Blackberry Pearl 8100 launchedJuly 1st, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Blackberry (Pearl 8100) looks more like a slim phone than a standard BlackBerry device, which is bulky and thick. The Pearl 8100 comes with a full Qwerty keyboard.
How the BlackBerry system works?
BlackBerry is a combination of a service and a hand held device made by RIM and more of a wireless e-mail handling capability.
The service also supports HTML-based Internet viewing and instant messaging ; with applications from Yahoo!, Google.
Data travels to and from a RIM server through a local telco’s wireless networks to users. Once activated, BlackBerry pushes all e-mail received (including any JPEG, BMP, PDF, Word and Excel file attachments) in the device.
The Pearl 8100 display comes with a built-in light sensor. BlackBerry devices have lacked cameras, but the Pearl sports a 1.3-mega pixel shooter.
The picture quality is not as sharp as other camera phones and cannot record videos with it but ablw to watch MPEG4 files on Pearl’s video player.
Data is stored in the 64MB of shared memory.
Pros: Responsive trackball, easy to set up and operate; SureType software; cool design.
Cons: No video capture; lacks 3G and WiFi; soft audio.
PEARL 8100 BlackBerry specifications
Display: 2.2in, 65,000-colour TFT
Messaging: SMS, MMS, e-mail, instant messagingConnectivity: Quadband, GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth, USB
Phone memory: 64MB Flash memory and comes with; the slot supports up to 1GB.
Expansion slot: microSD (128MB card included)
Battery type: 900mAh lithium-polymer
Standby/talk time: 360/3.5hours
Other features: Multimedia player, Java applications, document viewer, SureType
keyboard software, personal organiser functions.
Dimensions: 107 x 50 x 14.5mm
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