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BlackBerry Pearl 8100

Announced
Sep 7, 2006
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T, T-Mobile, CellularOne / Dobson

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (32 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 260 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (1.3 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

The Pearl is the first BlackBerry with name and the first one to feature integrated camera, slot for memory, and multimedia players. It's only 0.6 thick and is also the slimmest and the lightest BlackBerry up to now.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.20 x 2.00 x 0.57 inches (107 x 50 x 14.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.16 oz (90 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 260 pixels
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Mirror

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 312 MHz, Intel XScale
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 32 MB RAM / 64 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 12 h (713 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 15.0 days (360 hours)
      the average is 20 days (489 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 900 mAh

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD, Push-to-Talk
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 07 Sep 2006

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