BlackBerry Pearl 8100

Announced:
Sep 7, 2006
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0
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  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Resolution:

240 x 260 pixels

Technology:

TFT

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

1.3 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Mirror

Flash:

Yes

Design

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 6 oz (173 g)

Features:

Half QWERTY, Trackball

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

Single core, 312 MHz, Intel XScale

RAM:

0.03 GB

ROM:

64 MB

OS:

BlackBerry

Battery

Capacity:

900 mAh

Talk time:

3.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time:

15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

2.0

USB:

Yes

Connector:

miniUSB

Other:

Computer sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Notification light, Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD, Push-to-Talk

Multimedia

Headphones connector:

2.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Aug 16, 2006

FCC ID value:

L6ARBE40GW link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.09 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

1.16 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

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Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Thick body (0.57 inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM
  • Lacks GPS

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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