Blackberry Pearl 8120 smartphone
Now with Wi-Fi and other refinements
Unwired Video Review Everyone knows that the Blackberry is de rigeuer for corporate types, but now RIM is making a real push to get the mobile email devices into the hands of consumers too. The Pearl 8120 builds on the original slimline Pearl and adds some cool new features - like Wi-Fi and a better camera.
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Re. Not that bad....
The problem with the video reviews is not that they are video per se, nor that they are delivered seemingly sans script by someone who spells Will with one 'l'. The problem is that they lack the wit, style, humour, consideration and perspicacity that makes the usual El Reg reviews stand out from the "dry...picky...geek-speak" reviews on many other sites.
eww, video, no.
Please no. I got about 30 seconds in and decided I wanted no more of the QVC-RobotWars hybrid on my screen. Give me text and some pics please!!!
@ David Love
I'm not a texting teen ;)
Let me explain it this way: The push-technology is very popular, this is why many makers implement it into their mobiles - in addition to the regular POP3/IMAP support. That way consumers, especially regular consumers (which the Pearl is aimed at too, as I understand) and business consumers without a dire need for push (they still exist) enjoy more options.
Or lets say had RIM bothered to implement POP3/IMAP support, I would not have returned the phone in disgust, and who knows, maybe in a while had developed a need for push too. It felt crippled / came with plenty strings attached, so it had to go. Of course, if you *are* after the push service, it is a pretty neat little device, mainly because of the most impressive text recognition, trackball control and other decent business oriented functions. Yet as I said, the overall execution could be more solid, it feels a little shoddy. If you can forgo the superb predictive text, there are many non-RIM phones of better quality available which also offer push.
Phone 8/10, Video 0
Bad Beaver makes some good points, but this device was never meant for texting teens. The fact that the original Pearl became RIM's biggest seller confirms that there's an attractive market for devices that deliver corporate mail whilst being smaller and OK for the odd MP3 or - as our presenter omitted to mention - video.
I think the 8120 is a decent and mature product, pity that Voda are in denial about WiFi BlackBerries, had to buy one SIM free. Oh well, it'll fetch more on eBay when it's time has come.
I need a new button. Digitus impunicus.
No, I am not going to get my coat. I think you made a serious mistake here.