Awesome phone! Can't complain about anything, other than the fact that the ColourPearl program to change the colour of the tracking ball doesn't work on this model :(. Otherwise, top-shelf cell!!
I found the key in conserving battery life for the pearl 8110: Turn off the GPS when not in use.
yeh you can lock the keypad. just in the menu down the bottom there is a keypad lock icon, just clck on it and your all good.
Always the same design! Either it is longer or wider! Blackberry needs a new designer. I'm already bored of the same design.
you can only view docs when they are sent as attachments. And you will not be able to modify any doc at all ( inc spreadsheets etc.) Even though it allows you to transfer a doc onto the mem card.
Can you lock the keyboard so it does not make calls while in your pocket like my Treo 750 does?
I just bought a blackberry 8110 pearl, my question is how do you view office documents on it. the manual only states how to view e-mail attachments, but if you copy office docs onto media card,how do you view them?
I've had the 8110 for round about a month now...I loved it at first, but there are quite a few fundamental things that I highly dislike.
The main one is the ridiculously small amount of internal memory - yes, it has a memory card, but unfortunately this isn't taken into consideration. If you go below 2MB the device kindly deletes every incoming text message or email without telling you!
The email facilities are, in reality, no more sophisticated than what I had on my old k800i - I could set that to send/receive every 5 mins to keep me updated on my emails. Another problem with the lack of memory is that you cannot view every email you have received that day - it is limited to 4 or 5, so as not to 'take up space'.
This is completely ridiculous in this day and age - even the tiniest mp3 players have more memory than this!
I love the looks, the shape and most of the other features - but I have to say that as soon as the SE G900 comes out is June, the Blackberry is going on Ebay!
If Blackberry isnt something that enriches your life then why even look at it never mind comment on it.
Proper software to synch / backup device on computer unlike the unreliable nokia nonsense
Real native push email not available elsewhere.
Theses are handsets your company gives you because you need them for your job. If your phone purchase comes out of your pocket and is about desire and entertainment walk into a mobile shop and get a consumer device from anyone else.
I dont try to compare the aesthetics, performance or ergonomics of an APC and a Lexus. If one is better for you its because the criterion you judge on are different. Dont take it personally youre just not the target demographic, move along
First of all, all these people rating the pearl 8110 a rubbish phone dry your eyes and get something else or maybe read the manual then maybe can use it properly! This phone rocks an is way better than some of the high end brand phones! Amazing how markeing phones plays on your minds! Blackberry rules!
I have been using the 8110 for about 2 months now and definitely prefer it over my old 8100 and even the 8310 I was using for several weeks in between.
It is much faster and more responsive than the 8110 and I find the keys are easier to use than the very small qwerty keypad on the 8310. The ability to remove the media card without pulling the device apart is also very welcome as these things take more than a minute to start from fully off.
It's also nice to finally have the ability to take videos rather than just still photos (although you get that feature in the 8310 with a free software upgrade).
Why is the amount talk time on Blackberry phones so poor? 4 hours? Surely they can do better?
ok i brought a 8110 from a friend i messed on my code three times and it scrubbed everything off and keeps sayn reset. How to reset?
The ignorance displayed by so many people on here is incredible!!
Yea thats right, 12 million customers and growing, what a shoddy niche market product!!!
When the PDA was lunched in the Nigerian market, everyone(yes!!! I admit even I too)was persuaded into thinking its the GRAND MASTER of PDA's that has been rolled out to give us a digital say, sadly however, we discovered that really not all that glitters is precious(BLACKBERRY),nontheless sha for those of us that has sunk in great sums of money into buying this famed device for our families and ourselves,discovered that it was a waste the very moment you powered it on. I MEAN WHO WOULD MAKE A PDA WITHOUT A MEMORY CARD SLOT, NO WLAN, NO RADIO, NO 3G, NO GPRS and the list is endless(it will end eventually,but cyber community, you get the point).Now for Pearl 8110, the major thingS it has going for it are EDGE and GPRS.Wouldn't but it and if given as a liability, em!! I mean gift, I would us it as a door wedge. Don't take my word for it, buy it and see for yourselves.