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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 521 reviews of BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the durability and design are on the whole positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the GPS navigation and battery. Comments are divided on the performance.

usability, portability, size, design, durability

reliability, camera, battery, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 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 Flip 8220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the portability and size are overall positive. The price and reliability also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the GPS navigation.

usability, reliability, price, size, portability

GPS navigation

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry 8220 Pearl Flip Sim Free Mobile PhoneBlackBerry 8220 Pearl Flip Sim Free Mobile Phone

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and screen. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the battery and reliability, and views are divided on the camera.

portability, usability, design, screen, durability

performance, reliability, battery

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry 8220 Flip Pearl Unlocked Phone , GPRS, EDGE, and 2 MP Camera--International Version with No WarrantyBlackBerry 8220 Flip Pearl Unlocked Phone , GPRS, EDGE, and 2 MP Camera--International Version with No Warranty

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry 8220 Flip Pearl Unlocked Phone With Gprs, Edge And 2 Mp Camera--u.s. Version With 60 Day Warranty (black)Blackberry 8220 Flip Pearl Unlocked Phone With Gprs, Edge And 2 Mp Camera--u.s. Version With 60 Day Warranty (black)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

 

If you can live without fast over-the-air data speeds and good web mobile web browsing then the sexy BlackBerry Flip is worth a look.

Sleek design, Gorgeous screen, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headphone socket

No 3G, BlackBerry browser needs a few tweaks, Form factor not suitable for taking photos or watching video

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: John Brandon (digitaltrends.com)

Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 Review

 

...we heartily recommend the Pearl Flip as a stylish phone with ready Wi-Fi connectivity and good battery life.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

 

Research in Motion has finally released a BlackBerry for the clamshell crowd. The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220, as its name suggests, grafts the standard Pearl's modified 20-key QWERTY layout and SureType predictive text-entry technology onto a flip...

Attractive design and displays ; Wi-Fi, UMA support

Keyboard can be difficult to use ; T-Mobile's EDGE data network is slow

BlackBerry users finally get a good-looking clamshell, but keyboard and other features fall short.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Review

 

We weren't sure what it was going to be like using a clamshell BlackBerry. But over a few days, we grew to like the design. Flip phone fans and Pearl addicts will appreciate the improved, spacious keyboard, higher-resolution display, fresh operating...

Sharp clamshell design, Beautiful display, Comfortable keyboard, Good call quality

Inconsistent Wi-Fi performance', Lacks 3G and GPS

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 (T-Mobile)

 

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 promises a lot of new features, but the buggy model we reviewed is far from ready for prime time.

Spacious, comfortable keyboard. Excellent camera. HTML e-mail. Six instant-messaging clients. Includes DataViz DocumentsToGo for editing Office documents. Music sounds good.

Very buggy. Web browser has serious issues. Call connection errors.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Pearl FLip 8220 review:

 

It's been quite a year for Research In Motion. In 2008, the company debuted its premiere touch-screen BlackBerry, the RIM BlackBerry Storm as well as its first clamshell model, the RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220. While it didn't draw quite the oohs and...

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 features a brilliant internal display and updated interface. The smartphone continues to offer strong e-mail support and adds Documents to Go. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 2-megapixel camera are also onboard.

The Pearl Flip 8220 doesn't offer 3G support or GPS. The SureType keyboard also takes some acclimation.

While its flashier siblings may overshadow it, the RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 should satiate the appetite of flip phone fanatics by bringing in a clamshell design.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

BlackBerry KickStart 8220 gets really early review

 

The Bold is still stealing the overwhelming majority of RIM's spotlight at the moment for a handful of pretty good reasons: one, it's actually been announced; two, it's 3G; and three, it falls in line with the traditional (and loved) BlackBerry form...

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (letstalk.com)

BlackBerry 8220 Pearl Flip

 

BlackBerry's first flip phone has arrived, the Flip Pearl 8220. While it might not be as compact as many of the flip phones currently available, that doesn't mean it's not an attractive cell phone. Although the 8220 Flip sports a new form factor,...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: sammy (brighthub.com)

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220: A Clamshell BlackBerry for the First Time

 

Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 review including a look at the device's specifications, looks, build quality and ergonomics. There's also time to discuss the half QWERTY keyboard, the camera and all the features.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Sandeep (mobilewhack.com)

Review: BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip Phone

 

The folks over at PureMobile.com sent us a BlackBerry Pearl Flip for review

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
SIM card capability:Single SIM