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Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 Mobile Phone Review

Category : Blackberry, Mobile Phones

The Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 model is a Smartphone which appeals to both business and personal Smartphone users. A compact Smartphone, measuring 101mm x 50mm x 17.5mm and weighing in at a mere 102 grams, the Pearl flip 8220 is easy to operate with a single hand. Featuring an external screen for easy viewing of call and message information without opening the phone. Opening the Blackberry Pearl flip 8220 reveals a much larger 2.6 inch colour screen with a screen resolution of 128 by 160 pixels. The Pearl Flip 8220 is a member of the Blackberry Pearl range which includes several other Smartphone’s such as the Blackberry Pearl 8110 & the Blackberry Pearl 8120. Up to 4 hours of talk time and 360 hours on standby are available from the rechargeable battery unit.

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The Pearl flip 8220 has an easy to use navigation method in the form of a “TrackBall” key allowing the user move though applications and menus easily. There is also a full QWERTY keypad which means text input is faster and more comfortable. This mobile also features SureType text software and has a security password protection feature which locks the keypad. With built in wireless email for sending, receiving & storing email messages and document attachments (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint & PDF). MMS (Multi media Service) and SMS are also included along with instant messaging (think mobile version of MSN or Yahoo messenger on your PC or laptop). With 128Mb of internal memory there is room for many messages, contacts and downloads. For heavy users an additional 8Gb of memory can be added via microSD card.

With the Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 internet access is not limited by network provider as this mobile features Wi-Fi technology allowing connection to the web using local wireless hotspots (WLAN). USB and wireless Bluetooth with A2DP are available for data transfer between devices. The Pearl flip 8220 handset is a quad band unit offering world wide roaming (but check coverage with your network provider prior to travel).

The integrated media player on the Pearl flip 8220 plays video and music files for entertainment (MP3, AAC,WMA, WMV, MPEG4 and H.63) and can be enjoyed in privacy using headphones, or socially using the built in speakers. A built-in 2 megapixel digital camera allows still picture and video capture and playback.

Pros
QWERTY Keyboard
Wi-Fi
RIM Wireless Modem
2 Megapixel Camera
Wireless Email with Attachments
Media Player
3.5mm socket for choice of headphones
Uses latest Blackberry Operating System (4.6) with enhanced multi-task capbilities

Cons
No 3G, which means data transfer rates (if not in wireless zone) are frustratingly slow – video streaming is a no no

Another cracking handset from Blackberry, packed full of functions, easy to use and jaw droppingly handsome.

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