Review: BlackBerry Pearl
Oct 26, 2006, 11:03 AM by Eric Lin
Our In Depth review of the sleek BlackBerry Pearl consumer messaging phone. NEW: video review added.
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RIM BlackBerries, long the standard phone for any high powered executive to carry, have begun to draw more interest among mainstream users. Maybe it's because people see famous stars carrying them around now. Or maybe it's because they've been talked about for so long.
The Pearl is RIM's first attempt to grab some mainstream market share. It adds a camera and media player to the Blackberry's email and phone skills and packs it all into a slimmer and dare we say sexier body. Unfortunately, though they updated the features and design, they seem to have ignored the interface.
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I just wish the video was better.....
Silence A Call...
locking the keypad
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Web browser capability
Some incorrect information...
- The MP3 player can in fact shuffle tracks, unlike Eric's claim that it can't. To shuffle tracks, either Play All or Play Folder, then hit the Menu button and Shuffle is one of the given options, as is Repeat. You can see the icons at the bottom of the media player UI, though I'll admit it would be nice to just click them instead of going through the menu.
- Yes, Themes do change the current system font, but did anyone consider that, gee I don't know... fonts are part of the theme? Sure I'd love it to save my font preference, but I understnad that a theme designer has a font in mind during design. How else is it suposed to look the way they intend it too?
- The MUCH
(i saw his name in one of your emails )
Good video. I had high hopes for this phone, but i think its a pretty big let down... starting with the keypad.
Wrong info about keyboard lock...
I love my Pearl and I've been through them all: Treo, Q, Nokia E61, etc. It's the best of the bunch.