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BlackBerry Pearl 3G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 3G. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and performance. The design and portability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the apps and durability. Views about the connectivity and price are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Pearl 3G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Pearl 3G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of BlackBerry Pearl 3G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and price. The sound and usability also get good feedback. The durability and size get less positive reviews.

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59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105

 

The Pearl 3G is a BlackBerry without a QWERTY keyboard, but is that a good thing?

More pocket-friendly than other BlackBerrys, Good build quality, BlackBerry OS 5 on-board

Lacks iOS/Android smartphone chops, High pixel-density screen, Keypad can't beat a Qwerty

May, 2011

Expert review by : stuffmagazine (stuff.tv)

BlackBerry8100 Pearl

 

With mobile email in the bag, BlackBerry has plunged headfirst into the heady world of multimedia and style with the sleek 8100 Pearl

Attractive svelte design. Easy to use and set up mobile email. Expandable memory

Average camera. Fiddly keyboard. Lack of 3G

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

BlackBerry Pearl 3G review

 

Will a QWERTY-free, slimline BlackBerry make merry in the mass market?

BlackBerry email experience in a smaller handset ; Stylish design ; Out of the box' ease of use ; Improved web browser ; Good quality images, with numerous options for sending photos

Disappointing call quality ; Below-average 3G connectivity ; Small screen ; Troublesome text inputting ; Media player hidden away

A consumer-friendly smartphone that matches any BlackBerry in terms of features,with a keypad you'll love or hate but suffers from below-average network coverage and call quality.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (techadvisor.co.uk)

BlackBerry Pearl 3G review

 

The handset has a lovely tactile feel thanks to rubber-clad edges, and is less broad overall than previous modles. But the BlackBerry Pearl 3G is smarter, 3G-capable and more polished than predecessors in RIM's entry-level phone range.

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G is an excellent phone with some brilliant messaging, media and connectivity features. For us, however, the keyboard is a real drawback, especially since email and web address entry meant we routinely needed the full stop and @...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Expert Reviews Staff (expertreviews.co.uk)

RIM Blackberry Pearl 3G review

 

A big upgrade from previous Pearl models, the Pearl 3G has fast wireless and data connections, but a numeric keypad and small screen let it down

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Tom Manners (techsmart.co.za)

BlackBerry Pearl 3G

 

BlackBerry's Pearl 3G is essentially a Curve 8900 in prettier wrapping, needless to say we were impressed.

All the features assosciated with a BlackBerry smartphone are packed into a smaller package

Some of the features are somewhat antiquated

Sep, 2010

Expert review by (channel5.com)

BlackBerry Pearl 3G

 

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G is a compact addition to the BlackBerry stable. In fact, it's the smallest BlackBerry to date, and it's a slimmed-down version of the BlackBerry Bold 9700, packing in many of the same features we've come to expect from the king...

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G is one of the fastest, most feature-packed candybar phones we’ve ever used. It's a great introductory model for those who can’t get enough of the skinny candybar form factor and don't mind an uncommon keyboard. BlackBerry Pearl...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Tracy and Matt's Blog (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 Review

 

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 Is without doubt a good little phone. If you are currently a BlackBerry user I doubt very much if you will enjoy it as much as your current phone but for people looking to take the leap from a feature phone to a SmartPhone...

Jun, 2010

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

BlackBerry Pearl 3G Review

 

The Pearl 3G is everything we've come to expect from a BlackBerry in a smart, phone-sized form.

Still the best mobile email system anywhere, super-fast internet connectivity, A-GPS, dedicated media controls and quality apps to download, plus a range of other features packed into a compact body.

There’s not autofit function for full web pages and the trackpad can be stubborn.

This is a high-performing smartphone with excellent business features and media functionality too. Just the thing for people who want the benefits of a smartphone in the body of a normal phone.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Michael Gabriel (somobile.co.uk)

BlackBerry Pearl 3G

 

Research in Motion's BlackBerry has been at the forefront of PDAs and smartphones since it came out with its first edition of BlackBerry a few years back. RIM's latest, the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 strives to maintain that status.

What is surprising is that the Pearl 3G does not feature a QWERTY keypad; instead it uses an alphanumeric keypad. This differentiates it from RIM's earlier release: the Pearl 9100 which featured a 20 key QWERTY keypad, but had basically the same design...

May, 2010
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