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BlackBerry Pearl 8120

BlackBerry Pearl 8120
240 x 260 pixels
2 MP
BATTERY: 900 mAh
Posted: Oct 4, 2007
Market status: Released
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T, T-Mobile


No pros


  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory ( GB RAM)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)




BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is the Wi-Fi capable variant of the Pearl, using the same design of the popular phone but adding Wireless LAN capability. It also improves on the multimedia functionality, adding 3.5mm standard stereo jack for headphones and video recording capability to the camera.

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  • 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 5.2 oz (150 g)
  • Features:
    • Half QWERTY, Trackball


  • 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


  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Hardware Features:
      • Mirror
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • 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.

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


  • Capacity:
    • 900 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (880 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 15.0 days (360 hours)
      the average is 16 days (375 h)


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

Phone features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • Other:
    • UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync
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Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 04 Oct 2007
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        L6ARBR40GW link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.00 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 1.07 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

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