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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews of BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and usability. The price and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the screen. Many are negative about the sound and performance.

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performance, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability. The portability is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the design, while many are critical about the sound and price.

portability, usability

price, sound

46% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Verizon Blackberry Flip 8230 Pearl Cell Phone Silver CDMA ONLYVerizon Blackberry Flip 8230 Pearl Cell Phone Silver CDMA ONLY

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Kwan (mobilemag.com)

REVIEW: BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 Smartphone from Telus Mobility

 

Research in Motion has been working hard to extend its BlackBerry line of devices beyond the conference room and into the hands of non-corporate consumers. They jumped into the touchscreen end of things with the BlackBerry Storm 9530 and today we shift...

As with most other phones, you have to approach the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 from Telus Mobility with the right set of expectations. Power users with corporate inclinations will find the keyboard and display to be somewhat lacking for their needs,...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 - silver (Verizon Wireless) review:

 

Editors' note: The RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 for Verizon Wireless is similar to T-Mobile's RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220. For this review, we will be concentrating on the performance and different features of the Verizon version. For a full...

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 offers 3G, GPS, good call quality, and BlackBerry's strong e-mail capabilities. The clamshell smartphone also has a 2-megapixel camera and supports BlackBerry App World.

The smartphone lacks Wi-Fi, and the SureType keyboard takes some acclimation and isn't ideal for heavy e-mail users.

While not the flashiest or the most feature-rich device, the RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip for Verizon Wireless is a decent and affordable choice for first-time smartphone buyers.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 (Verizon Wireless)

 

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 for Verizon Wireless doesn't offer enough to draw folks away from the Curve.

Previews e-mails on external screen. Good 2-megapixel camera.

Slow 3G speeds. Bulky. Hybrid keyboard's time may have passed.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 Review

 

The clamshell phone has been the standard for nearly a decade now, but the form factor never lent itself well to smartphones. Sure, we saw an i500 here and a PN820 there, but they've all been outliers in a bar and slide dominated market. In their quest...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Ricky (etechreviews.net)

RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 Silver Verizon Wireless Review

 

Verizon's line-up of BlackBerry is fully blossomed by the RIM BlackBerry Tour. It has all the detailing and elements which can sell the products quite heavily. The technological changes has made it possible to avail all the basic facilities which one...

There are some rocking features of RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 which persuades the buyer impressively. The 3G, GPS and also the effective and speedier e-mail quality are the prime features. There is also 2 megapixel camera support to this splendid...

The most shocking feature is the lacking of Wi-Fi services which were highly expected. Key board use can not be as efficient as it should be as the speed generating for typing is difficult

: It’s not as flashiest as would be expected with Blackberry but still it's a decent and desirable device for the primary Smartphone users with a reasonable prices.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (smartdevicecentral.com)

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 (Verizon Wireless)

 

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 for Verizon Wireless doesn't offer enough to draw folks away from the Curve.

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: Happy (newegg.com)

Great Phone!

 

Great phone for talking and texting. It came brand new in the book. Great phone

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Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Eric (newegg.com)

The last of a dying breed

 

This is a great phone if you understand the needs it fills - texting, emailing, and making calls. I have my corporate and gmail accounts synched and it works perfectly. Typing is fast and easy with SureType (intelligent typing rather than multi-tap...

I would not recommend this phone for web browsing or heavy app usage. The camera is also pretty poor. The biggest downer for me is that the SureType is prone to certain mistakes and can be a pain to correct at times

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Jon (newegg.com)

BlackBerry 8230

 

I love this phone. My old one was a little beat up, so I got this one as a replacement. I was very happy to find this phone because they no longer make it and it is hard to find

We don't have Verizon in Canada, but I was able to swap out mother boards. Now I have a new phone with my old board. Which is nice because i didn't have to swap ESN numbers and all my old information was still on my old board

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Pdiddy (newegg.com)

Great compact blackberry

 

small, light, easy to use, looks nice, cant take a beating

The screen could be a little larger

Dec, 2011
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