For years I was curious about what life was like within the elite BlackBerry club. The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 was my ticket into this mysterious sector of the mobile market. Of course, the only reason I was let through the door was RIM's push into personal smartphones. Yes, "crackberries" were not just for jet-setters with fat corporate cards anymore. The Pearl 8120, with its compact size and split yet intuitive predictive keyboard, was a great example of mobile messaging for the masses, done right.