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blackberry pearl question

by chop924 / May 26, 2008 3:04 AM PDT

hi, i'm looking to possibly purchase a blackberry pearl but I had a few questions to any of you that have used it.

1. What does 'RIM' mean? I'll probably buy the phone through ebay but a lot of the pearls there have "RIM" listed next to the name. (I'll most likely by buying unlocked as well, I'm with att.)

2. Any big difference between the pearl versions? Is one better than the others? So far I've seen the 8100, 8120, and I think there is a 8130? 8100 seems the cheapest...

Thanks for your help.

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Answer #1.
by Kees Bakker / May 26, 2008 6:40 AM PDT

RIM is the company (Research In Motion) that makes the Blackberry. Like Motorola makes the KRZR and Apple makes the iPhone. That's easy, isn't it?

Their website is and it should tell you almost all you want to know about their products, like their features. But it might well be somebody here can tell you the main differences between the models.


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Answer #2
by cant_get_enough_tech / May 27, 2008 5:17 AM PDT

As far as the model numbers go, the higher the number the more/better high-end features there are in the phone. For example, the 8100 is the plain ol' pearl. The 8120 has Wi-Fi (the best feature, I think), where as the 8130 has GPS, along with 3G on the Sprint and VZW models.

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by chop924 / May 27, 2008 12:56 PM PDT

Thanks for the answers.

One more question...I'm with ATT, and are there no models besides the 8100 for the blackberry pearl? (unlocked or set to ATT). Am I correct in saying that the 1830 and 1820 are only for T-Mobile and VW?

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by cant_get_enough_tech / May 28, 2008 12:17 PM PDT
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I suppose you could get the 8120 (w/ GPS, not 3G) to work on ATT.

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