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BlackBerry Pearl 8120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 333 reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 8120. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the size and battery are generally positive. The price and portability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation, and there are some mixed views about the screen and camera.

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GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Pearl 8120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 8120 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the performance.

portability, price, size, usability

61% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry 8110 Smartphone Unlocked/Sim FreeBlackberry 8110 Smartphone Unlocked/Sim Free

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Pearl 8120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 8120 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the durability and battery are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good reviews.

portability, price, usability, battery, durability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: RIM Mini Extra Battery Charger for BlackBerry 8130, 8120 and 8530 - Retail Packaging - BlackRIM Mini Extra Battery Charger for BlackBerry 8130, 8120 and 8530 - Retail Packaging - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: TechRadar staff (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 review

 

Wi-Fi leads BlackBerry's consumer charge

Wi-Fi ; Handy Push email ; Business functions with consumer appeal

Small Screen ; Outdated interface ; No 3G

A bit old-fashioned in some ways, but more than capable of providing you with all that you'll need from a PDA

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smartphone - Pocket-lint

 

The addition of Wi-Fi, the upgrade in digital camera quality and adding of flash and video capabilities make this one consumer friendly BlackBerry

Wi-Fi, video recording, spell check, 2 megapixel camera, external memory slot

No touchscreen, keyboard takes some getting used to

The addition of Wi-Fi, the upgrade in digital camera quality and adding of flash and video capabilities make this more consumer than ever.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Blackberry 8120 Pearl review

 

The original slimline Pearl got the famously stuffy BlackBerry accepted by the mainstream. But can its successor, the 8120, keep the dream alive?

The second-gen Pearl is a tasty emailer and has extra mainstream appeal, but we'd still like more toys and features

Jan, 2008

Recommended!

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (trustedreviews.com)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120

 

RIM is clearly trying to cater for its business base and its consumer following. Does the Pearl 8120 satisfy both camps?

With the Pearl 8120, RIM is clearly trying to push further into the consumer's consciousness and retain its business fans too. The device doesn't go far enough to capture all consumers - where's the 3G and the oodles of internal memory, for example?...

Nov, 2007

PC ADVISOR - GOLD

Expert review by: Rosemary Haworth | PC Advisor (pcadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 review

 

RIM's sleek-looking BlackBerry Pearl has been given a makeover, re-emerging as the much improved BlackBerry Pearl 8120.

The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 updates last year's model in all the right ways and offers more than enough wow without being too flash.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Benny Har-Even (knowyourmobile.com)

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 review

 

We review the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 to see if this Wi-Fi-enabled candybar phone is sassy enough to appeal to more than just business users

Compact ; Lightweight email-tastic BlackBerry

Cramped keyboard ; No touch screen browsing ; No GPS ; No 3G

The 8120 shrinks down all that’s good about BlackBerry into a candybar phone, and now you don’t have to have an onerous monthly contract to own one.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (pdareviews.org.uk)

BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Review

 

There was a time when RIM had to take in lot of criticisms on the looks and the other functionalities of the original version of BlackBerry pearl. The only application that its users were satisfied was with the email application. The device was fairly...

Blackberry Pearl 8120 also has a 2 mega pixel camera which is a good upgrade from the original pearl which had only 1.3 mega pixel camera. The images were good even in the low-light areas. It does have flash. The RIM has put its multimedia features in...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Green (igizmo.co.uk)

BlackBerry 8120

 

The weapon of choice for most business people. But will this latest consumer version win over the public and shake-off the stuffy corporate image?

BlackBerry push email / small and light

Confusing keypad / small screen / poor camera

However, the BlackBerry is not just for business types, and RIM, the company that makes the device, has been plugging away for a few years now with versions aimed squarely at consumer users

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: admin (crowdedbrain.co.uk)

RIM Blackberry Pearl 8120 Review

 

The Blackberry Peal 8120 is the update to the original Peal, which features a stylish design with plenty of business features for the modern working professional.

The Pearl 8120 will only appeal to business users, though RIM have managed to add a couple more consumer friendly touches, such as the 2MP camera/video and microSD card placement. Compared to the original Pearl the 8120 is a good improvement and ideal...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: (totalmobilemag.com)

BlackBerry Pearl 8120

 

RIM was up against it when it launched the revamped BlackBerry Pearl last November, going head-to-head with the much-hyped iPhone. But a few months into the battle, it seems the business brand of choice has achieved a crossover handset with the staying...

Wi-Fi, Handy Push Email, Business functions with consumer appeal

Outdated interface, Small screen, No 3G

A bit old-fashioned in some ways, but more than capable of providing you with all that you'll need from a PDA

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

Battery

Standby time (2G):360
Talk time (2G):4

Call management

Speakerphone: Yes

Camera

Built-in Camera: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Red
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:5.71
Display Resolution:240 x 260
Touchscreen: No

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
FM radio: No

Navigation

GPS (satellite): No

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GPRS
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Other features

Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Performance

Personal info management (PIM):Calendar

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Processor

Processor frequency:0.312

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.4
Height :10.7
Weight:91
Width:5