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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 521 reviews of BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the durability and design. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the performance. There are some negative reviews about the GPS navigation and battery.

usability, portability, size, design, durability

reliability, camera, battery, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 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 Flip 8220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 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. Reviewers really like the portability and size. The price and reliability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the GPS navigation.

usability, reliability, price, size, portability

GPS navigation

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry 8220 Pearl Flip Sim Free Mobile PhoneBlackBerry 8220 Pearl Flip Sim Free Mobile Phone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and screen. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the camera, and some have doubts about the battery and reliability.

portability, usability, design, screen, durability

performance, reliability, battery

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry 8220 Flip Pearl Unlocked Phone , GPRS, EDGE, and 2 MP Camera--International Version with No WarrantyBlackBerry 8220 Flip Pearl Unlocked Phone , GPRS, EDGE, and 2 MP Camera--International Version with No Warranty

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry 8220 Flip Pearl Unlocked Phone With Gprs, Edge And 2 Mp Camera--u.s. Version With 60 Day Warranty (black)Blackberry 8220 Flip Pearl Unlocked Phone With Gprs, Edge And 2 Mp Camera--u.s. Version With 60 Day Warranty (black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Tech staff (techradar.com)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 review

 

The first clamshell BlackBerry

Good looks ; 2 megapixel camera ; Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headphone jack ; Semi Qwerty-style keyboard ; Google Maps and BlackBerry Maps ; Flip design ; Good build

No 3G ; No GPS receiver built in ; Camera is limited

Other BlackBerrys may pack in more features, but this one remembers what it's good at

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Niall Magennis (trustedreviews.com)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8220

 

Flippin' heck, BlackBerry's first flip phone has arrived, but is it any flippin' good?

The 8220 uses BlackBerry's latest V4.6 operating system, which has a redesigned interface with a cleaner and simpler layout. On the whole the new interface is a big step forward, but there's still room for improvement. Although the new icons look...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Al Sacco (pcadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip review

 

Make no mistake: the design of the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip is significant news for RIM. The first iteration of the BlackBerry Pearl, the 8100, featured candy-bar styling - like the vast majority of RIM's devices before and since. Roughly a year...

The BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip is a truly sexy smartphone. Its modern, minimalist design is sure to draw stares - from men and women alike. But it also feels light and flimsy and the shiny black external display panel, the real focal point of its...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Al Sacco (pcadvisor.co.uk)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip review

 

The BlackBerry Pearl smartphone isn't new, but the flip, or clamshell, design of the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip certainly represents a big change for the leading business smartphone maker, RIM.

The BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip is a truly sexy smartphone. Its modern, minimalist design is sure to draw stares - from men and women alike. But it also feels light and flimsy and the shiny black external display panel, the real focal point of its...

Oct, 2008

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

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 review -

 

Good battery life, large keyboard and a functional front screen

Poor camera, no GPS and no 3G

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 Review

 

The Pearl Flip 8220 is a reasonably solid smartphone but lacks some important features like 3G and GPS. …

Good battery life, large keyboard and a functional front screen

Poor camera, no GPS and no 3G

The Pearl Flip 8220 is a reasonably solid smartphone but lacks some important features like 3G and GPS. We are not sure it really lives up to RIM's usual high standards.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

BlackBerry Flip 8220

 

The BlackBerry Pearl gets the Flip treatment. The Flip 8220 features dual colour displays. One for viewing previewing text messages, emails or checking out who's calling and an internal screen for the rest of its functions. Also featured is a QWERTY...

BlackBerry still hasn’t decided who its audience is. The Flip is too hip for executives, too chunky for street kids – but maybe just right for you, sir. Yes, you with the multiple email accounts, extensive media collection and trackball fixation....

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip review

 

The BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip is a truly sexy smartphone. Its modern, minimalist design is sure to draw stares - from men and women alike. But it also feels light and flimsy and the shiny black external display panel, the real focal point of its...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: (3g.co.uk)

Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220

 

Good battery life, large keyboard and a functional front screen.

Good battery life, large keyboard and a functional front screen.

Poor camera, no GPS and no 3G

The Pearl Flip 8220 is a reasonably solid smartphone but lacks some important features like 3G and GPS. We are not sure it really lives up to RIM's usual high standards

Expert review by: Andy Betts (smartphonedaily.co.uk)

Review: BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

 

RIM's BlackBerry Pearl variations have become very popular. Their pocket-friendly candybar design means they are easy to carry and they share the familiar and efficient RIM mobile email solution. There are two distinguishing features of the Pearl range.

The Pearl Flip 8220 has Wi-Fi built in but no GPS (making it a complete switcheroo from the full screened Storm with its GPS and no Wi-Fi). It is a quad band GSM but has no 3G so those wanting fast data over the air for Web browsing and suchlike will...

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:900
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):336
Talk time (2G):4

Call management

Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display Resolution:240 x 320
External display: Yes
External display resolution:128 x 160
Touchscreen: No

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Messaging

MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

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

Navigation

GPS (satellite): No

Networking

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

Other features

Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Performance

Personal info management (PIM):Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Video call: No

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Video

Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.75
Height :10.1
Weight:102
Width:5