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BlackBerry Pearl 9100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 376 reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 9100. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the sound and design. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Views are divided on the size. The screen and durability get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Pearl 9100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 331 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 9100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and performance. The size and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical opinions about the usability.

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71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry 9100 Pearl 3G Unlocked Phone with 3 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Optical Trackpad and GPS - International Version - BlackBlackberry 9100 Pearl 3G Unlocked Phone with 3 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Optical Trackpad and GPS - International Version - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Сергей Кузьмин (mobile-review.com)

Blackberry 9100: рецензия

 

Blackberry 9100: рецензия

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 smartphone

 

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 has similar specifications to RIM's flagship BlackBerry Bold 9700 but in a more compact design.

Fast to navigate, same capabilities as more expensive BlackBerry handsets, impressive specifications, SureType software is excellent, unbeatable e-mail service, optical trackpad

Less sturdy than RIM's Curve and Bold series, glossy keyboard is slippery and keys are cramped, small display, awkwardly mounted media controls

May, 2010

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 smartphone

 

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 has similar specifications to RIM's flagship BlackBerry Bold 9700 but in a more compact design.

Fast to navigate, same capabilities as more expensive BlackBerry handsets, impressive specifications, SureType software is excellent, unbeatable e-mail service, optical trackpad

Less sturdy than RIM's Curve and Bold series, glossy keyboard is slippery and keys are cramped, small display, awkwardly mounted media controls

We were impressed that RIM's BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 offers the same capabilities and functions found on more expensive BlackBerry smartphones. The trade off comes in the form of a smaller, pocketable form factor, resulting in a cramped keyboard,...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 (AT&T)

 

Research in Motion updates its venerable, lightweight Pearl with a faster CPU, sharper screen, and 3G, but it still feels like an older (if very good) smartphone.

Svelte and stylish. Lightweight. Great voice quality. Responsive interface. Excellent music playback.

SureType keyboard isn't for everyone. OS feels old. Few third-party apps. Too expensive given the feature set.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions The microSD card slot underneath the battery cover works with 32GB cards. My 16GB SanDisk card worked fine, and there's also 125MB of free internal storage. The standard-size 3.5mm headphone jack is a boon for music...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 review: BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100

 

We almost thought RIM had retired the Pearl, as the company had not released a new one for almost two years. But it turns out we were wrong; RIM announced its latest Pearl earlier this year. The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 looks very similar to its...

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G is a slim and compact smartphone with features like Wi-Fi, GPS, and 3G support. It has external media keys and the optical touch pad felt easy to use.

The SureType keyboard isn't for everyone, and we did find the media keys to be a little hard to press. Picture quality isn't as good as we hoped.

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G is a great little global smartphone if you can deal with the unusual keyboard.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Ted Gibbons (pcworld.co.nz)

BlackBerry Pearl 3G (9100)

 

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I've been a BlackBerry Pearl user for some years now, having had the 8110 since it was launched. Admittedly, even then its lack of 3G was a bit naff (BlackBerry was very slow to come to the 3G party) but I really liked the pocket-friendly form factor...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (ninemsn.com.au)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 smartphone review

 

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 smartphone is designed to attract a similar audience to the Curve series of BlackBerry handsets. It differs mainly in its smaller frame, making it easier to pocket. Despite the RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100's smaller...

Fast to navigate ; Same capabilities as more expensive BlackBerry handsets ; Impressive specifications ; Unbeatable e-mail service ; Optical trackpad ; SureType software is excellent

Less sturdy than RIM's Curve and Bold series ; Glossy keyboard is slippery and keys are cramped ; Small display ; Awkwardly mounted media controls

We were impressed that RIM's BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 offers the same capabilities and functions found on more expensive BlackBerry smartphones. The trade off comes in the form of a smaller, pocketable form factor, resulting in a cramped keyboard,...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Jon Fingas (electronista.com)

Review: BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100

 

RIM stuffs its smallest phone with as many features as possible.

Much better display and trackpad ; Low price ; SureType still a great solution for a small phone ; Good (though not great) call quality

Some more advanced phones at its price ; Disappointing camera ; Slightly below-average battery

Design and the displayFor RIM, the Pearl was by far the most overdue for a makeover this year; much of its design had been unchanged since 2006. To unveil the 3G, then, was a real breath of fresh air, and it shows in the design. Apart from bein

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Mendelson Tiu (smartoffice.com.au)

Review: Blackberry Pearl 3G

 

The Blackberry Pearl 3G is a candybar-type phone aimed at first time smartphone users. It has the same processing power as the Bold 9700, has Wi-Fi 802.11n built-in, and has dedicated media keys to keep you entertained while on the go.

Good form factor; Powerful processor; Wi-fi 802.11n; Dedicated Media keys; Form factor; 3.5mm jack; Camera with flash; Good Telstra coverage; Attractive price point

Condensed QWERTY may take some time to get used to; Heavy users will only get one day's worth of battery life

May, 2010

Expert review by: Mendelson Tiu (smarthouse.com.au)

Blackberry Pearl 3G (9100)

 

The Blackberry Pearl 3G is a candybar-type phone aimed at first time smartphone users. It has the same processing power as the Bold 9700, has Wi-Fi 802.11n built-in, and has dedicated media keys to keep you entertained while on the go.

Good form factor; Powerful processor; Wi-fi 802.11n; Dedicated Media keys; Form factor; 3.5mm jack; Camera with flash; Good Telstra coverage; Attractive price point

Condensed QWERTY may take some time to get used to; Heavy users will only get one day's worth of battery life

May, 2010
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1150
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):432
Talk time (2G):5.5

Call management

Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536

Design

Form factor:Bar

Display

Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:360 x 400
Display Type:TFT
Touchscreen: No

Messaging

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

Multimedia

FM radio: No

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Performance

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor frequency:0.624

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS

Storage

Internal Memory:256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.33
Height :10.8
Weight:93.6
Width:5
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