|Communication has never been simpler than on the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 smartphone! Mail, text messages and chat on social media sites, all in one place by storing up to 10 email addresses on this phone. The unique BlackBerry Messenger in this BlackBerry 3G smartphone allows you to chat with all your BlackBerry-using friends for free, anytime and anywhere. Being 3G capable, you can also make video calls from this BlackBerry 2 MP Smartphone. The Optical trackpad in the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 makes menu navigation and application access easy and quick. The 2.3-inch screen of this BlackBerry 3G Smartphone gives a clear display at 240x260 pixels resolution. Supporting Bluetooth stereo, this BlackBerry 2 MP Smartphone enables you to enjoy music and talk wirelessly, via headphones.|
|Family Line||BlackBerry Pearl|
|Storage Capacity||64 MB|
|Network Technology||CDMA2000 1X / EVDO, EDGE, GPRS|
|Band||CDMA2000 1X 1900/800|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSD|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||900 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 220 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 216 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Diagonal Screen Size||2.2 in.|
|Display Resolution||260 x 240 pixels|
|Color Depth||16-bit (65000 colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||Yes|
The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 keeps the same sleek design of its predecessor but adds built-in GPS, EV-DO support, and video-recording capabilities. The smartphone's Web browser is also improved, and it has a 2-megapixel camera. The device's messaging functions remain strong.
The SureType keyboard takes some acclimation, and call quality could be slightly better.
The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 improves on an already-impressive smartphone with the addition of GPS, video recording, and 3G support.
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I have owned several different styles of Blackberry phones over the years.I have only two problems with blackberry phones. 1st, if you have a number that is spelled out, ex: 1-800-Directtv, you will have to go look at a regular phone to figure out the number due to the integrated number letter key board. 2nd, you can not use the internet and talk at the same time. This may be due to carrier quality. I know AT&T offers phones that can do it but Verizon does not. On to why I love this phone! By far,for a non-touch screen phone this is the best style of Blackberry. It does everything you need a phone to do and more. The camera takes good clear pictures and you can cut, crop and zoom in or out on the pictures. The videos are clear and the music player sounds great. I can expand my music collection, video length, and amount of pictures or documents on here via the mini sd card that slides right in on the side of the phone.(Not behind the battery) The suretype feature makes texting and emailing a breeze and it even spell checks as you go. You have a select, cut, copy and paste feature like a computer that makes it real easy to relay messages to more than one person at a time. You can also make group contacts so that you can send pictures or text to one name in your address book and it goes to everyone you put under that group name. The contact information you can store within each contact is almost endless. Name(First,Last,Company,Title at company,addresses (work & home),phones(8),email addresses(2),if they have a blackberry,their pin number for the blackberry instant messageing system (which is also a brilliant idea for family and friend blackberry users)birthdays,anniversarys it is almost endless. I use the calculator feature a lot. I also use the calendar for everything! There are tons of apps for even this blackberry. NFL,Weather,Games, Document translaters,Free ringtone,screen saver,and picture download sites dedicated to blackberry users. You never have to go without on this phone just because it isn't a touch screen. I have never had any trouble getting signal with this phone. I have been on Cingular,AT&T,Alltel and now Verizon with blackberry. Even when my son's Motorola and husband's Samsung phones don't have signal,I manage to have a bar or two on my blackberry. I can talk and text or email at the same time, which with a high schooler is brilliant and a life saver most times. You can take notes, record lectures and even bluetooth them all right to your computer. Not to mention if you have an important meeting at work you can upload your presentation right to your phone from your computer, plug your phone in via usb or bluetooth and dish your presentation in your meeting! There is so many more features but no where near enough room to discuss them all. The battery lasts two days if all you are doing is texting and emailing. Talking and texting and emailing you will put it on the charger every night. Get the extended battery and you will be amazed at the time between charges. I have the extended battery and with average use, I put mine on the charger every other night. If you are one of those people who has a phone glued to your ear all day, you will charge it every night. I have never had to have a mid day charge with the extended battery. If you are looking for simple or complicated you found it in this phone! You can do anything with this phone and it is so small you can just slide it right into your pocket and go. Brilliant!
This is a very compact phone which would be perfect for people who prefer something compact in a phone. This particular model is carried by Verizon which has really impressed me thus far. I have been a loyal ATT customer for years and have tried just about every brand phone and have used most carriers. The screen resolution is phenominal. The GPS after you figure out where it is works like magic. There is of course the downfall to any PDA and that is the automatic 30.00 for a plan, but once again the BB pulls this off fantastic. One downfall that I'm still having trouble with is the way the keys are setup. 2 letters on some keys presents problems at times but I'm sure it will just take some getting used to. There are some really great apps available for the BB so it is definately worth the investment. The ability to use full size mp3's is great I have never really cared for 20 seconds of a song I like so having the full song is impressive. I have noticed that the phone uses a lot of juice even in standby mode, so in the long run it would probably be worth buying a second battery or a car charger at the minimum for extended days and long talk times. One thing I do not care for is the BB messenger, it only works BB to BB as best as I can tell making it limited as to it's use. All in all I am greatly impressed with the phone as well as the service.