Blackberry Pearl 8120 to boast Wi-Fi

04 Oct, 2007

It has been quite a while since RIM was last in the news and today the Blackberry Pearl 8120 popped up unexpectedly. The device comes to succeed the Blackberry Pearl 8100 and upgrades the original model in several areas. The first and most important change is the added Wi-Fi functionality, which was missing in the older model. There is an update in the Bluetooth department too, with A2DP support now available. It seems that RIM are trying to break away from the strictly business image of their handsets by enhancing multimedia capabilities. Besides Bluetooth, the camera has been boosted from 1.3 megapixel in the Blackberry Pearl 8100 to 2.0 megapixel in the newly announced device.

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Blackberry Pearl 8120

Blackberry Pearl 8120 also features video recording. Moreover, the playable video formats now include WMV in addition to the MPEG4 and H.263. Luckily, the added functionality has not resulted in any increase in dimensions and the new Pearl still stands at the compact 107 x 50 x 14 mm with only weight grown by 2 grams to a total of 91 (sounds reasonable).

The device is available through Telefonica in Spain but, as of now, there is no information regarding availability in other countries.

Reader comments

  • MJH

Well that should shut all the people up who cry themselves to sleep cos the 8100 and 8300 didn't have wi-fi, a fiver says they moan about the camera only being a 2MP or the quality of the video recording. Personally i think it's marvellous, here...

  • José

O2=Telefónica Telefonica bought this company a year ago more or less. Also Iphone will be on Teléfonica

  • Anonymous

I agree the company is rubbish.. I have used the previous model without the wifi and i couldnt use it at all.... buttons are way to tiny..i am normally ok with tiny keypad but this one is just almost unusable..

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