Blackberry phones seem to attract as much attention for their one word names as for their usability. We have had, in the past, the Blackberry Torch, the Charm, the Electron, the Storm and many more. These monikers are extremely evocative but do they actually represent what their name suggests? Last summer saw the release of the Blackberry Pearl, the latest mid range phone to be released by Research in motion, but is it really a Pearl of a phone, a treasure hidden deep within the murky depths of the mobile phone market?
The phone has plenty of features, including Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity – the 3G being a welcome addition as not all Blackberrys include this as standard – an accomplished camera boasting 3 megapixels and the latest incarnation of the optical trackpad. The phone also features multitasking, something that has become a very big deal on smartphones as the rise in popularity of applications continues. This is something that RIM, when developing their Blackberrys, have been very keen to get on board with and the Blackberry App store, available with the Pearl when you buy it, continues to grow and although it has not reached the level as it’s corresponding application stores from Apple and Android it does have a reputation for selling useful and well developed applications which the Pearl is more than able to run.
The phone also boasts the famous Blackberry messaging and e mail services, something that the range has built its reputation on over the years. The Pearl does not disappoint and using the messenger service could not be easier. Simply find out the pin of any of your friends who own Blackberrys, enter it into the messaging service and happily chat away with your friends for free.
The email service is also great. You are able to register several e mail addresses on the phone and there is no waiting a day to receive your e mails like there is on some smartphones, you will be notified as soon as the e mail reaches the server. All in all the Pearl is a good phone that, although not setting the world alight, will suit those of you who do not want to spend too much money or those who want a simple, but feature packed, mobile. Find out more about Blackberry handsets online at Dialaphone.co.uk.