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BlackBerry Pearl 8100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 815 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the screen and design are overall positive. The size and portability also get good feedback. Reviews about the apps and reliability are different. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and connectivity.

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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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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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 : Sascha Segan (

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100


The first multimedia BlackBerry plays music, takes photos, and still handles e-mail with aplomb.

First BlackBerry with camera, music and video player. Sharp screen. Very pretty.

Tiny keys. Music and video players lack navigation and good PC sync options. ; Watch the RIM BlackBerry Pearl Video Review!

unfortunately, rim's desktop suite handles multimedia rather clumsily. for example, there's no way to easily reformat songs, videos, or pictures for optimal display or playback on the phone. in fact, all that the poorly named media manager application...

Sep, 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 : 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 : 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

Expert review by : CDRinfo (

Expert Review


Beautiful, sexy, capable, small, amazing email experience

Cramped keyboard, hard to access Mini SD card

This is the finest SmartPhone I have every used. Period. It is a great phone, an amazing email device, a capable media player and a wonderful web surfer. The screen is beautiful, the Trackball is a joy to use (much better than a jog dial or D-Pad) and...

Mar, 2007

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