Pros

  • Can transfer calls from Wi-Fi to cell
  • Lots of potentially useful software

Cons

  • Case color is mousy, UI is cartoonish
  • UMA requires extra-cost service

At A Glance

Sleek Pearl lets consumers use Wi-Fi to boost call quality where cell signals falter.

Manufacturer’s Description

Enjoy fun and functionality in a small, stylish device. BlackBerry Pearl 8100 series smartphones offer everything you're looking for from a mobile phone, without sacrificing the full BlackBerry smartphone experience.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.rim.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Marvel
Processor speed 0.312 MHz
Display
Display size 2.3 inches
Display type Color
Touchscreen No
Resolution 240 x 260 pixels
Storage
Other storage Micro SD
Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer
Vendor Rated Talk Time 4.0 hours
Vendor Rated Standby Time 360.0 hours
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces UMA
Microphone input Yes
Headphone Jack
  • 3.5 mm
  • 2.5 mm
Wireless connection Yes
Dimensions
Width 4.1 inches
Depth 2.0 inches
Height 2.0 inches
Weight 0.2 pounds
Image Processor
Megapixels 2.0
Storage Media
SD card Micro SD
Carrier
GSM 850 1.0
Cell Carrier T-Mobile
GSM 800 1.0
GSM 1800 1.0
GSM 1900 1.0
Supported Video Formats
MPEG4 Yes
wmv Yes
Supported Audio Formats
AAC
  • AAC Plus
  • AAC
MP3 Yes
Included Software
Operating System BlackBerry OS