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BlackBerry Pearl 9105

alaTest has collected and analyzed 668 reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 9105. 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. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the price and reception. Many are critical about the reliability and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Pearl 9105 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 9105

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 9105 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and design. The battery and usability also get good reviews. The price and performance get less positive reviews.

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77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 Sim Free - SmartphoneBlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 Sim Free - Smartphone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Pearl 9105

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 9105 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the camera and design. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the price. Some have doubts about the battery and screen.

usability, portability, performance, design, camera

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

This summary is based on the products: RIM BlackBerry 9105 Pearl 3G Unlocked GSM Smartphone - 3MP Camera, WiFi, GPS -- International Version(Black)RIM BlackBerry 9105 Pearl 3G Unlocked GSM Smartphone - 3MP Camera, WiFi, GPS -- International Version(Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 - Pocket-lint

 

As a T9 candybar phone, on a cheap contract, we'd rate the Pearl 3G highly. As a fully-fledged smartphone there are obvious shortcomings, so to a certain

Compact, all the connectivity you'd want, keyboard works well, excellent email service

Media keys sort of miss the point, screen a little small for the complete smartphone experience, browser a little slow, creaky backplate

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 is a great handset overall. It gives you the benefits of BlackBerry's connectivity, the great e-mail service and mainstream applications to give you a social mobile with communication at its core. This is packaged into a...

May, 2010

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

BlackBerry Pearl 3G (9105) First Look - Pocket-lint

 

Our time was brief with the BlackBerry Pearl 3G, but this is RIM playing it safe while trying to lure those using a standard T9 handset into the world

Fast, great screen, optical trackpad, easy access media buttons, Wi-Fi n support

No QWERTY keyboard - but isn't that the point?

The decision to make this predictive only rather than yet another QWERTY smartphone is an interesting move. It one that clearly shows they are hoping will entice non-smartphone users, perhaps upgrading from Nokia or Sony Ericsson into the BlackBerry...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Niall Magennis (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105

 

The Pearl 3G is a BlackBerry without a QWERTY keyboard, but is that a good thing?

More pocket-friendly than other BlackBerrys ; Good build quality ; BlackBerry OS 5 on-board

Lacks iOS/Android smartphone chops ; High pixel-density screen ; Keypad can't beat a Qwerty

, so we wouldn’t like to use it longer term if we frequently had to bash out longer emails.

May, 2011

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

RIM - BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105

 

RIM's BlackBerry Pearl has always been a successful handset. Its candybar format appeals to those without a lot of pocket space, and to those who don't really want the bells and whistles of a large screen ...

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G is quite simply the best candybar smartphone in existence. It brings what is a very solid and functional line of devices up to date, and while we miss the quirky keyboard design we can live with the more standardised alternative.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: James (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 Review

 

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 is one of a few new BlackBerry smart phones we should see this year. The 9105 is pretty unique though. As far as I am aware this is the first BlackBerry with a traditional style keypad. Yes, three letters on...

Messaging (email and IM) ; Integrated Facebook and Twitter ; Small and sleek, perfect for one handed use ; Connectivity

Screen size ; Felt a little cheap

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Clare Hopping (itpro.co.uk)

BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 review

 

RIM has already provided us with the budget 8520 smartphone, but now the Canadian manufacturer has released the 9105 with 3G. How does it measure up? We review the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 to find out.

The BlackBerry Pearl 9105 is a great entry level RIM device, especially when you consider it features full Wi-Fi capabilities and 3G. Alas, the way it feels and the presence of an alphanumeric keyboard are a little disappointing from such an otherwise...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 review

 

Aimed successfully at a younger audience, but the Pearl 3G 9105 also has strong enterprise credentials.

If RIM and its carrier partners get the price right – and we expect the 9105 to be free on a £25-per-month contract when it becomes available (hopefully) next month – then RIM is onto a winner.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Rob Kerr (theinquirer.net)

Blackberry Pearl 3G

 

RESEARCH IN MOTION'S Blackberry Pearl 3G 9105 is due to show up on mobile phone networks over the next few months, and The INQUIRER recently had an exclusive hands-on briefing with the latest candy bar handset

The Blackberry Pearl 3G is RIM's most recent in its consumer range of mobiles, and it has improved network access and an updated keyboard that falls in line with the rest of the phone manufacturers

May, 2010

Expert review by: PC Pro (alphr.com)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105

 

Aimed successfully at a younger audience, but the Pearl 3G 9105 also has strong enterprise credentials

May, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

BlackBerry Pearl 9105 review -

 

Top of the line email, dedicated media controls, high quality apps from BlackBerry App World, integrated Facebook contacts and calendar, HSDPA and Wi-Fi in a basic-phone-sized body

Browser doesn?t auto-fit non-mobile sites, trackpad slightly unresponsive at times

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1150
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:30
Standby time (2G):432
Standby time (3G):312
Talk time (2G):5
Talk time (3G):5.5

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Digital Zoom:2.5
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Second Camera: No
Video recording: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:5.71
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:360 x 400
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: No
Touchscreen: No

Keyboard

Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes
Navigation key: Yes

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC+, eAAC+, Flac / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA
FM radio: No
Image formats supported:JPG
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:BlackBerry maps

Performance

Closed user group support: Yes
Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: No

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:0.624

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS

Storage

Internal Memory:256
Maximum memory card size:32

Video

Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.33
Height :10.8
Weight:93 / 93.6
Width:5
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