RIM Blackberry 8100 Pearl

O2, Orange, Vodafone

PLUS
• Styling: nice weight, good feel, fits in a pocket, and still does all the BlackBerry things
• Decent extras – built-in mapping for contacts (no GPS though), scrollwheel replaced by a trackball, lots of clever shortcuts
• Excellent call and audio quality

MINUS
• 20-button keyboard takes some getting used to (but then it’s easy)
• Glossy case gets smeared easily with fingerprints

WE SAY
And you thought BlackBerries were big, ugly, limited-function brutes? Here’s an eye-opener – a really good (and good-looking) smartphone, slimmer than a RAZR, and it has a camera too …