BlackBerry Pearl 3G - buy the BlackBerry Pearl 3G on pay as you go - Vodafone

BlackBerry, Pearl 3G Black

Why get this

  • Download your favourite apps - get them for Twitter, Facebook and much, much more
  • Enjoy BlackBerry email - experience what BlackBerry is famous for

Key features

  • 3.2 megapixels
  • WiFi
  • Over £50

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About this

The Keeping in touch made simple

The BlackBerry® Pearl 3G keeps you instantly connected to all the people that matter to you with BlackBerry Messenger. Save time and chat instantly with your friends (as long as they have a BlackBerry smartphone too). It's quick and easy - and you can even see when your messages have been delivered and read. And if you want to chat to more than one person at a time you can create groups of friends too - then easily send messages, share videos and more.
To do all this, you'll need to opt into the BlackBerry® Internet Service. This costs £5 and lasts for 30 days.

Share those photos

That party last weekend was a real laugh - as you can see in the photos you took with the 3.2 megapixel camera on your BlackBerry Pearl 3G. So why not share them with all your mates? The Pearl's superfast 3G connection means they'll upload in a flash - and then everyone can relive the fun.

Get your favourite networks

You're never far away from your friends and family with FacebookTM and Twitter on your BlackBerry® Pearl 3G. These apps make sharing updates, pictures, tweets, video and links really easy.
To get even more from your BlackBerry, opt in to our TopUp and Get Text and Web Freebee If you top up £10, for example, you get 300 standard UK texts and 500MB of UK data to use over 30 days - all for free, so you can keep your £10 for calls.

A BlackBerry - only smaller

The great thing about having a BlackBerry is that it helps you organise your life so well. But the truth is that some people find them a bit too bulky. Not a problem with the BlackBerry Pearl 3G, though. It's is the smallest and slimmest BlackBerry around - so it'll fit snugly into your pocket or handbag.

Easy to use keyboard

Unlike other BlackBerry phones, the BlackBerry Pearl 3G has a simple, traditional keypad rather than a larger QWERTY one. And that's great news when you're on the move.

Suppose you're out and about - and carrying a bag that weighs a ton. Then you find you have to send an urgent email. With the Pearl 3G, you won't have to fiddle around with your keypad - you can start tapping away with just one hand. And with the Pearl's high quality predictive text, your mail will be just as accurate as with the QWERTY version.

Touch-sensitive trackpad

You'll find it dead simple to navigate your way around the BlackBerry Pearl 3G. That's down to its clever touch-sensitive trackpad - you can use it to get to your menus, web pages and emails in a flash.

Great BlackBerry email

All BlackBerry phones are famous for their email - and the Pearl 3G is no exception. Say you're out and about - and waiting for an email about that job you've set your heart on. It'll be automatically pushed straight to your BlackBerry - so you won't have to check it using your PC.


  • 3.2 megapixels
  • WiFi
  • Over £50
  • Built in GPS navigation
  • GPRS
  • Triband
  • Quadband
  • Bluetooth
  • PC synchronisation
  • Memory card slot
  • Email
  • Games
  • MP3 player
  • Poly ring tones
  • Camera / Video
  • Flash or light
  • Alarm clock
  • Calendar
  • BlackBerry
  • Smartphones
  • WAP
  • Internet Browsing
  • Colour Display


  • Specification

    Dimensions (mm) Yes

    108 x 50 x 13.3 mm

    Weight (g) Yes


    Internal memory

    This is the space available within your phone to store things like photos and music tracks without using a memory card.



    Memory card slot

    Allows you to add more memory to your phone so you can store more music tracks or photos than you'd be able to do in the phone's internal memory.


    Yes, MicroSD (32GB max)

    Qwerty keyboard No    
  • Data Support and Connectivity

    3G network Yes

    UMTS 1900/2100


    3G, or third generation gives you access to multimedia services, such as fast internet access, video-on-demand and video calls.

    2G network Yes



    Bluetooth lets you connect your phone wirelessly to another Bluetooth device. This could be another phone - perhaps, to send a picture to someone - or a Bluetooth headset or hands-free kit, so you can use your phone while driving.


