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The New BlackBerry Pearl Model

The new BlackBerry Pearl model, known as BlackBerry 8100 or BlackBerry Stealth, came on the market with a new and very different design than the older models, a sleek and more practical form being more comfortable and easy to use. It also comes equipped with similar high-end features like all top-rated BlackBerry devices, offering a perfect balance between performance and style.

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This phenomenal smart phone comes at a price of $149 through AT&T with a 2-year contract. In the retail package the new BlackBerry Pearl comes with a charger, a miniUSB cable, a leather cover, a headphone set and a software CD plus manuals.

The New BlackBerry Pearl Model

In terms of design, the Pearl is available in two different colors: black or white. In general, this smart phone has a candy-bar case made of resistant plastic and chrome rounded edges. Measuring 4.2 x 2.0 x 0.5 inches in dimensions and 3.1 ounces in weight, the new BlackBerry Pearl seems to be very practical and comfortable. Having a classic candy-bar form, the Pearl comes on the front side with a TFT display and a QWERTY keyboard. Between the display and the keyboard some navigation keys including the call and end keys, a back key, a menu key and a trackball are placed. On the sides of this smart phone you will notice two volume control buttons, a customizable shortcut key, a 2.5 mm audio jack, a miniUSB port and a user-defined shortcut key. The keyboard, like that used on all BlackBerry models, is excellent for writing messages or other texts. The keys are large enough and pleasant to touch so you will never make mistakes by pressing a wrong key. Being very responsive and offering a positive feedback, these keys will offer you a comfortable experience during writing your texts.

The New BlackBerry Pearl Model

When it comes to technology, the new BlackBerry Pearl makes a great impression. The display used on this handset is a TFT one and has a native resolution of 240 x 260 pixels. It supports 65K colors, and even if it seems to be a bit mediocre for a smart phone, this display offers good quality images and it is great for surfing the internet. There can be a problem if you use the phone under direct sunlight. Being covered in a glossy surface, the display will not very visible. On the back side, the Pearl comes with a 1.3 Megapixel camera capable of taking photos at a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. Even if it is armed with LED flash and 6x-zoom, the photos will have a poor quality but still enough for you to catch satisfactory memories. For storing all your files, photos, songs or clips, the Pearl 8100 comes with 64MB of internal memory and a microSD card slot which allows you to extend the memory up to 4 GB.

For connectivity, the BlackBerry pearl 8100 has poor performances. It comes with Bluetooth, miniUSB and support for GSM, GPRS and EDGE. Even if it lacks Wi-Fi, 3G or GPS, it is capable to keep you in touch with your friends anytime. The battery life is satisfactory as well. The Li-Ion 900 mAh battery is capable of keeping it alive for almost 4 hours of conversations and up to 360 hours in standby mode.