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  • T3

    WE LOVE:
    Surfing where you want

    WE HATE:
    2MP a bit lame
    No 3G

    WE SAY:
    A berry nice phone

    6 years ago
  • Review: BlackBerry Pearl 8120 - titanium (T-Mobile)

    The good: The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 brings integrated Wi-Fi and works with T-Mobile's HotSpot@Home service. The compact smartphone also has an improved Web browser and a 2-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities.

    The bad: The Pearl 8120's SureType keyboard requires a learning curve, and the camera's video quality is poor. It also lacks integrated GPS.

    The bottom line: T-Mobile customers looking to upgrade their BlackBerry Pearl or get their first smartphone will find a good choice in the RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120. It's also compatible with T-Mobile's HotSpot@Home service and $50 cheaper than AT&T's model.

    Design: 8.0
    Features: 7.0
    Performance: 7.0

    6 years ago
  • BlackBerry Pearl 8120 (AT&T)

    The good:
    The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 for AT&T brings Wi-Fi to the slim smartphone, along with an improved Web browser and a 2-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities. The handset also has integrated Bluetooth, strong e-mail capabilities, and solid multimedia features.

    The bad:
    The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 lacks 3G support and GPS. The SureType keyboard still requires a learning curve, and there was a slight background hiss during phone calls.

    The bottom line:
    The addition of Wi-Fi and other enhancements make the RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 a nice upgrade, but we couldn't help wanting a little more from the smartphone.

    6 years ago
  • BlackBerry Pearl 8120 review

    For

    • Wi-Fi
    • Handy Push email
    • Business functions with consumer appeal

    Against

    • Small Screen
    • Outdated interface
    • No 3G

    6 years ago
  • Pros
    Compact and slim. Wi-Fi. Easy to set up and use push email. 3.5mm headphone jack

    Cons
    Still no 3G. Cramped keys. Middling camera and video performance

    6 years ago
  • Register Hardware

    A top-notch mobile email device, now with Wi-Fi and a decent music player...

    6 years ago
  • Features: 8
    Performance: 8
    Ease of use: 6
    Value for money: 8
    Overall: 8

    With the launch of the iPhone, all phone manufacturers have been forced to do new things in order to keep their products up to date. If it's email you're after, the BlackBerry is still a superior device, primarily because

    6 years ago
  • Features: 8
    Performance: 8
    Ease of use: 6
    Value for money: 8
    Overall: 8

    With the launch of the iPhone, all phone manufacturers have been forced to do new things in order to keep their products up to date. If it's email you're after, the BlackBerry is still a superior device, primarily because

    6 years ago
  • Features: 8
    Performance: 8
    Ease of use: 6
    Value for money: 8
    Overall: 8

    With the launch of the iPhone, all phone manufacturers have been forced to do new things in order to keep their products up to date. If it's email you're after, the BlackBerry is still a superior device, primarily because

    6 years ago
  • CNet Asia

    The good: Wi-Fi; 3.5mm headphone jack; external microSD slot.
    The bad: Smallish screen; average camera; lack of 3G.
    The bottom line: The 8120 Pearl is a tidy addition to the BlackBerry family and irons out our niggles with its predecessor. That said, if you already own an 8100 we're not sure if it's worth buying the 8120 unless you value the updated features it has to offer.

    6 years ago
  • ZDNet Australia

    The good:

    • Thin and super light weight
    • Navigation virtually lag-free
    • WiFi
    • Fun Facebook application

    The bad:

    • No 3G or HSDPA
    • No widescreen for video
    • Poor quality camera

    A sexy, full-featured smartphone that sorely needs faster Web access.

    6 years ago
  • BlackBerry Pearl 8120 review

    Build Quality: 9/10
    Features: 9/10
    Value for Money: 8/10
    Overall: 9/10

    The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 updates last year’s model in all the right ways and offers more than enough wow without being too flash.

    6 years ago
  • Pocket-lint

    Verdict
    The addition of Wi-Fi, the upgrade in digital camera quality and adding of flash and video capabilities make this one consumer friendly BlackBerry

    6 years ago
  • PC World.com

    Sleek Pearl lets consumers use Wi-Fi to boost call quality where cell signals falter.

  • PC World.com

    E-mail-friendly handset boasts strong multimedia features, including a camera and media player.

  • Mobile Phones UK

    If email on the go is your top priority, and you don't like the size and weight of the big BlackBerries, then the 8120 could be a good choice. However, the 8120 lags behind other smartphones when it comes to most features, and it isn't the easiest phone to use either.

  • Pros:

    • Small and neat
    • Includes Wi-Fi
    • 3.5mm headset jack
    • Accessible SDHC-compatible microSD card slot

    Cons:

    • No 3G connectivity
    • Screen small for viewing email attachments and web sites
    • SureType text entry system will not suit everyone
    • No hardware controls for music playback

    Verdict:
    If you're looking for a sleek and phone-like BlackBerry, the upgraded Pearl 8120 does a competent job. Wi-Fi support is welcome, but we'd prefer 3G connectivity as well...

  • Features: 9/10
    Usability: 8/10
    Value: 9/10

    With the Pearl 8120, RIM is clearly trying to push further into the consumer's consciousness and retain its business fans too. The device doesn't go far enough to capture all consumers - where's the 3G and the oodles of internal memory, for example? But it does show that RIM is trying harder than ever to break out of its ‘businesses only' box. Design-wise it's on the button. Features-wise there is still a little way to go. And as a whole, it's certainly recommended.

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    PC World Canada

    The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is the first in RIM's line of petite handsets to support Wi-Fi for speedy Web surfing and e-mail management.

    5 years ago
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    IT Reviews.co.uk

    The Pearl 8120 is a definite advance on the original Pearl, and shows that RIM is edging ever closer to consumers with a hankering for mobile e-mail.

    6 years ago
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    PC Advisor.co.uk

    The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 updates last year’s model in all the right ways and offers more than enough wow without being too flash. Click here for the full review

    9 years ago
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    TechFAQ

    Pros:
    • Loads of features
    • Wi-Fi support
    • Attractive design
    Cons:
    • Talk-time is somewhat short
    • Somewhat expensive
    • No 3G support
    Overall:
    The BlackBerry RIM Pearl-8120 is a great phone with a lot of features. However, the relatively short talk-time and lack of 3G support could prevent some from buying the BlackBerry RIM Pearl-8120 in favor of similar devices. If you’re a tried and true BlackBerry fan who doesn’t mind these drawbacks, the BlackBerry RIM Pearl-8120 is a great device. Everyone else, check out some of the other smartphones available before you make your purchase.

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    TechFAQ

    Pros:

    Loads of features

    Wi-Fi support

    Attractive design


    Cons


    Talk-time is somewhat short

    Somewhat expensive

    No 3G support

  • No grade
    6 years ago