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BlackBerry Pearl 8120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 333 reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 8120. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the size and battery are generally positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews about the screen and camera are different. There are some critical opinions about the GPS navigation.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Pearl 8120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 8120 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the usability and size are generally positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the performance.

portability, price, size, usability

61% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry 8110 Smartphone Unlocked/Sim FreeBlackberry 8110 Smartphone Unlocked/Sim Free

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Pearl 8120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 8120 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and battery. The usability and price are also appreciated.

portability, price, usability, battery, durability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: RIM Mini Extra Battery Charger for BlackBerry 8130, 8120 and 8530 - Retail Packaging - BlackRIM Mini Extra Battery Charger for BlackBerry 8130, 8120 and 8530 - Retail Packaging - Black

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

Blackberry Pearl 8120

 

Research in Motion's latest BlackBerry Pearl handset, the 8120, sets a new cell-phone standard for delivering business-class e-mail and great multimedia in a small, sleek package.

Excellent multimedia features and Wi-Fi Elegant design

Available only to corporate buyers Captured video looked grainy

Given its chic design and multimedia chops, it's a pity that AT&T has chosen to make the Pearl 8120 available only to corporate buyers. But I wouldn't be surprised to see a consumer model appear soon, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Pearl to...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 (T-Mobile)

 

T-Mobile isn't the first U.S. carrier to offer the Wi-Fi-equipped BlackBerry Pearl 8120 (AT&T Wireless launched its 8120 earlier this year), but T-Mobile's version has a decidedly consumer spin. Thanks to T-Mobile's innovative HotSpot@Home technology,...

Can transfer calls from Wi-Fi to cell ; Lots of potentially useful software

Case color is mousy, UI is cartoonish ; UMA requires extra-cost service

Sleek Pearl lets consumers use Wi-Fi to boost call quality where cell signals falter.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 (T-Mobile)

 

The latest BlackBerry Pearl makes calls over both cellular and wireless networks.

Wi-Fi and cellular calling. Slim and attractive. Outstanding e-mail software and IM clients.

Keys are a bit slippery. Camera could be better.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Review

 

The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is a welcome addition to T-Mobile's HotSpot @Home lineup of phones. We appreciated its clear quality and speedy surfing over Wi-Fi networks, improved user interface, and the higher-resolution camera. In general, we prefer the...

Wi-Fi-calling capability, Superior battery life, 3.5mm stereo jack, Includes instant messaging clients

Some calls didn't connect, Browser doesn't automatically switch between EDGE and Wi-Fi, Mediocre camcorder, No GPS

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Cell Phone

 

The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is the first in RIM's line of petite handsets to support Wi-Fi for speedy Web surfing and e-mail management.

Excellent multimedia features and Wi-Fi ; Elegant design

Available only to corporate buyers ; Captured video looked grainy

Given its chic design and multimedia chops, it's a pity that AT&T has chosen to make the Pearl 8120 available only to corporate buyers. But I wouldn't be surprised to see a consumer model appear soon, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Pearl to...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 (AT&T) review: BlackBerry Pearl 8120 (AT&T)

 

You knew it was just a matter of time before one of the GSM carriers got a hold of the next-gen RIM BlackBerry Pearl after Verizon Wireless released the RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 . And that lucky carrier would be AT&T . Today, AT&T introduced the RIM...

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 for AT&T brings Wi-Fi to the slim smartphone, along with an improved Web browser and a 2-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities. The handset also has integrated Bluetooth, strong e-mail capabilities, and solid...

The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 lacks 3G support and GPS. The SureType keyboard still requires a learning curve, and there was a slight background hiss during phone calls.

The addition of Wi-Fi and other enhancements make the RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 a nice upgrade, but we couldn't help wanting a little more from the smartphone.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120

 

What RIM's aversion to 3G is we'll never figure out. With version 8120, RIM updates its beloved Pearl smartphone with Wi-Fi but still omits a...

Camera upgraded to 2-megapixels plus flash and video capability. Software is somewhat better at word detection and correction; even works well with odd, multi-word URLs. Crazy loud speakerphone. Very sensitive mic offered exceptional call quality in...

Pearl keyboard still not for everyone. Lack of 3G is absurd. No GPS

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

BlackBerry Pearl 8120

 

A sexy, full-featured smartphone that sorely needs faster Web access.

Thin and super light weight, Navigation virtually lag-free, WiFi, Fun Facebook application

No 3G or HSDPA, No widescreen for video, Poor quality camera

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 (AT&T)

 

AT&T's new BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is a pleasing encore to the original and wildly popular Pearl 8100. The latest model adds a lot of cool upgrades, including a better camera, an improved Web browser, more conveniently placed memory card slot, and a jack...

Slim and attractive. Outstanding e-mail software. Improved Web browser and headphone jack. More conveniently placed memory card slot

Keys a bit slippery. No integrated IM client. Can't make calls via Wi-Fi

The latest BlackBerry Pearl is still a well-designed, user-friendly messaging phone, but it offers more features and has better music capabilities than the previous model.

Expert review by: Naomi Graychase (enterprisemobiletoday.com)

Review: T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl 8120

 

Released earlier this year, the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 from T-Mobile is one of the most Wi-Fi-friendly mobile phones currently available to consumers. Along with integrated 802.11g Wi-Fi, it works with T-Mobile's Unlimited HotSpot Calling plan (a new...

Article courtesy of Wi-Fi Planet.

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GPRS