BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Reviews and Deals

70 customer reviews

+ This mobile phone has no outstanding positive points. - It scores very poorly on ease of use.

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7.3 out of 10 based on 70 reviews.
BlackBerry Pearl 8100: Smartphone with 1MP camera, Numeric keypad and 24 x 260 display. See full product description

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peter, london

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
the good points about this phone is it just seems to have everything i want in a phone and l will certainly be upgrading in the near future to a newer version of the blackberry
Bad points:
speaker phone could be clearer as sometimes its hard to hear clearly and sometimes when dailing it takes a while for them to hear my voice after connection has been made.I normally say hello about 3 times before they hear me..
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 May 2009

Steve, Studley

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Stylish and relatively easy to use
Bad points:
Difficult to change settings
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 May 2009

james, Leamington spa self employed essential tool

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
All you need in one handset for wok and play! Always on mine and charge it every other day!!
Bad points:
Track ball sticks sometimes - Some config work may be required from your email exchange host
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Jul 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent for accessing email on the move and messanger function saves on text messages
Bad points:
Slightly small screen to see some web pages
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 May 2009

Confirmed purchaser Style and looks come first

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
i think the design is good but the ring tones are poor
Bad points:
can not load any decent ring tones so your stuck with the phones mundane ringtones
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 May 2009

Mark, Darlington Business or web user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Can receive work E-mails on device
Bad points:
WAP / WEB Browser
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 5.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 May 2009

Confirmed purchaser Business or web user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Email and synchronisation. It's also small and neat, yet feels well made.
Bad points:
The 'BlackBerry Answers' option dominating the opening screen for the internet function. Accessing the internet is made tedious by the array of useless options before getting to any useful search point.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 May 2009

Product Features

Operating system BlackBerry OS
Screen size (Inches) 2.2
Screen Resolution (pixels) 240x260
Type of phone Smartphone
Shape of phone bar
3G No
Touchscreen or keypad Numeric keypad
Connections USB
Connections Bluetooth
Extra functions Camera
Extra functions Instant messaging
Extra functions Email
Band Quad
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 24
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 260
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 1
Talk time (Hours) 4
Stand-by time (Days) 15.0
Depth in cm 1.45
Height in cm 10.7
Width in cm 5
Memory card slot Yes
Autofocus No
Weight (g) 89
EDGE Yes
FM tuner No
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) No
Java Yes
Release date 2006-12-18

Also known as: Blackberry 8100, Blackberry Pearl -, RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100

Mobile Phone Buyers Guide  

Manufacturer's Description

The BlackBerry® Pearl™ smartphone is designed with you in mind. It looks and feels good in your hands, but still offers you everything you need for your life on the go.

Flexible Communications
You don’t stay in touch with all the people in your life in the exact same way. Even though they’re smaller than other BlackBerry® smartphones, BlackBerry Pearl Series smartphones can help you stay on top of what’s happening and contact the people in your life when you’ve got news. Discover all the ways you can stay in touch1:

  • Email
  • Advanced Phone Features
  • Instant Messaging
  • Social Networking

SureType Technology
SureType® technology combines an innovative keyboard layout with dynamic software to help you type quickly and accurately on a narrow, compact smartphone. It’s designed to learn your typing and word patterns so you can focus on getting the message out.

And, just for good measure, the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone even has a spell check feature.

Camera and Video Recording
With the camera on a BlackBerry Pearl smartphone, you can be prepared to snap a pic of unexpected, important—or even embarrassing—moments.

Then you can share your pictures—in an email, picture message, or instant message chat.2,3 Or upload them to sites like Facebook® and Flickr™2.

And when an event can’t be captured in a single instant, use sound and action to tell the story with the video camera on your BlackBerry Pearl smartphone.4

  • Camera and Video Recording
  • Facebook® for BlackBerry® smartphones
  • Flickr™ Photo Uploader for BlackBerry smartphones

Multimedia
Whether you want to watch a video clip or listen to your favorite songs, your BlackBerry Pearl smartphone delivers visual and sound quality that keeps up with your needs.

And with the BlackBerry® Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone, you can turn it on its side to enjoy videos in widescreen.5

You can even use BlackBerry® Media Sync to transfer desktop iTunes® music files to your smartphone.

Learn more about media on your BlackBerry Pearl smartphone:

  • Media Player
  • BlackBerry® Media Sync
  • Roxio® Media Manager

GPS and BlackBerry Maps
Enjoy the convenience of carrying BlackBerry® Maps in your pocket. It’s designed to make it easier to find the location of businesses, restaurants, concert venues and more by allowing you to check maps and get driving directions quickly and conveniently.

Pinpoint where you are right now and where you need to be with GPS capabilities on the BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8110 smartphone and BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8130 smartphone.2,6 Get turn-by-turn navigation to help find your way.

  • GPS Capabilities

Wi-Fi
Imagine being able to check your email, shop online, make phone calls and stream video on your smartphone without being connected to your service provider’s cellular network.7,8 With the BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8120 smartphone and BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8220 smartphone, you can do all of this and maybe even save a little money.

Whether you set up a wireless network at home or use a public hotspot, Wi-Fi® gives you access to all of your BlackBerry® services.

  • Wi-Fi Support

Mobile Streaming
Connect to a Wi-Fi® network or use your BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8130 smartphone to access the mobile versions of news, television and other media sites.7,8 Interested in a funny clip from YouTube or the incredible play from last night’s game? Hit up a hotspot or connect to a wireless network and enjoy.

  • Mobile Streaming and other Browser functions

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