Editors Liked

  • 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
  • Much better display and trackpad, Low price, SureType still a great solution for a small phone, Good (though not great) call quality
  • Flat, responsive trackpad; small size; good social-networking apps with more available from the BlackBerry App World; integrated email inbox; high-resolution screen; decent camera; dedicated music keys
  • Top of the line email, dedicated media controls, high quality apps from BlackBerry App World, integrated Facebook contacts and calendar, HSDPA and Wi-Fi in a basic-phone-sized body

Editors Didn't Like

  • 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
  • Pricey for its category, Fuzzy looking images with its camera
  • Some more advanced phones at its price, Disappointing camera, Slightly belowaverage battery
  • BlackBerry OS is looking dated; app store is pricy and offers less choice than competitors; we miss the QWERTY keyboard; Web browser doesn't impress; small screen
  • Browser doesn’t auto-fit non-mobile sites, trackpad slightly unresponsive at timesLook and Feel