RIM BlackBerry 8100 Pearl

Height 107mm
O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone

PLUS
• All the familiar BlackBerry virtues – especially push email
• Slick, good-looking, sophisticated, comfortable
• Neat trackball replaces sidewheel

MINUS
• No WiFi or 3G (push email probably doesn’t require them though)
• BlackBerry user interface looks a bit unsophisticated (or maybe a bit American)
• Screen could be bigger to read long emails comfortably

WE SAY
Deserved success for RIM, putting nearly all of the traditional BlackBerry features into an up-to-date smartphone package