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BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Remove phone

Posted: 07 Sep 2006
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 20 Nov 2009
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)4.25 x 1.97 x 0.52 inches (108 x 50 x 13.3 mm) 
Weight3.16 oz (90 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (153 g)
3.28 oz (93 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (153 g)
 
FeaturesHalf QWERTY, TrackballHalf QWERTY, Optical Mouse (Touchpad) 
Colors Black, Purple, Pink, Red, White 
Display
Resolution240 x 260 pixels360 x 400 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.

TFTTFT 
Features Ambient light sensor 
Camera
Camera1.3 megapixels3.2 megapixels 
FlashYesLED 
Hardware FeaturesMirrorAutofocus 
Software FeaturesDigital zoomDigital 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.

0.03 GB RAM / 64 MB ROM0.25 GB RAM / 256 MB ROM 
Storage expansion

Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

microSDmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Capacity

Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

900 mAh1150 mAh 
TypeUser replaceable, Li - IonUser replaceable, Li - Ion 
Talk time3.50 hours
the average is 19 h (1140 min)
5.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1140 min)
 
Stand-by time15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 19 days (465 h)
18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 19 days (465 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 5.50 hours
the average is 17 h (1043 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 24 days (581 h)
 
Music playback 30.00 hours 
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Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
Data HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS 
Phone features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), 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 
Other featuresVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD, Push-to-TalkVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.02.1 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorminiUSBmicroUSB 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. 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.

 GPS 
Navigation Yes 
OtherComputer syncTethering, Computer sync 
Availability
Officially announced07 Sep 2006  
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 150 
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

16 Aug 200610 May 2010 
FCC ID value: L6ARBE40GW linkFCC ID value: LL6ARCV70UW 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).

   
Head1.09 W/kg1.37 W/kg 
Measured in1900 MHz  
Body1.16 W/kg1.06 W/kg 
Measured in1900 MHz  

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