'The phone and headset managed a range of 20 feet which is average among phones.'
'While the BlackBerry "Pearl" 8100 -- available from T-Mobile for $349.99 or Cingular for $399.99 ($199.99, with the usual contract stipulations from both) -- makes a noble effort to implement the BlackBerry service including a QWERTY keypad, camera, and music and video playback into a device about the size of a business card holder, finding, programming, and operating both simple and advanced functions can be headache- inducing.'
'Unfortunately, the Cingular 8100 series is clunky and heavy,'
'speaker independent voice dialing and command system'
'Most frustrating is the placement of the soft menu keys in landscape mode; they're positioned on the extreme opposite ends of the keyboard instead of right underneath the menu options on the display.'