    Infrared allows you to connect your mobile phone with other infrared devices, without using a cable. The two devices need to be close - typically just a few centimetres apart.

    No   Wi-Fi supported

    Wi-Fi lets you to connect your phone to a wireless network - at home, or in a public Wi-Fi hotspot (like those available in many coffee shops). While you're using Wi-Fi, you're not using any of your UK data allowance.


    GPRS, or General Packet Radio Service, gives you a connection to the mobile internet. This allows you to download data to your mobile phone, including games and pictures.

    Yes   HSDPA

    HSDPA, or High Speed Downlink Packet Access, is an update for 3G. Depending on circumstances, it could allow you to download data up to five times faster than standard 3G phones. HSDPA is sometimes referred to as 3.5G.

  • Camera / Video

    Flash Yes   Direct camera key

    This button switches on your phone's camera with a single press - so you can start taking photos quickly.

    Image resolution (megapixels) Yes

    3.2 Megapixel

    Flash Yes  
    Camera zoom Yes   Camera autofocus Yes  
    Camera anti-shake filter No   Video calling

    This phone has a camera built into its front so the person who's calling you can see you. You'll also be able to see them if they have a similar feature on their phone. There may be additional charges for video calling.

  • Entertainment

    Supports java games and applications Yes   MP3 player

    An MP3 player turns your phone into a portable music player. MP3 files take up less space than the original tracks, which means you can carry more music on your phone.

    Dedicated music keys No   Poly ring tones

    Polyphonic ringtones sound close to the original track.

    Real tones

    Real tones are as close as to the original track as you can get on a phone.

    Yes   Other ring alerts Yes  
  • Navigation

    Built in GPS navigation

    GPS means your phone can use satellites to find your location via apps like Google Maps. You'll need this if you want to use your phone like a sat nav.

    Yes   Vodafone Sat Nav compatible

    Sat nav software on this phone helps you find locations using turn-by-turn voice directions and a visual map. You can use it both for driving and walking.

  • Calling and messaging

    Max Message Size Yes


    Speed dialling

    Call people you speak to most by holding down just one button on the phone's keypad. Most phones with this feature let you assign contacts to numbers 2-9.

    Conference calling

    Speak to more than one person at a time - and speak to everyone you've phoned at once. There may be additional call charges for using this feature.

    Yes   Call waiting/hold

    Tells you if someone's calling you while you're already on the phone to someone else. You can hold one caller and speak to the other without disconnecting either of them.

    Call divert/transfer

    Lets you divert or transfer your calls to another number.

    Yes   Vibrating alert Yes  
    Record sound clips or memos Yes   Built-in speaker

    Lets you enjoy your music on your phone without using headphones. It's also handy if several people need to hear whoever's calling. Not suitable for use when driving - you'll need a hands-free kit for that.


    SMS, or Short Message Service, is another name for text messaging. MMS, or Multimedia Messaging Service, allows you to send and receive photographs on your phone.

    Yes   Picture and video

    You can attach pictures and video clips to text messages using this phone. There may be additional charges for this.

    Predictive text

    This helps you text quicker by suggesting words and completing words for you. It can normally be turned on and off.

  • Synchronisation

    Contacts Yes   Contacts & calendar with outlook

    This phone syncs with Microsoft Outlook on your computer - everything from your calendar entries and address book to emails.

    PC systems compatibility Yes   Mass storage Yes  
    Backup/restore my files items to/from PC Yes    
  • Other

    Calendar Yes   Alarm clock Yes  
    Stopwatch/Timer Yes   Calculator Yes  
    Calendar Yes    
  • Internet and email

    Vodafone mobile internet

    This lets you enjoy the internet on your phone. Most sites can be accessed using a phone that has this capability.

    Yes   Email Yes  
    Web browser Yes   Vodafone Content Control

    Content Control stops customers under the age of 18 from accessing inappropriate content. This can be removed.



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  • Phone and battery
  • Charger

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