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Three years in the making, the BlackBerry Pearl is the latest smartphone offering from Research In Motion.

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Pros

Good sound quality

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Excellent power management

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Good sunlight visibility

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Push data

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Customisable interface

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Good memory management

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Easy to use keyboard

2 agree
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

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

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

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2.5mm headset jack

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Fingerprint magnet

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Can't use internet apps without BlackBerry data plan

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No video capture on 8100

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Half QWERTY keyboard takes some getting use to

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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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. 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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