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BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 in-depth Review and Price Comparison

Category : Blackberry, Mobile Phones

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 is different to the standard Blackberry pearl phones in that is has no qwerty keyboard and makes do with a standard alphanumeric keypad just like any conventional “candy bar” type handset. Not including the qwerty keyboard means Blackberry have been able to cram in all the rest of the Blackberry features in terms of connectivity, but this time in a much smaller package. In any case the alphanumeric keypad on the 3G 9105 is easy to use with well spaced, responsive keys so no major hardship there! Text entry is fast and easy with the Blackberry SureType predictive text algorithm (although you would probably not notice much difference if you are used to the T9 predictive system used by other manufacturers). However, it cant be denied that a qwerty keyboard is a definite plus when it comes to Blackberry devices in which the main claim to fame is superior email and connectivity. if you spend a lot of time texting/emailing then perhaps the other Blackberry models such as the BlackBerry Torch 9800 or the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300 may be a better choice.

Qwerty keyboard aside, the Pearl 3G 9105 has all the same goodies as other handsets in the range, with WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS with Google Maps, music and media (3.5mm headphone jack), camera with LED lighting, and of course the amazing email features loved by Blackberry users. The email feature allows you to merge up to 10 email addresses along with Facebook and Twitter updates all in one package – superb! The inclusion of BlackBerry Messenger means of course you can chat to other BlackBerry users anywhere in the world for free.

Even with a pretty small screen (2.4 inches), the excellent resolution means surfing websites is a joy but its never going to be in the same league as phones like the iPhone 4 with a screen this size. The 3.2 megapixel camera captures photos quickly and accurately with LED lighting but otherwise is a pretty basic offering.

The BlackBerry user interface can take some getting used to if you’ve never used a BlackBerry device before, the sheer amount of options can be confusing, however after a bit of practice, it becomes almost second nature and is easy to navigate around using the cool optical trackpad which replaces the traditional BlackBerry trackball on this Pearl 3G 9105 model. Available now with some great deals on T-mobile and Orange.

Advantages: Super responsive optical trackpad, standard 3.5mm headphone jack so you can use favourite headphones, compact, superb integrated “all in one” email inbox, good screen resolution, dedicated music and media keys

Disadvantages: No Qwerty keyboard, the BlackBerry OS is starting to look dated, small screen

Find the cheapest deals and tariffs on the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 from T-mobile and Orange now!