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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 vs BlackBerry Pearl 3G

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G Remove phone

Posted: 20 Nov 2009
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSBlackBerryBlackBerry (5.0.x) 
Dimensions3.98 x 1.97 x 0.69 inches (101 x 50 x 17.5 mm)4.25 x 1.97 x 0.52 inches (108 x 50 x 13.3 mm) 
Weight3.60 oz (102 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
3.28 oz (93 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.6 inches  
Resolution240 x 320 pixels360 x 400 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.

154 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 536  
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor 
Additional display

Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

TFT  
Resolution

Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

128 x 160 pixels  
Physical Size1.60 inches  
Colors

Colors - Shows the number of colors that the additional display supports

65 536  
Camera
Camera2 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
FlashYesLED 
Features Autofocus, Digital zoom 
CamcorderYesYes 
Hardware
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.

128 MB RAM / 128 MB ROM256 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time3.50 hours
the average is 12 h (703 min)
5.00 hours
the average is 12 h (703 min)
 
Stand-by time9.0 days (216 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 5.50 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 30 days (710 h)
 
Capacity900 mAh1150 mAh 
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Internet browsing
BrowserBlackBerry Browser  
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

800, 1900 MHz  
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataEV-DOHSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
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.

GPSGPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.02.1 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
OtherComputer syncTethering, Computer sync 
Other features
NotificationsPolyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneService lights, Music ringtones (MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), MP4, MIDI), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Hearing aid compatibility M3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 150 

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