Pearl 8120

by BlackBerry

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BlackBerry Style

by Research In Motion

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BlackBerry Torch

by RIM

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Bold 9700

by BlackBerry

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Price Best Price: $60.00
Best Price: $105.00
Best Price: $149.00
Pros
  • Excellent multimedia features and Wi-Fi
  • Elegant design
  • Excellent keyboard/touchscreen design
  • BlackBerry 6 OS adds much-needed features
  • Attractive, slimmed-down design
  • Excellent, ergonomic keyboard
Cons
  • Available only to corporate buyers
  • Captured video looked grainy
  • Performance can be sluggish
  • Display has lower resolution than rival phones
  • Browser can't compete with other top phones
  • Camera is just average
At A Glance

E-mail-friendly handset boasts strong multimedia features, including a camera and media player.

The compact BlackBerry Style is ideal for heavy messagers who don’t want a light handset, but photo junkies may be disappointed with the mediocre camera.

The Torch smartphone successfully delivers a design that is both innovative and familiar to BlackBerry users, but its performance and features aren’t quite up to par.

The best BlackBerry available, the Bold 9700 packs a multitude of features into a sophisticated, slimmed-down design.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number 8120BLUE   ATTTORCH9800BLK 9700

Processor

Processor type Marvel      
Processor speed 0.312  MHz      

Display

Backlight Yes     Yes
Display type Color Non-Touch Screen Multitouch Color
Touchscreen No     No
Resolution 240 x 260  pixels 360 x 400  pixels 480 x 360  pixels 480 x 360  pixels
Display size   2.7  inches 3.2  inches 2.5  inches

Storage

Other storage Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD
Internal Memory     512.0  MB 256.0  MB

Battery

Battery Type Lithium ion   Lithium ion  
Vendor Rated Talk Time 4.0  hours 4.5  hours   6.0  hours
Vendor Rated Standby Time 360.0  hours     504.0  hours

Ports and Connections

Microphone input Yes      
Headphone Jack 3.5 mm|2.5 mm     3.5 mm adaptor
Wireless connection Yes      
Bluetooth Bluetooth Headset     A2DP|Stereo Yes
USB 1.1 Yes      
USB 2.0 Yes     Yes
Proprietary Cable No      

Dimensions

Width 0.55  inches 3.8  inches   4.3  inches
Depth 1.9  inches 2.4  inches   2.4  inches
Height 1.9  inches 2.4  inches   2.4  inches
Weight 0.2  pounds 0.2875  pounds   0.26875  pounds

Exposure Controls

Flash Built-in Flash   Built-in Flash Built-in Flash

Image Processor

Megapixels 2.0 5.0 5.0 3.2
Digital Zoom     2.0 2.0

Carrier

MTS No      
TDMA No      
GSM 850 1.0     1.0
GPRS 1.0      
CDMA 1900 0.0 1.0    
HSDPA 0.0     1.0
Cell Carrier ATT Sprint   ATT|T-Mobile
GSM 1800 1.0     1.0
GSM 1900 1.0     1.0
WCDMA 0.0      
CDMA 800   1.0    
UMTS       1.0
GSM 900       1.0

Supported Video Formats

MPEG4 Yes     Yes
wmv Yes     Yes
Real Media No      
Streaming Video Yes     Yes
Video Calling Yes      
Other Video Support       H.263

Supported Audio Formats

AAC AAC Plus|AAC AAC|AAC Plus   AAC|AAC Plus|eAAC Plus
MP3 Yes     Yes
WMA   Yes   Yes
Other Audio Support       AMR|MIDI

Included Software

Operating System BlackBerry OS BlackBerry OS BlackBerry OS BlackBerry OS

Sync

Sync Options Supported Bluetooth|USB Bluetooth|USB|Wi-Fi   Bluetooth|USB

Camera

camera_shutter 1.0      

Messaging

MMS Yes      
SMS Yes      
Other Messaging Support SMS|MMS|IM|E-Mail     E-Mail|Exchange|Facebook|IM|MMS|Twitter|push e-mail

Location

GPS 0.0 1.0   1.0

Form Factor

Number of Displays One   One One
Volume Controls Yes     Yes
Form Factor Candy bar Clamshell Slide Candy bar
Keyboard Yes Hardware   Yes

Memory

Memory size   0.512  MB 0.512  MB  

Storage Media

SD card   Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD

Operating System

OS Version   6    
Multitasking Support   With native and third-party apps    
Web Browser   WebKit    
Adobe Flash Support   None