The Blackberry Pearl is the new hot cell phone on the block. We’ve already received quite a few raves about this slick little crack… uhh… Blackberry. 😉 This latest model, the 8100, brings a slimmer, lighter body, a memory card slot, voice dialing and a media player. Also included along with the batteries, are Bluetooth 2.0, EDGE high-speed data, and yeah, the most addicitive part – BlackBerry push email. This has more of a cell-phone form factor than typical Blackberry’s and doesn’t have the usual click-wheel, but instead a full QWERTY keyboard with the SureType predictive text, so you typically don’t have to type in all of the letters to common words. The 65,000 color screen is nice and large at 240 x 260, to run your browser, IM, e-mail and organizer apps. One nice feature, like the Treos, that you’ll be glad it has is phone integration with the apps, so you can click on phone numbers to dial.
Blackberry actually thought enough of this new model to give it its very own website. If you have a minute and a decent Net connection, check it out – it has a slick Flash-based presentation.
- 1.3 mega pixel camera to capture those special moments
- MP3 player lets you listen to your favorite music on the go
- Menu and escape keys on the front of the device for easier access
- Bluetooth technology lets you experience hands free and wire free features
- Four way trackball for easy navigation
- Size (LWH): 4.4 inches, 2.9 inches, 0.94 inches
- Weight: 3.16 ounces
- Network Compatibility: GSM
- Phone Book Capacity: 500 Entries
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 165 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 75 hours
- Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Price: $49.99 after rebates and with cell phone plan
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)