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BlackBerry Pearl 8100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1242 reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 8100. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the price and size. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the camera and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the connectivity and durability.

portability, usability, design, size, price

reliability, camera

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 8100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the durability and design. The price and portability also get good views, whereas the battery and screen get negative comments.

usability, portability, price, design, durability

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Sim Free Smartphone - BlackBLACKBERRY 8100 ORIGINAL TRACKBALL CONTROLLER BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Sim Free Smartphone - Black

Apr, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 626 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 8100 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the sound and design. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the reliability, and there are some mixed reviews about the durability.

portability, usability, size, design, sound


66% of the reviews on 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)

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Aalaap Ghag (

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...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

BlackBerry Pearl (AT&T) Review


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

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Liane Cassavoy (

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

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: ZDNet (

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

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (

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...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: big bruin (bigbruin)

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......

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: 3LUXE (

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...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: (

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...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Bright Hub (

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.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Julie Strietelmeier (

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

Jun, 2007

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Intel®
Processor Number:PXA272


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


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
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
Sound System:Mono
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: No
User Interface for Text:QWERTZ/QWERTY Keyboard / Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: Yes
Volume Control: No


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



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

General Features

Compatibility:for 4 and more brands
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Form factor:In Ear Headset
Operating System:BlackBerry OS / RIM
Operating System Version:BB 7 AND BELOW
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


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