RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Review

“We like the 8130’s size, though can’t help but feel that the device feels a bit cheap. The plastic casing is good, but not great, and we would have liked some more weight to the phone. Making the chromed sides metal instead of plastic would have gone a long way to making the phone feel higher-quality. While we know several people who are happy with their 8130, we also know several others who planned to upgrade to it but have reconsidered due to the chintzy feel. We would highly recommend using one for yourself to see where you fall on the spectrum.Flip the phone over and you will find the 2 megapixel camera. It is at the top, and sits inside a black trim which sits inside a chrome trim that wraps around the top and incorporates the standby button. Below this trim is a small slit for the speaker. At the bottom of the phone is the battery door clasp, a flush silver button flanked by two gold accents. The gold is a bit out of place on the phone, but it looks good enough that most users won’t realize that they are actually connectors for a desktop dock.” Read more here:

Samsung SCHU940: a side QWERTY slider for the US

“The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified Samsung SCH-U940 mobile device. At the same time the FCC site doesn’t have full info about it. However the Phonearena with the reference to reliable sources reported that the device is a modification of Samsung SGH-F700 for the US market and will be sold by Verizon. In this case the model will work in CDMA EV-DO networks. Like the European version the U940 is packed in a side slider form: it is equipped with a 3.2” touchscreen and a sliding QWERTY-keyboard. It also features a 2-megapixel camera, 150 MB of memory onboard, a microSD slot and Bluetooth support (with stereo profile).” via mobile-review.com