RIM BlackBerry Pearl

By Sascha Segan  |  Posted 2006-09-07 Print this article Print

Review: The first multimedia BlackBerry plays music, takes photos and still handles e-mail with aplomb. (PCMag.com)

Research In Motion throws away its suits and ties with the Pearl, a delicious little multimedia smart phone that—surprise!—just happens to be a BlackBerry.

Slimmer than a closed RAZR, it is the first BlackBerry to ship with a camera and music/video players. This little gem is guaranteed to become a winner with the young and mobile.
As thin (0.6 inches) as a closed RAZR V3m and as narrow (2 inches) as a standard candy-bar phone, the Pearl is very easy to slip into your pocket. It also looks extremely stylish, in black with chrome accents. Read the full review on PCMag.com: RIM BlackBerry Pearl Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on mobile and wireless computing.
Sascha Segan is PC Magazine's Lead Analyst for mobile phones and PDAs. He is responsible for testing, benchmarking and evaluating mobile phones and other handheld devices. Sascha joined the magazine in 2004 after covering consumer electronics for technology, travel and lifestyle publications, and editing the now hard-to-find book, 'I Just Got a Cell Phone, Now What?' He once helped cover an election in Africa using only a PalmPilot Professional with a modem and attachable keyboard as his traveling gear.

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