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BlackBerry Pearl 8130

BlackBerry Pearl 8130
alaScore 77

284 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and size. The camera and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the value for money and reliability.

design, usability, camera, size, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Pearl 8130

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 8130 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

usability, screen, battery, portability, design

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Phone, Red (Sprint)Blackberry Pearl 8130 Sprint Phone with 3.5mm Stereo Jack, Stereo Bluetooth and 3G (Phone Only, No Service) [Red]Blackberry Pearl 8130 Sprint Phone with 3.5mm Stereo Jack, Stereo Bluetooth and

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BlackBerry Pearl 8130 (Sprint)

 

Bundled with Sprint's multimedia offerings, the pocket-friendly BlackBerry Pearl 8130 is a fun phone and a smart buy.

Speedy data ; Good call quality ; Supports Sprint TV and Music store ; Integrated GPS

SureType takes getting used to ; Video quality is pixelated and blurry ; Can't listen to Sprint Music tunes while multitasking

Despite the lack of Wi-Fi capability, we highly recommend the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 for Sprint. This slim smart phone juggles multimedia and push e-mail well, and unlike the Verizon Wireless version of this handset, you can watch TV and download tunes...

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BlackBerry Pearl 8130

 

The BlackBerry Pearl 8130 (aka the Pearl 2) is the second version of the popular phone that fits a modified QWERTY keyboard into a standard candy-bar design. Available for Sprint and Verizon CDMA networks, the 8130 adds built-in GPS, a video camera,...

Unique standard- and smart-phone hybrid ; Great for e-mail and Web surfing

Keyboard can be frustrating ; Keyboard can be awkward

Version two of this consumer/business hybrid phone works for moderate amounts of e-mail and Internet text input.

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BlackBerry Pearl 8130 (silver, Verizon Wireless)

 

Everyone say it with me now: "It's about flippin' time." The CDMA version of the RIM BlackBerry Pearl is finally out, and though it's been a long wait (the original, GSM version debuted more than a year ago), we have to say it was worth the extra time.

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 keeps the same sleek design of its predecessor but adds built-in GPS, EV-DO support, and video-recording capabilities. The smartphone's Web browser is also improved, and it has a 2-megapixel camera. The device's messaging...

The SureType keyboard takes some acclimation, and call quality could be slightly better.

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 improves on an already-impressive smartphone with the addition of GPS, video recording, and 3G support.

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RIM BlackBerry 8130 Pearl (Verizon)

 

In many ways, the Pearl 8130 resembles the 8100. The lightweight handset feels exceptionally well balanced in the hand, weighing just 3.4 ounces and measuring 4.2 by 2.0 by 0.6 inches (HWD). The Verizon model comes in silver with smoked chrome sides,...

3G data speeds. Enhanced media features and Web browser. Optional GPS. Capable camera

SureType keyboard is largely a personal preference. No document editing. Verizon version lacks V Cast music and video support

RIM upgrades its successful Pearl for Sprint and Verizon customers. The 8130 gets some of the latest technology, including a 2-megapixel camera, GPS, and 3G data speeds, while keeping all of the original Pearl's virtues intact.

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BlackBerry Pearl 8130

 

EV-DO mavens will be happy as clams with these high-speed, media-enhanced versions of RIM's most popular consumer BlackBerry.

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BlackBerry 8130

 

There's a good reason why everyone has been buzzing about the BlackBerry Pearl being available for Sprint and Verizon Wireless: It's the first BlackBerry device that has done an amazing job at integrating cell phone functionality with the company's...

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RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Review

 

The original BlackBerry Pearl marked a shift in philosophy at RIM. Until then the name BlackBerry had been associated with the corporate world, but the Pearl set out to bring the power of the BlackBerry service to the consumer market. It was a hit by...

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Review of the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Available from Verizon Wireless and Sprint

 

RIM, the makers of BlackBerry, have been marketing the appeal of their popular Blackberry 8130 smartphone to more than just business professionals. Everyday people are enjoying the features of the Pearl 8130 from Verizon Wireless and Sprint. In this...

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Review: Roundup - RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130, Palm Centro, Samsung Blast & Ace

 

The software is the same BlackBerry interface you've come to trust, which means anyone switching from a Palm OS device will need a month just to get used to it. Notable features include a 2-megapixel camera, which we found provided strong color but not...

The software is the same BlackBerry interface you've come to trust, which means anyone switching from a Palm OS device will need a month just to get used to it. Notable features include a 2-megapixel camera, which we found provided strong color but not...

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BlackBerry Pearl 8130

 

EV-DO mavens will be happy as clams with these high-speed, media-enhanced versions of RIM's most popular consumer BlackBerry.

Product Specifications

The BlackBerry Pearl 8130 smartphone is designed to help you do everything you want with your life. It comes complete with advanced phone features, multimedia, digital camera, video recording, built-in GPS and expandable memory. And it offers the full BlackBerry experience - email, browser, text messaging (SMS and MMS), instant messaging, organizer applications and more. Small, smart and stylish.

Battery

Capacity:900mAh
Standby Time (PB):216hours
Talk Time (PB):220minutes/240minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Calculator

Type:Basic

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard/QWERTY keyboard

Cellular

Band:CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player/Digital camera / Digital player / GPS receiver/Digital camera / Digital player / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:ALLTEL Wireless/Not specified/Sprint Nextel/U.S. Cellular/Verizon Wireless
Technology:CDMA2000 1X
Type:BlackBerry / BlackBerry smartphone/BlackBerry smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0

Communicator Features

Operating System:BlackBerry Handheld Software

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:4.2in
Weight:3.4oz
Width:2in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD / microSDHC/microSDHC

Header

Manufacturer:Research In Motion
Model:8130
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BlackBerry Pearl

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Amethyst/Pink/Red/Silver/White

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes
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