Friday, 6 August 2010

Blackberry 8110 Pearl - The Small Blackberry

The Blackberry 8110 Pearl just might be the smallest Blackberry phone on the market. It is also a very fashionable phone coming in three stylish colors, giving this business type phone a colorful and fun look. The user can choose from a black, pink or blue case.

The Blackberry 8110 is very compact, measuring just 107mm x 50mm x 14mm and it weighs only 91 grams. It offers a decent size screen of 2.2 inches. The screen offers 65000 colors and a resolution of 240 x 260 pixels. Just below the screen is a very large trackball for easy navigation and some shortcut keys. The Pearl has a full QWERTY keyboard that has a back-light, which makes the keys stand out for easy typing.

The Blackberry 8110 Pearl comes with a 2 mega pixel camera that offers an LED flash and dedicated zoom keys. The resolution of 1600x1200 pixels will give you some good quality photos. The Blackberry 8110 camera can also take video.

For music lovers, the 8110 Pearl offers an integrated media player. You also get both MP3 and Midi tones so you can customize your ringtones for incoming calls. The addition of the 3.5mm headphone jack will allow you to listen to your favorite tunes on you own headphones. One the other hand, you can utilize the phones loudspeaker function to listen to and share your music enjoyment.

Blackberry wants the user to be able to use their phone worldwide, so they've provided quad band technology so the user can use the phone wherever you go. The phone also has built-in EDGE technology that will provide high speed data transfer and the Bluetooth technology allows wireless connection with other Bluetooth compatible devices like your computer, laptop and printer. The USB connection allows the user to obtain a cable connection between two USB compatible devices.

The 64MB internal memory will give you enough room to store all your photos, music and texts and there is also a micro SD card slot so you can upgrade your memory.

The Blackberry 8110 Pearl will give you 3.5 hours of talk time and 360 hours of stand by time between charges.

We like the fact that the screen is very sharp and clear, the keyboard is is nice and large and easy to use and the email is quite easy to set up. The 8110 Pearl is also attractive and fun and has many apps to choose from.

We were a little disappointed in the fact that the phone was a little slow, especially when downloading apps. The battery life is not the greatest and when the battery gets low the phone shuts off its RF and you can't make calls.

In conclusion, if email is important to you and you don't like the bulkiness and the weight of the bigger Blackberries, then you might want to take a closer look at the Blackberry 8110 Pearl. Just remember that the 8110 lacks some features and isn't the easiest phone to use.

Author: Carlson Osbourne

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