BlackBerry White Pearl

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Specs summary

Screen
No

The BlackBerry White Pearl's screen is Unknown with 240 x 260 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a Intel XScale processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
64 MB

Internal memory is 64 MB. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 15 days standby time, 210 minutes (2G).



Reviews (8.1/10 Avg. rating)


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Amazon

sturdy phone

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I have had my pearl for almost 2 years and it is by par the best phone, and has lasted the longes out of all the ones I have had. I use it a lot, and I have a tendency to drop my phone a lot and it only has minor scratches. It took some time getting used to the keys, however once you do its a snap.... More
I have had my pearl for almost 2 years and it is by par the best phone, and has lasted the longes out of all the ones I have had. I use it a lot, and I have a tendency to drop my phone a lot and it only has minor scratches. It took some time getting used to the keys, however once you do its a snap. I gave it 4 stars because the track ball gets stuck (not a big deal) and the first year I would continually loose service because T-mobile was developing its blackberry service. (T-mobile is still great and they are better then ever now that I have no more problems with not reviving my calls. Less
Amazon

Don't buy into the hype. This "smartphone" is a dumb buy.

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If you have not yet bought a Pearl, then don't. I've had this almost two years and I can't wait till my contract is up so I can chuck this POS into a recycling box! Why? #1 Poor durability (and I'm easy on phones). I had this phone for a month when the button that holds the batter cover on pop... More
If you have not yet bought a Pearl, then don't. I've had this almost two years and I can't wait till my contract is up so I can chuck this POS into a recycling box! Why? #1 Poor durability (and I'm easy on phones). I had this phone for a month when the button that holds the batter cover on popped off. It's a piece of plastic with a tiny spring the size of a toenail clipping. Somehow this was my fault and this sort of defect didn't fall under the manufacturer's warranty. AT&T, the Company I bought it from, would do nothing. OEM (The manufacturer) offered to repair it for $90 dollars! AT&T offered to SELL me a new phone for $199 (when I got it free with a 2 year contract). Both Companies' best suggestion was to buy a silicon cover for the phone to hold the batter back on. Also, the chrome like paint on the phone wore off within 6 months of using it. C'mon people! #2 This phone interferes (makes that buzzing sound) REALLY loudly with any audio device. More than any other phone I've owned. So if you want the convenience of using your USB cable to charge it on your laptop or pc, mute your speakers, or you'll be sorry. Also GREATLY interferes with car stereos, TV speakers, PA systems, and etc. #3 I am equally disappointed that bluetooth headphones are not any option for this phone because the Pearl doesn't use the new technology that most, if not all, of the stereo headphones do. The headphones available for this phone are junk, and there is no good off brand alternative either. I've tried every adapter electronics store sell. #4 Make sure your cellular carrier has a REASONABLE data plan for blackberry. AT&T only has the "blackberry data plan" that costs a minimum of $39.00 in addition to your minute plan. You cannot use the blackberry feature without this plan. This doesn't include using your blackberry as a wireless modem, that costs extra and you are limited on how much date you can use. (Don't go over unless you're prepared to take out a second mortgage.)Not useful as a personal organizer unless your willing to spend over $100 a month for a cellphone bill. Seriously, this has been a thorn in my side, rather than a helper (which is why I bought a Blackberry). Less
Amazon

The best little phone I've ever owned!

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The Blackberry Pearl 8100 is the best cell phone I have had the pleasure of owning. It's so tiny, yet packed with so many features. With BlackBerry service, you get PUSH email and wireless access to the web. It's so great to be able to wirelessly get your email just a couple of seconds after the mes... More
The Blackberry Pearl 8100 is the best cell phone I have had the pleasure of owning. It's so tiny, yet packed with so many features. With BlackBerry service, you get PUSH email and wireless access to the web. It's so great to be able to wirelessly get your email just a couple of seconds after the message is sent! Certainly my next phone will be a BlackBerry! Less
Amazon

Made by Qualcomm???

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I purchased my first blackberry this year. I heard all about what a great gadget it is so I purchased a blackberry Pearl along with the Blackberry data plan. Well, to my surprise, the device isn't even manufactured by blackberry or Research in Motion, it's a Qualcomm phone! A cheaply made Qualcom... More
I purchased my first blackberry this year. I heard all about what a great gadget it is so I purchased a blackberry Pearl along with the Blackberry data plan. Well, to my surprise, the device isn't even manufactured by blackberry or Research in Motion, it's a Qualcomm phone! A cheaply made Qualcomm phone. The back of the device is constantly falling off and the mobile browser that comes included with the device is horrible. There is no touch screen, the keys are too small, and the intelligent typing feature is a drag when you need to enter an email address. For example, it doesn't recognize "com", it pretty much forces you to enter "vom".. Next time I will get an Apple IPhone. The blackberry doesn't come even close to the Iphone in features and quality and the pearl is just $100-150 cheaper. What I don't think people realize is the blackberry pushes your email to your phone while most of the smart phones out there allow you to choose to have your email pushed to your phone or you can pull it yourself. Less
Amazon

I should have gotten one forever ago

from Amazon
I absolutely love this thing. Granted I've never had a Blackberry before... but this thing is awesome! It's cute, fits well in my purse or pocket, it's light and its so easy to type on it with the word recognition software. I have it set up to get my Gmail and my Yahoo! mail, which is awesome be... More
I absolutely love this thing. Granted I've never had a Blackberry before... but this thing is awesome! It's cute, fits well in my purse or pocket, it's light and its so easy to type on it with the word recognition software. I have it set up to get my Gmail and my Yahoo! mail, which is awesome because now I am always aware of when people are at their computers responding to my emails. The camera has a flash which is super cool, but just to give you an idea of how user-friendly it is, it's got a mirror next to the flash so that you can take photos of yourself or with someone else and know exactly what's in the picture. I have the pink silicon sleeve on mine which makes it that much sexier. I keep my grocery list on it and I also use it to look up recipes when I am in the grocery store... tell me that's not the most convenient thing ever! Best thing of all: I am able to log into my online classes and read the lectures. Love it love it love it!!!!! Less
Amazon

Wow.

