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BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Remove phone

Posted: 07 Sep 2006
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerryBlackBerry (5.0.x) 
Dimensions4.20 x 2.00 x 0.57 inches (107 x 50 x 14.5 mm)4.29 x 2.36 x 0.56 inches (109 x 60 x 14.1 mm) 
Weight3.16 oz (90 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.30 oz (122 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size 2.4 inches 
Resolution240 x 260 pixels480 x 360 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

 246 ppi 
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.

TFTTFT 
Colors65 53665 536 
Features Light sensor 
Camera
Camera1.3 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
FlashYesYes 
FeaturesDigital zoom, MirrorAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom 
Camcorder Yes 
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 ROM256 MB ROM 
Storage expansionmicroSDmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time3.50 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
6.00 hours
the average is 12 h (740 min)
 
Stand-by time15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 5.00 hours
the average is 14 h (863 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 22 days (520 h)
 
Capacity900 mAh1500 mAh 
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Internet browsing
Browser BlackBerry Browser 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz 
DataEDGEEDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

 A-GPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.02.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorminiUSBmicroUSB 
OtherComputer syncUMA, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD, Push-to-TalkVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced07 Sep 200621 Oct 2009 

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