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RIM BlackBerry Pearl


$199.00 Released September, 2006

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Good sound quality. Excellent power management. Good sunlight visibility.

The Cons:Can't use wrist strap, holster and headset at once. Can't use internet apps without BlackBerry data plan. No video capture on 8100.

Three years in the making, the BlackBerry Pearl is the latest smartphone offering from Research In Motion. Features a trackball navigation system and SureType keypad as RIM has dropped their full QWERTY keyboard in favour of 2 letters per button interface.

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Product Shot 2 A 240 x 260 high resolution large light sensing display embedded within a sleek design. While supporting the standard phone, email, internet, and mp3 you can also subscribe to Blackberry Maps service. Built-in 64 MB of memory expandable with a removable MicroSD memory card. Released in the US September 12, 2006. Available with T-Mobile for $199 with a 2-year subscription.

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Pros
  • 3

    Good sound quality

  • 2

    Excellent power management

  • 2

    Good sunlight visibility

  • 2

    Good memory management

  • 2

    Push data

  • 1

    Easy to use keyboard

  • 1

    Customisable interface

Cons
  • 2

    Can't use wrist strap, holster and headset at once

  • 1

    Can't use internet apps without BlackBerry data plan

  • 1

    No video capture on 8100

  • 1

    Fingerprint magnet

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    Half QWERTY keyboard takes some getting use to

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    Trackball is a hassle for certain apps (particularly web browsing)

  • -1

    2.5mm headset jack

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