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November 28, 2007

The Carphone Warehouse and RIM Launch Sunset-Colored BlackBerry Pearl 8120 Smartphone in the UK

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributing Editor

The Carphone Warehouse, the world’s leading independent retailer of mobile phones and services, and Research in Motion (News - Alert) (RIM) have together announced the availability of the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smartphone from The Carphone Warehouse stores across the UK. RIM is a global leader in wireless innovation.



 
·        Sunset finish:
 
The BlackBerry (News - Alert) Pearl 8120 smartphone is available in a stylish sunset finish with ultra-sleek design, measuring 107mm x 55mm x 14mm and weighing approximately 91g.
It provides an excellent user experience through its intuitive trackball navigation system and RIM’s popular SureType keyboard system. SureType allows a narrower handset design while maintaining easy phone dialing and message typing.
 
·        Connectivity Options:
 
In addition to quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, the customers can also enjoy the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 with faster web browsing and expanded wireless data coverage through Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) networks.
 
·        Multimedia To Go:
 
The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 comes with a 2 megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom and enhanced flash. The new camera also supports video capture in two resolutions: 240x180 or 176x144 for sharing via MMS.
 
The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 supports the Bluetooth stereo audio profile (A2DP/AVRCP) and comes with a standard 3.5 mm stereo headset jack so users can plug in their preferred headphones or speakers.
 
The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 also supports high-speed USB for transferring files between the handset and a PC at data throughput rates of up to 10MB/sec.
 
Users can manage their media files from their PC with the Roxio Media Manager for BlackBerry, which is included with the BlackBerry Desktop Manager software. The Roxio software was developed with Sonic and is based on the award-winning Roxio Easy Media Creator 9, making it easy for users to search for media files on their computer, view and organize them, create MP3 music files from CDs, add audio tags and album art, create playlists and convert files for optimal playback.
 
Roxio Photosuite 9 LE is a comprehensive tool which makes it easy to create photo albums and edit pictures. Pictures can be cropped, rotated and straightened, redeye can be removed, and brightness, contrast and saturation levels can be adjusted.
 
·        Enhanced User Interface
 
The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 features an enhanced user interface and integrates a new font rendering technology that displays characters beautifully, with greater legibility at even the smallest point sizes.
 
The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 offers Advanced Phone Features including:
 
·        Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD)
·        Bluetooth 2.0 support for hands-free use with headsets
·        Car kits and Bluetooth peripherals
·        Dedicated ’send’, ’end’, and ’mute’ keys
·        Smart dialing
·        Speed dialing
·        Conference calling
·        Call forwarding
·        A low-distortion speakerphone for hands-free conversations and support for polyphonic
·        MP3 and MIDI ring tones
 
An ’enhance call audio’ feature also allows the user to boost the phone audio’s bass or treble while on a call.
 
The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is supported on BlackBerry Internet Service, giving user’s access to up to 10 supported work or personal email accounts.
 
The sunset colored BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smartphone is available from The Carphone Warehouse (News - Alert), online at www.carphonewarehouse.com.
 
Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of his articles, please visit his columnist page .







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