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I love this phone. The only problem that I have had with it is that some times the trackball gets stuck. Other than that it's the best phone that I have ever had. I would really suggest that if you need a beginner smart phone or need a new one that this is the route to go. Although some had concerns... More
I love this phone. The only problem that I have had with it is that some times the trackball gets stuck. Other than that it's the best phone that I have ever had. I would really suggest that if you need a beginner smart phone or need a new one that this is the route to go. Although some had concerns about the suretype keyboard, it's really easy to get used to. I added a typing game so that I could learn how to maneuver better around the keys and it helped a lot. Less
Amazon

Impressive!

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I purchased this phone Nov 2007 after reviewing and researching many others. I was replacing a Motorola A630. I have this in the white shade through the T-Mobile network. It is solid, encased in stainless steel/chrome. I was somewhat skeptical about the predictive messaging and the absence of a fu... More
I purchased this phone Nov 2007 after reviewing and researching many others. I was replacing a Motorola A630. I have this in the white shade through the T-Mobile network. It is solid, encased in stainless steel/chrome. I was somewhat skeptical about the predictive messaging and the absence of a full keyboard initially but the sure type keyboard is laid out qwerty style which helps a great deal. After some getting used to the predictive text/sure type is a breeze. The camera functions well for my needs. I didn't expect it to put out digi-cam quality photos which is why I own one separately to use. The images are clear and with good color. I use them for my background wallpaper and they work well. This is a quad band world phone which was highly important to me as I travel out of the country. It worked well, both voice/text, but the service out of the country is pricey. There was one or so times where I couldn't call out due to busy circuits but it wasn't for a long period of time, just an hour or so. This phone has many great features that I don't even use which is why I gave it 5 stars. Bluetooth, music player, Web browsing (Gprs & Edge) Blackberry data services (cost extra) instant messaging, email and lots more. The important aspects of this phone for me are the speaker function, which works very well. It is loud and clear. Text messaging is the other, works great, I have an unlimited package plan, and of course voice. It works well, I have never experienced any poor quality calls, nor dropped calls. It comes with a sensored case that control the backlighting. When you put the phone away in the case the light automatically goes off, when you take it out, it comes on. The case is also interactive with how you receive your calls. If it's in the case it will vibrate to alert you, when out of the case, it will ring as you have it set up to do, a really neat feature. I briefly lost my case and missed it dearly due to those interactive features. This phone exceeds my expectations, and while I was never a Blackberry fan, I can honestly say, I will likely be one for a long time to come. I have recommended it to quite a few people, for business and casual use. Pros~Packed & stacked with great features as mentioned above + more, syncs up with my computer nicely to transfer data/files, can charge via my laptop without digging out the wall charger, battery life is good for my usage, it's grown & sexy :) It attracts alot of attention, the memory is expandable, so far my memory is holding up well and I haven't even put the memory card in that I purchased for it. Cons~The keys are a little small, if you have large fingers this may be an issue for you. I have a clear plastic case that I put it in to protect the body of the phone, but it doesn't fit into the interactive case that comes with the phone, I wish it were just a lil bit bigger, overall....A very satisfied user. Less
Amazon

My Second Pearl

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The first one was lost on a trip to New York. I used to have one of the earlier blackberry models with a full keyboard and had heard about people that hated this layout, but I found it really easy to use, once I got used to it. I also love the fact that it has a camera (much better quality than the... More
The first one was lost on a trip to New York. I used to have one of the earlier blackberry models with a full keyboard and had heard about people that hated this layout, but I found it really easy to use, once I got used to it. I also love the fact that it has a camera (much better quality than the camera on my LG phone), Google Maps, gmail, AOL instant messenger and programmable buttons. And it is much sleeker and cooler looking than the square shaped blackberries. But you do need to make sure it stays in your pocket and not in the cab. Less
eBay

pearl

from eBay
nice, but not great thanks
nice, but not great thanks Less
Amazon

T-Mobile Stinks

from Amazon
I have had nothing, but problems from T-Mobile. The phone is great when it works, but dropped calls are a real problem and I can't use it at home because the sound is so bad. I would get this phone with another carrier or suffer the consequences.
I have had nothing, but problems from T-Mobile. The phone is great when it works, but dropped calls are a real problem and I can't use it at home because the sound is so bad. I would get this phone with another carrier or suffer the consequences. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date December 15, 2006
Regions available
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor Intel XScale
Internal Flash Memory
64 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS No
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 1.09 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Software CD, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
210 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 15 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.7 x 5.0 x 1.4 cm
(4.2 x 2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 90 grams
(3.2 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 240 x 260 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type SureType / 20-key
Navigation Type Trackball
Predictive Text Entry SureType
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls Unknown
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP
Browser Unknown
Javascript Unknown
Flash Unknown
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Blackberry Connect
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM (AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out Unknown
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Self-portrait
Video Recording Formats No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats Unknown
Mobile TV Unknown
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps No
Included Software / Apps Yes
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): BlackBerry Pearl, Pearl 8100

A Black Pearl and Cranberry Red Pearl are also available.
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