It has been over a month since I upgraded my “old” Samsung cell phone to the Blackberry Pearl 8220 Flip Phone. I wanted to give the phone a good workout before I posted any comments. I have literally waited years for this type of phone to come out.
For years, I have been looking for an “affordable” flip phone that I could synchronize my Microsoft Outlook information with my PC. I also wanted a phone that I could install a memory card to store extra files and a built-in MP3 player to play music or audio recordings I might want to listen to.
The fact that this phone also has built-in Wi-Fi connection is a nice bonus. I can actually get quite a few extra minutes out of my phone per month by simply using the Wi-Fi connection. The sound quality is pretty good and I don’t even notice the difference from being on the T-Mobile network.
The phone actually has a lot more goodies like being able to read Microsoft Word and Excel files and play video files. There is a built-in calculator, stop watch, alarm clock, and all kinds of sound effects to choose from.
Currently, I don’t have the Blackberry service activated to receive emails and I am not sure I want to. I love technology but I am not sure I want to be THAT connected just yet.
My one small gripe is mostly a cosmetic one. I wish the edges of the flip screen side had more of a curve on its edge. It is a bit too “sharp” for my tastes. No, it won’t cut you if you slide your finger on the edges but I was used to my prior phone which was small, compact, and slid in and out of my pocket really well.
Overall, the Blackberry Pearl 8220 Flip phone is a real winner and a keeper.