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    BlackBerry Pearl Quality Sucks - Full of Bugs

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    Sorry to make this conclusion. I had high expectation when I ordered it from Rogers 10 days ago. However, problems keep on coming.

    1. Voice dialing works very poor from the beginning. No practical usage in real life

    2. Voice dialing totally stopped working after updating some of my contacts. Removing blank names and special characters didn’t solve the problem. Re-install everything (application & data) didn’t work either. Had to remove hundreds of suspected contacts from my list to get rid of the issue.

    3. BlackBerry frozen/crashed during an ordinary phone call (calling out from Pearl), didn't recover till an hour later and showed Msg "Uncaught exception: Application net_rim_bb_phone_app (47) is not responding. Process terminated." Help desk said “- It happens randomly to all BlackBerry once every 3~4 months, esp. if call log is too long (hundreds). Can remove the battery, wait for 20 seconds, and let it restart”. My log was only 20 something.

    4. When receiving phone calls, can hear the ring & see display, but sometimes all keyboard including the trackball didn’t response to any key press. It happened twice already in less than 2 days.

    5. Startup is very slow, more like a PC instead of a PDA

    6. Battery sucks. In the morning the battery was full, after 2 phone calls (only a few minutes long) and 12 hour usage (most time in standby mode), battery status already shows red.

    IMHO, RIM did a very poor quality control on the BlackBerry Pearl. I’ll have to return it.

    This kind of unstable product will kill my business.
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    Re: BlackBerry Pearl Quality Sucks - Full of Bugs

    Maybe it's the Rogers software that's causing some problems because I have the Pearl with Cingular and have none of the things you have stated. Don't give up and say the Pearl sucks so easily. Perhaps someone with more experience on here can give you some help.

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    Re: BlackBerry Pearl Quality Sucks - Full of Bugs

    OS my friend OS

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    Seems like you've made up your mind so I won't even try to help lol.


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    Re: BlackBerry Pearl Quality Sucks - Full of Bugs

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    OS problem...

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    Re: BlackBerry Pearl Quality Sucks - Full of Bugs

    he's just got the pearl about 10 days ago time to upgrade os

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    Re: BlackBerry Pearl Quality Sucks - Full of Bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by CalgarySimon
    5. Startup is very slow, more like a PC instead of a PDA
    lol wow....of all the phones i've used in my life (and i've used many), this one starts up the fastest.....dude, upgrade u'r OS

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    Re: BlackBerry Pearl Quality Sucks - Full of Bugs

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    Exactly. Its 100% OS related. I deal with none of these issues. Talk 3000+ minutes a month, largely using voice dial.
    Hope you're patient enough to upgrade your OS before killing the deal.

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    Re: BlackBerry Pearl Quality Sucks - Full of Bugs

    Dude, seriously....do you think RIM is gonna put out a phone that sucks the battery life out after 2 phone calls?? If you return the Pearl without checking into your OS problems you will be making a grave decision.

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    Re: BlackBerry Pearl Quality Sucks - Full of Bugs

    gonna go with majority here...upgrade your OS.
    here are some links:
    new OS (what I feel to be the best solution for you - and yes, it is carrier specific)
    choose the maine slate 8100c
    https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...E4F82F9F00E7D4

    instructions on upgrading your device:
    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...rade_your.html

    hopefully you won't need this one, but just in case:
    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...uter_wont.html

    and last but not least:
    http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...mail_back.html

    don't give up on bb so easily
    we're here to get you fixed up

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    Re: BlackBerry Pearl Quality Sucks - Full of Bugs

    As above. And to get voicedialing to work better do this: once you have your contact list set up, switch your language option from English to English UK, then switch it back to English. It'll "learn" all your contacts correctly and VD works better.
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    Re: BlackBerry Pearl Quality Sucks - Full of Bugs

    Upgrade your OS, but you may have a defective Pearl too. Just an idea...

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    Re: BlackBerry Pearl Quality Sucks - Full of Bugs

    I love my Pearl. It is fast and smooth. I never encounter any of the bugs you speak of. The battery does need at least a few charges to reach its full potential, though.

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    Re: BlackBerry Pearl Quality Sucks - Full of Bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by CalgarySimon
    Sorry to make this conclusion. I had high expectation when I ordered it from Rogers 10 days ago. However, problems keep on coming.

    1. Voice dialing works very poor from the beginning. No practical usage in real life

    2. Voice dialing totally stopped working after updating some of my contacts. Removing blank names and special characters didn’t solve the problem. Re-install everything (application & data) didn’t work either. Had to remove hundreds of suspected contacts from my list to get rid of the issue.

    3. BlackBerry frozen/crashed during an ordinary phone call (calling out from Pearl), didn't recover till an hour later and showed Msg "Uncaught exception: Application net_rim_bb_phone_app (47) is not responding. Process terminated." Help desk said “- It happens randomly to all BlackBerry once every 3~4 months, esp. if call log is too long (hundreds). Can remove the battery, wait for 20 seconds, and let it restart”. My log was only 20 something.

    4. When receiving phone calls, can hear the ring & see display, but sometimes all keyboard including the trackball didn’t response to any key press. It happened twice already in less than 2 days.

    5. Startup is very slow, more like a PC instead of a PDA

    6. Battery sucks. In the morning the battery was full, after 2 phone calls (only a few minutes long) and 12 hour usage (most time in standby mode), battery status already shows red.

    IMHO, RIM did a very poor quality control on the BlackBerry Pearl. I’ll have to return it.

    This kind of unstable product will kill my business.
    Not a good idea to post that here......................

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    Re: BlackBerry Pearl Quality Sucks - Full of Bugs

    he's gone, not going to post back....
    he just wanted to give a crap about our Pearl not to ask for help.


    anyway My Pearl is like having a MISTRESS..lol

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