BlackBerry Pearl 8130: Ringtone, Accessories, Software, Review, Specifications, and Buy

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The BlackBerry Pearl 8130 is the CDMA version of the popular BlackBerry Pearl which is small but has more or equivalent features than regular BlackBerry PDAs. The Pearl 8130 phone features a half QWERTY keyboard with SureType technology that user to type as fast as on a full QWERTY keyboard. Its built-in features include a 2.0-megapixel digital camera, GPS navigation system, MP3 digital music player, and a microSD memory expansion slot. Not to mention that the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 also comes preloaded with the state-of-the-art RIM email solutions and device security protection, which allow you to access private and confidential information securely.

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BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Features and Specifications

Hardware Specifications

Network CDMA 800 MHz / 1900 MHz CDMA2000 1X Ev-DO networks
Weight3.4 oz / 96.4 g
Size / Dimension 4.2″ (Length) x 1.97″ (Width) x 0.55″ (Height)

10.67 cm (Length) x 5 cm (Width) x 1.4 cm
Operating SystemBlackBerry OS
ProcessorQualcomm MSM6550
Internal LCD Screen65K Color TFT Ambient Light Sensor screen (240 x 260 pixels)
External LCD ScreenNo
Battery Type Lithium Ion 900 mAh
Battery Life Talk: 3.7 hours
Standby: 216 hours   (9 days)
Internal Memory Space64 MB
Expandable Memory SlotYes. microSD. Supports up to 8 GB
QWERTY Keyboard

Half QWERTY with SureType

Voice DialingYes
Keyboard BacklightingYes
ModemYes. RIM® wireless modem
Device Security
  • Password protection and keyboard lock
  • Support for AES or Triple DES encryption when integrated with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 2
  • Pending approval (FIPS validation)
  • Optional support for S/MIME
GPS System / GPS NavigationYes

Email, Messanging and Office Functionalities

Email / Email IntegrationsYes.

  • Works with BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange
  • Works with BlackBerry Enterprise Server for IBM Lotus Domino
  • Works with BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Novell GroupWise
  • Integrates with an existing enterprise email account
  • Integrates with existing personal email account
  • Integrates with optional new device account
Supported Email Protocols IMAP / POP3 / SMTP / Blackberry Connect
Corporate Data AccessYes. Access your vital corporate databases and applications from anywhere.
Internet Browsing / WAPYes. WAP 2.0 (xHTML). BlackBerry Browser

Digital Camera

LED FlashYes
Maximum Resolution1600 x 1200 pixels
Zoom5X Digital Zoom

Music and Audio

MP3 PlayerYes. Support MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA Audio Files
FM RadioNo

Video and Camcorder

Video PlayerYes. Supports MPEG4, H.263 Video Clip Files
Video RecorderYes


Bluetooth Stereo Headset (A2DP)Yes
Wi-Fi (WLAN)No
TV OutputNo
Computer SynchronizationYes
HeadPhone Jack (3.5mm)Yes
Integrated Earpiece/ MicrophoneYes

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User Reviews

  1. Sean Fenton Says:

    I couldn’t be more happy with is phone its better than i could ever imagined and iv made so many people jealous it is quite ridiculous

  2. Sean Says:

    I love the phone as well!

  3. Jennifer Says:

    LOVE IT!! i too have made people jealous.. even my manager.. how about that?

  4. Ryan Benninghaus Says:

    i also love my blackberry pearl the only downside for me is that the ringers arent loud enough even when i use a custom ringer i still have trouble hearing it when the phone is holstered other than that this is a great phone

  5. Someone Says:

    This phone SUCKS for telus. Sucks I’d rather own a bottom of the line..

    LG rules.

  6. Lamonte Says:

    BB rocks

  7. Stephanie Says:

    I sometimes don’t my messages and calls very often and I have to take the battery out and put it back in just to get my text messages. This phone sucks. I hate it. I’d rather have a regular phone then this.

  8. personmcpersonpants Says:

    i have this phone and i think that it rocks completely and awsomely except about every 3 or 4 weeks it completely freezes up and i have to take the battery out and after tht i get a white screen for a while but besides tht its awesome. Go Honda!

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