The 9100 and 9105 BlackBerry Pearl 3G both have a flash and autofocus enabled 3.2 megapixel camera, perfect for taking pictures in dim lighting. Like most 3G phones, the Pearl comes with Wi-Fi connectivity, built in GPS tracking, Bluetooth and access to the BlackBerry application center, known as BlackBerry App World. These advanced features make for a highly popular ‘candybar’ handheld device.
Like most of the newer models the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 and 9105 feature a new trackpad, a highly sensitive pad like button that works like a touchpad on a laptop. This was a needed upgrade from the old and troublesome trackball which often malfunctioned and as a result had a short lifespan.
Although BlackBerry mobile devices are mainly produced with business functionality in mind this has not stopped the brand from becoming a hit among the youths and as a result there is a big need for media functionality as well. Most BlackBerry devices come with exceptional audio and video features. The BlackBerry Pearl 3G is no exception. Located on the top of the small device are three media buttons which control the play of all media on the phone. It has also been fitted with a micro USB drive for easy connectivity to a PC and charging capabilities and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The music player supports several formats like MP3, WMV, WMA, AMR-NB and others as well as the ability to capture video.
There are several applications and features that come standard on the BlackBerry Pearl 3G including the BlackBerry messenger. This model was created as a small and fast alternative to the larger BlackBerry models. Its email client supports POP and IMAP protocols and has instant messaging capabilities. It also features MMS and SMS messaging.