In 2006, thepremiered as the first small BlackBerry handset. Its successor, the , added features like a 2-megapixel camera and Wi-Fi to the equation. Now, the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 puts GPS in place of Wi-Fi, making it easier to navigate your way around the UK. Does this new Pearl find its way with sat-nav or just get lost among its siblings?
The RIM BlackBerry 8110 is available on T-Mobile and Vodafone for free on a monthly contact.
Aesthetically, you'll be hard-pressed to pick the 8110 out of a Pearl design line up. Coloured in blue, black or pink, it's identical to the original Pearl 8100, so business users looking for a slim phone won't be in for any cosmetic shocks.
Adding onboard GPS functionality to an already good phone is a great idea and it's what makes this particular model interesting. Unlike the Pearl 8100 or 8120 with Wi-Fi, you can use this phone as a fully-fledged satellite navigation device while driving or walking.
We tested it out using Telmap Navigator on Vodafone and TeleNav 5.1 on T-Mobile and found it picked up satellites quickly. We found having GPS to be a really useful feature, particularly when we were lost in town.