This is the finest SmartPhone I have every used. Period. It is a great phone, an amazing email device, a capable media player and a wonderful web surfer. The screen is beautiful, the Trackball is a joy to use (much better than a jog dial or D-Pad) and the Suretype keyboard works great.
If you want all the multi-media features available - this might not be the best choice. If you want a great phone with the industries best email function, a terrific web experience and a capable media player and camera all bundled in an incredibly sexy package - this is the phone for you.
I should also mention that with heavy usage, I was able to get two to three days of solid use before needing a charge. As good or better than the Treo and way beyond the Blackjack and the Q.
Now, I don't often gush like this and I have never been tempted to actually eat the early cancellation fee of my carrier and switch for a device - but I am very tempted. The White BlackBerry Pearl is truly a diamond in the rough world of today's SmartPhones.
- amazing email experience
- Cramped keyboard
- hard to access Mini SD card
The White Blackberry Pearl is available only from T-Mobile for US$149.00 after rebates and with activation at www.tmobile.com. I did find it for cheaper on Amazon and at Wirefly.