Ode to the Pearl

22 Oct ’06

Om writes on slim phones and confesses his love for the new Blackberry Pearl. I’m confessin’ my love as well – this is the best phone and PDA I’ve ever owned. I also get, after switching from Bell Mobility to Rogers, the added benefit of better call quality on GSM – which, after everything I’d heard in the trades about the supposed superior quality of CDMA, came as quite a shock.

The Pearl is astoundingly well mannered as a phone and a PDA. My only complaint is the RIM is still muzzling IMAP email capability on its devices – presumably to keep its near-enterprise customers unaware of how effective IMAP can be as a tool for keeping your email in sync across different devices. In time, perhaps – in time.

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