RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 (AT&T) Video
RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 (AT&T) Video Transcript
-I'm Nicole Lee, Senior Associate Editor for CNET.com, and this is a first look at the RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 for AT&T. This is the first BlackBerry Pearl we've seen for almost 2 years, and as you can see, the form factor has not changed a lot. On the front, there is a nice and colorful 2.2-inch display. Underneath that, you do get the SureType keyboard which consists of 2 characters per key. This might feel a little awkward for some people, but I personally found it quite easy to use. This is because of BlackBerry's SureType software that automatically completes words for you. The navigation array, as you can see here, mimics that of the bigger Curve 3Gs. It has an optical touch pad instead of the traditional roller ball Pearl. On the back is the 3.2 megapixel camera and LED flash. The BlackBerry Pearl 3G comes with OS 5, but it is upgradable to OS 6. Of course, as the BlackBerry Pearl is a BlackBerry, it gets access to all of traditional BlackBerry features. That includes access to BlackBerry corporate e-mail support, Microsoft Exchange, as well as your own personal e-mail. You also get support for BlackBerry Messenger and other IM services. The Pearl 3G comes with other apps as well. That includes Facebook, Twitter, and AT&T apps like Mobile Video and Mobile Music. The BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 is available for $150 with a new 2-year service agreement with AT&T. I'm Nicole Lee and this has been the first look at the RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G.
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BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 (AT&T) Review
The good: 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 bad: 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 bottom line: The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G is a great little global smartphone if you can deal with the unusual keyboard.
BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 (AT&T) Specs
Part number: 4960390
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