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It is a candybar smartphone, as well as the first unit in the Pearl 8100 Series to be based on the more popular CDMA networks.

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Pros

Above average call quality compared to similar devices

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Good, compact form factor, compared to the traditional Blackberry devices

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Above average build quality

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Customisable user interface

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Good camera performance

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Excellent email support, like other RIM devices

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Cons

Steep learning curve

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Bloated UI, can be slow at times

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Crammed keyboard unlike other Blackberrys

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The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 is a candybar smartphone, as well as the first unit in the Pearl 8100 Series to be based on the more popular CDMA networks. As an upgrade from the Pearl 8120, the Pearl 8130 trades in its predecessor’s Wi-Fi in favor of assisted GPS capabilities. But like its counterpart, the Pearl includes a 2MP camera that captures videos, an audio/visual player, and support for instant messaging. More importantly, the Pearl is fully compatible with advanced communications servers like Microsoft Exchange, making it exceptionally useful for on-the-go business professionals. The most significant update, however, is the Pearl’s reliance on the high-speed EV-DO network, which allows web pages to quickly load in under 10 seconds.

Features
  • 3G Candybar Smartphone
  • CDMA Voice Networks
  • EVDO Data Transfer Rates
  • Assisted GPS
  • Audio/Video Capture
  • Audio/Video Playback
  • Instant Messaging
  • Advanced Communications
  • Integrated Dial-Up Modem
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Specifications
  • CPU: Qualcomm MSM6550
  • 2G Networks: CDMA 1900/850MHz
  • 3G Networks: 1xEV-DO rev.0
  • Display: 2.2" (240x260)
  • Input: Compact QWERTY, Trackball
  • Internal Memory: 64MB
  • Memory Expansion: microSD (8GB)
  • Bluetooth: v2.0 (A2DP, HSP, HFP)
  • GPS: A-GPS
  • USB: 2.0
  • Camera: 2MP
  • Still Resolution:1600x1200
  • Video Resolution: 240x176; MPEG-4
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML
  • Java: MIDP 2.0
  • Video Formats: MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264
  • Audio Formats: MP3/AMR-NB/AAC/AAC+/WMA/MIDI/AMR/eACC+
  • Battery: 900 mAh
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