BlackBerry Pearl 8110 - In Depth


The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is a mobile from the Canadian manufacturer RIM aimed at an audience that has no interest in having a 3G connection on their mobile . This smartphone defines a line of professional phones with a compact design that today we could understand as low- end , although with some features that, depending on the user profile, may seem interesting.

In summary, the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is a terminal with QWERTY keyboard, 2.6 inch and 1.3 megapixel camera limited . Actually, the user of this mobile is a professional who demands a device that allows him to view documents and emails , dispensing with other types of characteristics that make the catalog of possibilities and, incidentally, price, increase .


Design and display

The first thing that stands out about the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is that its design is much more compact than the rest of RIM's BlackBerry terminals . With dimensions of 107 x 50 x 14 millimeters and a weight of 94 grams , this model is one of the lightest and smallest from the professional phone manufacturer. We have already talked about its 2.6-inch TFT screen, which also has a resolution of 240 x 260 pixels and 65,000 colors .



In the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 the connection section is essential , since it is an important chapter to take into account if we have in mind to take this phone with us. Apart from using the frequencies GSM 1900/1800/900/850 for the transmissions of voice packets , the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 in regard to Internet connections suffers from a lack of operability in terms of data transmission of high speed . Thus, both web browsing and email services will be subject to theEDGE and GPRS protocols , so high rates of sending and receiving information will not be achieved .

To compensate, the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 incorporates an A-GPS sensor that may be more comfortable for users who really need to have the office on their mobile . And it is that these types of profiles are assumed many hours of street and highway, so that a browser supported by the BlackBerry Maps software can be better than a mobile broadband connection service .


Unfortunately, the lack of high-speed mobile Internet connection systems in the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 has not been counteracted with a Wi-Fi network sensor , which would have made it possible to access the broadband of home or professional networks from the terminal itself .

Regarding the connections of the phone with other devices, these will be subject to whether we want to make them via cables or wirelessly . For the first formula, it will be essential to do it through a miniUSB connector . In the case that we prefer the wireless medium , the Bluetooth 2.0 port will be the one chosen, both for data synchronization and for sending and receiving data from another mobile phone .



Although the user profile of the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is purely professional , that does not mean that it can be attractive to have a complete catalog of c OMPATIBILITY playback of music and video files . In this case, the media that are best for this mobile are MPEG4 H.263, MPEG4-2, H.264, WMV, MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + and WMA .

In addition, this BlackBerry Pearl 8110 also includes a camera , although perhaps it may know little to more than one user. The optics of this unit is 1.3 megapixels , which initially seem to me really insufficient for the type of cameras that we find today in the market. It has flash and digital zoom , making it possible to obtain images at a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels .


Both files to store music and video , and for photographs to be obtained, the internal memory of the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 will certainly be short for everything that interests us (because its maximum capacity is 64 MB ). That is why it will be essential to use a memory card type microSD .



As regards the autonomy of the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 , the battery of this device is prepared to allow mobile work over a period of 3.5 hours talk time and about two weeks in standby mode .



Weight and measurements107 x 55 x 14 mm

91 grams

screenTFT LCD (240 x 260 pixels)

65,000 colors

StorageMicroSD card slot up to 16GB
Camera 1.3 megapixels



3x digital zoom

Video recording

MultimediaPlay music, video and photos

Compatible formats: MPEG4 H.263, MPEG4 -2, H.264, WMV,


Integrated loudspeaker

Controls and connections35-key QWERTY keyboard


Front keys

Camera shutter button

Side zoom / volume control

3.5 mm minijack audio output

MiniUSB cable

MicroSD card slot

Integrated A-GPS

Wireless: Bluetooth 2.0

softwareWeb navigator

E-mail manager

DataViz Documents To Go

BlackBerry Maps

JAVA support

Autonomy3.5 hours of conversation and 360 hours of standby
PriceFrom 0 euros (subject to operator fees)
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