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BlackBerry Pearl Phone Review

Those who have been following the BlackBerry range of urbane, ultra-cool mobiles over the years would remember that it is the original Pearl that was largely responsible for bringing BlackBerry smartphones in the mainstream market. Recently, BlackBerry came out with its newest version of the Pearl called the Pearl 8120. This phone could be mistaken as an upgraded version of the actual Pearl, but it has a very individual and distinctive quality about its overall presentation and is good enough to create its own niche in the market.

Texting with the Pearl: The Pearl has been often called a ‘texting’ phone, i.e. a smartphone that offers more convenience when used as a messaging device. This feature is courtesy of the keypads that are easy to glide through, making the entire typing experience very intuitive and you can text long messages without tiring your fingers. It uses the SureType keyboard which is not the latest offered among the BlackBerry range of smartphones, but it is one of the easiest to use. Emphasis has been laid on easy recognition via the keypad and the silver colored ones represent the house numbers.

The backlit keyboard is readable even in the dark and the entire display is supported by an automatic light sensor to ensure proper contrast/brightness levels. The standard resolution is 240 x 260 pixels which cannot be described as the best in this segment but then for the price it carries, the Pearl does seem amply capable of displaying web pages with all the necessary details and the images are defined with strong color hues. Further, since the font size is adjustable, more web pages can be viewed when searching through lots of data.

Other Recommendable Features: The BlackBerry Pearl is MMS-friendly and capable of shooting videos and recorded images have minimal fading effect. Another nice add-on is the WiFi and it does not compromise upon speed when downloading heavier web pages. Further, the Pearl offers the A2DP, inclusive of the Bluetooth stereo headsets, for a better audio feedback along with the standard 3.5 mm jack to help users plug-in their headphone of choice.

Its texting capabilities get another boost in the form of the BlackBerry Messenger which helps communicate among BlackBerry users. It supports both POP3 and IMAP4 and has an impressive talk time of 240 minutes. Memory expansion options are particularly recommendable with the single micro-SD card slot that also supports high-capacity SDHC cards of up to 2 gigs.

Conclusion: This neatly-packed mobile phone can be your substitute for handling office work on the go, as it is equipped to handle all the basic requirements like handling emailing, scheduling meetings or editing documents (Word/PowerPoint/ Excel/PDF). The BlackBerry Pearl does not offer extreme style quotient and is supposed to be a mainstream performance-oriented mobile device.

Source by Sam Lee

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