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BlackBerry Pearl 3G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 699 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the portability and design are overall positive. The screen and battery are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the features and reliability, while reviews are divided on the apps.

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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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Pearl 3G

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 93 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 3G from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 Sim Free - Smartphone BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 Sim Free - Smartphone BLACKBERRY PEARL 3G 9105 WHITE PINK LEATHER PURSE CASE

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Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Pearl 3G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 425 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 3G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

portability, usability, size, value for money, design

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry 9100 Pearl 3G Unlocked Phone with 3 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Optical Trackpad and GPS - International Version - BlackBlackberry 9100 Pearl 3G Unlocked Phone with 3 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Optical Trackpad and GPS - Unlocked Phone - BlackRIM BlackBerry 9105 Pearl 3G Unlocked GSM Smartphone - 3MP Camera, WiFi, GPS -- International Version(Black)

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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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Blackberry Pearl 3G review

 

Excellent upgrade to emailing favourite

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G review

 

Will a QWERTY-free, slimline BlackBerry make merry in the mass market?

BlackBerry email experience in a smaller handset ; Stylish design ; Out of the box' ease of use ; Improved web browser ; Good quality images, with numerous options for sending photos

Disappointing call quality ; Below-average 3G connectivity ; Small screen ; Troublesome text inputting ; Media player hidden away

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RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 smartphone

 

Intended to appeal to first-time smartphone buyers, RIM's latest BlackBerry -- the Pearl 3G 9100 -- features similar internal specifications to RIM's ...

Fast to navigate, same capabilities as more expensive BlackBerry handsets, impressive specifications, SureType software is excellent, unbeatable e-mail service, optical trackpad

Less sturdy than RIM's Curve and Bold series, glossy keyboard is slippery and keys are cramped, small display, awkwardly mounted media controls

We were impressed that RIM's BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 offers the same capabilities and functions found on more expensive BlackBerry smartphones. The trade off comes in the form of a smaller, pocketable form factor, resulting in a cramped keyboard,...

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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