BlackBerry Pearl 8100 8200 Specs & Price

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BlackBerry Pearl is a range of smartphones from RIM designed to meet both business and consumer applications. BlackBerry Pearl is available in two series, the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Series which is available in bar form and BlackBerry 8200 flip phone. Some standard features of BlackBerry Pearl smartphones include camera, wireless email, media player, Bluetooth, BlackBerry maps, and push email.

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The BlackBerry Pearl 8100 series consists of the BlackBerry Pearl 8100, Pearl 8110, Pearl 8120, and Pearl 8130; while the Blackberry Pearl 8200 series consists of the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 and Pearl 8230. The major distinguishing factor of the two series is that while BlackBerry Pearl 8100 series phones are in bar form, BlackBerry Pearl 8200 series phones are in flip form.

open view of BlackBerry Pearl 8220
BlackBerry Pearl 8120

Standard features of Blackberry Pearl devices include:

  • media player
  • Video recording (missing in BlackBerry Pearl 8100)
  • mobile streaming (absent in Pearl 8100 & Pearl 8110)
  • camera
  • Trackball
  • SureType QWERTY keyboard
  • speakerphone
  • Voice dialling

BlackBerry Pearl offers 65,000 colours TFT display. While BlackBerry Pearl 8100 series offer a resolution of 240 x 260 pixels, the Pearl 8200 series devices offer 240 x 320 pixels resolution. Pearl 8200 series being flip phones also feature an external 128 x 160 pixels display. BlackBerry Pearl devices feature a 2.0 megapixels camera with the exception of BlackBerry Pearl 8100 and Pearl 8110 that come with 1.3 megapixels camera.

BlackBerry Pearl 8220

Like most BlackBerry devices, BlackBerry Pearl features extensive messaging and connectivity features. Standard Messaging and Connectivity features available in BlackBerry Pearl include:

  • corporate data access
  • SMS/MMS messaging
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • extensive email support
  • USB
  • Push email
  • Instant messaging

The BlackBerry Pearl 8100, Pearl 8110, Pearl 8120, and BlackBerry Pearl 8220 support quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, while the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 and Pearl 8230 support CDMA2000/EVDO. Wi-Fi connectivity is provided in BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and Pearl 8220.

BlackBerry Pearl 8130, 8220, and 8230 are preloaded with Blackberry maps while BlackBerry Pearl 8130 also adds assisted GPS.

BlackBerry Pearl 8100 series come with 64MB internal memory while Pearl 8200 series offer 128MB, hence if you want to make use of the media features of BlackBerry Pearl, you will require additional memory. BlackBerry Pearl supports up to 8GB microSDHC memory.

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article BlackBerry Pearl 8100 8200 Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: October 13th, 2019
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