AT&T BlackBerry 9100 Pearl 3G

  • AT&T BlackBerry 9100 Pearl 3G
75
Based on 14 scores, 23 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Svelte and stylish. Lightweight. Great voice quality. Responsive interface. Excellent music playback.
  • The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G is a slim and compact smartphone with features like Wi-Fi, GPS, and 3G support. It has external media keys and the optical touch pad felt easy to use.
  • Updated & modern design, Nice looking display, Great battery life

Cons:

  • SureType keyboard isn't for everyone. OS feels old. Few third-party apps. Too expensive given the feature set.
  • The SureType keyboard isn't for everyone, and we did find the media keys to be a little hard to press. Picture quality isn't as good as we hoped.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Mag on 60

The Pearl 3G is a great upgrade from a texting phone, but you're paying a lot for a device with no touch screen or QWERTY keyboard, and relatively few apps....

By cnet on 80

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G is a great little global smartphone if you can deal with the unusual...

By CellPhoneQuick on

The updated looking handset is definitely a sight for sore eyes, especially when it’s more than over due at this point, but there isn’t anything too eye catching with it to catapult it over the competition.However, the biggest question mark...

By Phone Arena on 70

If there is one target audience that the RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G is targeting, then it's none other than entry-level users looking to move up to a smartphone. Naturally, the Pearl 3G perfectly fills the gap in making the transition smooth and...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

I’ve been a BlackBerry Pearl user for some years now, having had the 8110 since it was launched. Admittedly, even then its lack of 3G was a bit naff (BlackBerry was very slow to come to the 3G party) but I really liked the pocket-friendly form...

By Mobile-Review on

Sit down comfortably, because any discussion of a new Blackberry device is not so simple and I would not like to offer you just a dry account of specs and features. Feelings and emotions will do much better. I like that RIM can still produce unique...

By TechSmart.co.za on

For a brand which has suddenly found itself violently thrust into the consumer spotlight, somewhat bleary eyed from the enterprise and business world it previously inhabited, the Pearl 3G is a fantastic move.The device invites a whole other segment of...

By Electronista on 70

There's no doubt that the new BlackBerry Pearl is a meaningful upgrade. It feels and acts much more like a quality device than its predecessors, and it finally doesn't have to give up important hardware features to get to its undoubtedly good...

By RegHardware on 75

The 9105 is a nice little addition to Blackberry's consumer-friendly Pearl range. But while I'm happy to see the trackpad replace the trackball, the improved camera and processor, and pleased that the addition of 3G connectivity hasn't...

By Here's How on

The BlackBerry Pearl has finally gone 3G! We all know and love the Pearl as RIM's first true foray into the "consumer" market after years of carrying the torch as the "business" brand. And now the tiny smartphone (indeed, this one is the tiniest in...

By The Boy Genius Report on

In 2006, RIM launched the BlackBerry Pearl 8100. It’s critical reception was mixed, but there’s no denying it helped propel the BlackBerry brand to super stardom. Since then, smartphones have become even more mainstream and many serious...

By CNET Asia on 80

The Pearl 3G does exactly what it promises, offering all the features of a top-of-the-line BlackBerry in a small, candybar case. But BlackBerry devices are all about email and messaging, so we missed the full QWERTY keyboard of the Pearl 3G's...

By ZDNet Australia on 75

Every time we used the Pearl we wished it was the Bold, and considering the way both phones are priced in Australia there's no reason not to buy a Bold...

By 3G UK on 80

on the BlackBerry Pearl 3G This is a high-performing smartphone with excellent business features and media functionality too. Just the thing for people who want the benefits of a smartphone in the body of a normal phone. Related News BlackBerry...

By The Inquirer on

The Blackberry Pearl 3G is RIM's most recent in its consumer range of mobiles, and it has improved network access and an updated keyboard that falls in line with the rest of the phone manufacturers. This mobile is RIM's first Pearl since 2008...

By Good Gear Guide on 70

We were impressived that RIM’s BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 offers the same capabilities and functions found on more expensive BlackBerry smartphones. The trade off comes in the form of a smaller, pocketable form factor, resulting in a cramped...

By Smarthouse on 80

The Pearl 3G has a 20-key condensed QWERTY keyboard, an optical trackpad that makes navigation easier, and a 360x400 display. It measures 108mm x 50 mm x 13.3 mm and weighs 93g, which fits easily inside a pocket. The handset feels solid, with the side...

By Mobile Choice on 80

Classic BlackBerry high performance squeezed into the smallest body yet...

By ElectricPig.co.uk on 80

An ideal BlackBerry if you want BBM and nothing more5 Pages12345 The BlackBerry Pearl 3G has landed, complete with an unusual and old school 0-9 keyboard. That might dissuade existing Pearl owners from an upgrade, but if you’re eyeing your...

By IntoMobile on

The BlackBerry (NSDQ: RIMM) Pearl 3G 9100 was announced back at WES just a short month ago, and is about ready for primetime. It builds upon RIM’s older Pearl family with an upgraded HVGA display, optical trackpad to replace the now-defunct...