multi Band:Quad Band
Operating System:BlackBerry OS / RIM
Operator:3 / EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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