BlackBerry Pearl 8100 - user opinions and reviews

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Has anyone switched from Nokia E60 to Blackberry Pearl 8100?? If so, could you share your expieriences?? Thanks

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  • 2006-10-11 02:21
  • YfxD
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Grieva,

Good luck with the p990. My guess is you'll need it.

I've found from my failed experiment with the Nokia E series that I need a phone that WORKS in the real world, not that just has good specs on paper.

The Blackberry Pearl works perfectly NOW. This time next year, maybe I'll upgrade to one of the other phones, but I was spending too much time fighting buggy software, poor reception and third-party solutions to email. The Windows and Symbian phones have all the specs, but just don't work perfectly yet, and I was tired of being a beta tester at the expense of missed emails and countless hours dealing with tech support.

Simply put, the BB Pearl is the best combination I have found of form factor, features and performance.

The BB Pearl is not perfect, but it is the best I've found so far.

Have fun with the WiFi.

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  • 2006-10-10 20:43
  • jTpN
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i have to agree with faisel(although not in his technical terms!!)blackberrys always feel plasticy and cheap, a cameras is a welcome addition BUT no wifi is a big sacrifice.a decent business phone must utilise all aspects of market and the market is demanding wifi at the moment.its a shame, with wifi this would be almost perfect business phone. Sony ericsson p990 suits uses better in my opinion.

thanks for your time

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  • 2006-10-10 13:46
  • mr5s
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it dont taste like berry.they cheated me.

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  • 2006-10-10 11:02
  • 2Avr
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Hey guys 2 of my friends got this phone. they really love it. but in here it said that they will comming soon.... and the other thing that i wanna say is why it got 32chanels? why not more?

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  • 2006-10-09 22:11
  • St}Q
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Best phone I've ever owned. I was a treo user for 4 years and I've tried the symbian and windows mobile smartphones. There's no comparison. Cameras and wifi are nice, but if they don't get the phone and email right, their worthless. And who wants to carry around a big brick in their pocket or be that geek with a laptop strapped to their belt? The keyboard has been very responsive and seems sturdy to me. I haven't heard of anybody on the bb forums with keyboard problems.

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  • 2006-10-07 20:11
  • 4UkY
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Crap and the keypad has been super glued!

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  • 2006-10-07 14:48
  • TkyE
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what happen to wifi? NO WIFI?

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  • 2006-10-07 00:13
  • TeTy
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New phone and they still using 1.3 mp camera !!! it is shame

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  • 2006-10-05 06:43
  • S1xn
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Cant say enough about Blackberry, They've Come along way. Now with a 1.3 Meg Camera MP3 Player Great fetures easy to use. Never even opened the manual. Can you Say User Friendly!!!Great feal and one hand operational, unlike there previouse models. 2 Thumbs Up.

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  • 2006-10-03 22:32
  • jTIn
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I recently switched to an 8100 from a Nokia E70 and, before that, a treo 650. I just wanted to say that although I'm giving up a few advanced features(Qwerty, wifi, video, etc.) I totally LOVE this 8100.

I do miss how the E70 is a regular phone on the outside, but flips open to reveal a full, SPACIOUS Qwerty keyboard on the inside. I could use suretype for quick messages, yet flip it open for longer responses. BB should consider using the E70 form factor as they develop smaller devices (instead of cramming the Qwerty keys so close together, as we've seen in pictures of the upcoming 8800).

In any event, I have a question regarding the below post. My desktop manager does not have a modem option included. I know I installed it correctly, because I went back and checked the CD. How do I go about getting this functionality? Does T-mobile not support it? Is there somewhere on the web where I can download it into the Desktop Manager?

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  • 2006-09-28 01:17
  • jTpN
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+cgdcont=1,,"wap.voicestream.com" (whoops, forgot the (") at the end of that...

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  • 2006-09-27 07:48
  • jyCb
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T-Mobile--- To connect it to your laptop as a modem, you first have to have Blackberry Desktop Manater running and it must show that the device is connected. If you installed the software correctly, it should be an option as a modem already. Now go to Phone and Modem Options under the Control Panel. On the Advanced tab, type in... [[[ +cgdcont=1,,"wap.voicestream.com ]]] (exclude the brackets) Then make a new connection and have it dial *99# as the phone number. Leave the user and password blank. It should work then.

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  • 2006-09-27 07:47
  • Rbq2
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I just wanted to second the comment below....thank you blackberry its about time you came out with a PDA that is going to blow the others away!! Just like on the mcdonalds commercial, "Im loving it"!!

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  • 2006-09-26 15:56
  • Bg1a
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Looks like RIM is coming out with a full qwerty keyboard/enterprise(no camera) version - Blackberry 8800.

http://www.bbhub.com/2006/09/2...x-and-deets/

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  • 2006-09-25 14:34
  • Tab5
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i am having problems with the video player. i'll put a video on then it plays for a sec then crashes. anyone else having this problem?

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  • 2006-09-23 23:44
  • 4xCu
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after using nokia e61 n m600i
i have decide to get this phone as a backup for
email device.
awsome phone...
im still wating for new version of bb connect for my other device...
as for now Im happy with my new bb pearl..

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  • 2006-09-23 10:45
  • 4Gfu
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i just get this fone today.. used to a SE user... it's a great fone... it has a scroll as a pointer... but i can't connect it to my computer for internet connection... can i get some help?

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  • 2006-09-23 02:39
  • 46Nu
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I just have one thing to say about the BlackBerry 8700 Pearl. Thank you BLACKBERRY

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  • 2006-09-22 02:28
  • keW0
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Well I can say that have bought and tried every smart phone that has been out on there market in the past year and there is not even 1 that comes close to thr BLACKBRRRY PEARL 8100. Wow the have made the perfect smart phone. It is very tinny but delivers a massive blow to all the other smartphones. Just go ahead and buy one oh and price wise it probably is the cheapest$$$ on the market. THANK YOU BLACKBERRY:)

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  • 2006-09-22 01:58
  • keW0
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