BlackBerry Pearl 8100
After first broadening its reach beyond from the corporate market with the 8700, BlackBerry went after the average consumer again with the Pearl 8100. In addition to the smaller design and the SureType keyboard, it was the first BlackBerry with an integrated camera, video and music playback, and expandable media. Wi-Fi, however, was not an option and a trackball (hence the Pearl name) replaced the popular track wheel.
CNET review bottom line: Though nothing revolutionary, the addition of multimedia features and the already solid e-mail capabilities make the RIM BlackBerry Pearl an attractive device for business users and consumers alike.
September 20, 2013 2:00 PM PDT
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