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BlackBerry Pearl: The pearl in the Smartphone industry

PROS: This Smartphone is also known as the RIM BlackBerry Pearl. It is the first Blackberry phone that has a 1.3 megapixel camera. It also features music and video playback. This Smartphone is superior in terms of email functions and capabilities, EDGE support and Bluetooth. The phone also supports expandable memory and mapping application.

CONS: The phones memory card slot is place in an awkward location in the phone. It is behind the battery. The call quality of the phone is a little off based on user’s test. Its camera could not record a video. The phone also lacks external controls for its music player and Wi-Fi functions.

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Conclusion: The phone is solid in terms of performance. It has features that can attract business users and non business users. With its multimedia functions and email capabilities, the phone will be a real competitor in the Smartphone industry.

The phone is also known as the Stealth. It is the first phone for BlackBerry that has a camera, video, music and expandable memory for media functions. These functions are special but it is will not raised the bar for Smartphone companies. The phone in terms of functionality are well within those other Smartphone’s but this unit of BlackBerry lacks a basic and integral function and that is video recording.

This phone can perform email capabilities as this aspect is its main draw towards consumers. The phone is price at $149.99 with a two year contract.


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The phone is designed slimmed so that it slipping inside a pocket will not be a problem. The phone is built solidly as it is durable enough to withstand rough handling. This Smartphone can be considered as the sexiest BlackBerry available. It weighs around 3.1 ounces. It can be compared to other phones such as the Motorola Q and Motorola Silver 7.

The Pearl has a 2.25 inch screen that can display a 240×260 resolution. It is not touch screen just like any BlackBerry. The phone provides vibrant colors that are perfect for viewing email images and sites. The phone has integrated light sensing functions that automatically adjust the screen depending on the environment.

Specifications: The BlackBerry Pearl is capable of 3.5 hours talk time and 15 days standby time. It can also last for 21 hours by just using music playback. Its video playback capability is 6 hours. It has a universal 3.5mm audio jack so you can put on your favorite headphones.

BlackBerry Pearl

The phone can support document viewers such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and portable document format of PDF. The phone has media player, QWERTY keyboard and an organizer. The multimedia functions of the phone can support MPEG4, WMV, MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC and AAC+.

All in all, the phone can perform Smartphone functions just like any other Smartphone. However, the BlackBerry Pearl was not built to revolutionize the Smartphone industry. This Smartphone can be considered an ordinary phone because of its easy functions and capabilities. You can send text messages and send out calls with ease. The phone can really be considered a gem in the Smartphone competition. BlackBerry once again has made a tough phone and that is the RIM BlackBerry Pearl.

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