Jewel in the crown

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 02 December, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 02 December, 2007, 12:00am

Just in time for Christmas, Canadian wireless-device maker Research In Motion has updated its first camera-equipped BlackBerry handset, which was released last year. The Pearl 8120 smartphone has a 2-megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom and enhanced flash, compared with the simple 1.3-megapixel snapper on the previous model, the Pearl 8100. The 8120 has a chic titanium-coloured finish and an ultra-sleek design - measuring 107mm x 55mm x 14mm and weighing 91 grams. The device also offers multiple network connections: quadband GSM, GPRS, Edge and Wi-fi. Premium phone features include noise- cancellation technology and voice-activated dialling. The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 costs about HK$3,600.