Hands-on with BlackBerry Pearl CDMA

Hands-on with BlackBerry Pearl CDMA
The BlackBerry 8130, known as the Pearl CDMA or the Pearl 2, is the first multimedia oriented BlackBerry for CDMA carriers.  Notable upgrades from the original are a 2 megapixel camera instead of 1.3-megapixel, stereo Bluetooth and a 3.5mm headphone jack instead of 2.5.  The Pearl 2 features 3G EV-DO data and microSD HC slot for memory expansion.  The 8130 launched first on Verizon Wireless, but will also be available on Sprint next week and later should eventually see a launch on other CDMA networks.

Its design and other features are similar to the standard GSM BlackBerry Pearl. It is pocket-friendly device with trackball (which gives it the name Pearl), SureType keyboard and square non-touch display.


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1. eric unregistered

this phone is pretty awesome, I purchased it the day it came out and the only problem I have had is that sometimes it has problems loading all the music. I guess that is the problem when you try to put 6-8 GB in a phone. otherwise considering features available on phones these days and what this phone has to offer I would effectively rate it a 7.5/8 out of 10

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