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BlackBerry Pearl 8100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1233 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and camera. The design and portability also get good opinions, but the reliability and features get less positive opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Pearl 8100

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 64 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 8100 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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75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Sim Free Smartphone - Black BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Sim Free Smartphone - Black Blackberry 8100 Pearl Trackball Controller Joystick

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Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Pearl 8100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 616 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 8100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Unlocked Phone with Quad-Band GSM,GPRS, EDGE, 1 MP Camera, Camcorder and bluetooth v2.0 compatible - International Version with BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Phone, Black (T-Mobile)BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Phone, White (T-Mobile)

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BlackBerry Pearl 8100

 

BlackBerry handhelds have always been targeted at business professionals who rely heavily on email. Features that made the BlackBerrys different from conventional phones were the focus on sending and receiving email, being called 'email phones', and...

The BlackBerry Pearl is an effort to make headway into the mainstream consumer market, and while it is a very good phone that offers the trademark BlackBerry email functionality, with new features such as a camera and media playback, it doesn't have a...

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BlackBerry Pearl (AT&T) Review

 

Now available for AT&T customers, the Pearl is a stylish and powerful smart phone for work and play.

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RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100

 

This sleek cell phone adds a serviceable camera and multimedia features to BlackBerry's already terrific e-mail capabilities.

Stellar messaging capabilities, Adds a camera

lacks a full QWERTY keyboard, keys can be difficult to press

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BlackBerry Pearl 8100

 

Consumers that have already been lured by the BlackBerry's popular email functions will love the new-look Pearl, but may be disappointed when comparing it to other high-end consumer devices with 2-megapixel cameras and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Slim and sexy design, Lightweight, BlackBerry's email and business functionality, Multimedia capabilities, Inclusion of a camera, Quadband, Flash memory and microSD card, New consumer focus

No 3G connectivity, No QWERTY keypad, No Wi-Fi, Poor camera quality

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Blackberry 8100

 

There's a good reason why everyone has been buzzing about the Blackberry Pearl: It's the first Blackberry device that has done an amazing job at integrating cell phone functionality with the company's trademark e-mail offering in a device that's as...

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BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Smartphone

 

The BlackBerry Pearl 8100 may not be the most modern or exciting smartphone on the market, but it is still an appealing option. Given the variety of functions, compact size, and decent battery life, it is worth considering by anyone who wants to...

Compact and lightweight, » Decent battery life, » Plenty of features you would expect in a modern phone, » Functionality and external aesthetics could pass for new, » Decent option for upgrading without having to commit to a new wireless contract

May be too small for larger hands, » Two letters sharing one key can slow down typing, » Housing and on-screen elements provide constant reminder that it was from T-Mobile, » Micro SD card slot inconveniently located under battery, » Too quiet......

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BlackBerry 8100c Pearl

 

If the demands of your life are such that you've got to stay connected wherever you go, you may as well be using a 'Best Of' smart phone like the BlackBerry 8100c Pearl. The people who brought us the groundbreaking, do-it-all wireless phone are at it...

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BlackBerry Pearl 8100

 

The Blackberry Pearl, also known as the 8100, is the first BlackBerry aimed squarely at consumers. The phone sports a built-in camera, music/video players and a bright 240-by-260 color screen. Unlike its suit and tie predecessors, the Pearl is very...

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BlackBerry Pearl Review

 

The introduction of the Blackberry Pearl redefines the meaning of smartphones. They don't need to be that bulky after all. Here's a review about its design, features, user interface and performance.

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BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Smartphone

 

Great form factor, SureType, Fast email, Great form factor, SureType, Fast email

Requires an expensive data plan to email or browse, Email client is not that robust, Requires an expensive data plan to email or browse, Email client is not that robust

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
DECT: No
Display: No
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
LCD Display: No
Microphone Boom Arm: No
Multi Compatible Gaming Function: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Mute Control: Yes
Noise Cancellation: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
SCREEM: No
Sound System:Mono
Speakers:Mono
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: No
User Interface for Text:QWERTZ/QWERTY Keyboard / Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: Yes
Volume Control: No

Connectivity

A2DP: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Connection:2.5 mm Plug
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB:No / Yes
USB Dongle: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: No
Technology:GSM/PCN

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Compatibility:for 4 and more brands
Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Form factor:In Ear Headset
Operating System:BlackBerry OS / RIM
Operator:EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Vodafone
Product Type:In Ear Headset / Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Type:In Ear
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

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