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BlackBerry® Pearl 8220

BlackBerry® Pearl 8220




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GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  SIM Mini-SIM
  Announced 2008, November. Released 2008, November
  Status Discontinued
BODY Dimensions 109 x 60 x 13.5 mm (4.29 x 2.36 x 0.53 in)
  Weight 110 g (3.88 oz)
  Keyboard QWERTY
DISPLAY Type TFT, 65K colors
  Size 480 x 360 pixels, 2.4 inches (~250 ppi pixel density)
    - Trackball navigation
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3 ringtones
  Loudspeaker Yes
  3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
  Internal 256 MB ROM
DATA GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
  EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
  WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
  Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
  USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  Features Geo-tagging, image stabilization
  Video Yes, SCIF
  Secondary No
  CPU 512 MHz
  Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, IM
  Browser HTML
  Radio No
  GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
  Java Yes
  Colors Black
    - BlackBerry maps
    - MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA player
    - DivX/XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
    - Organizer
    - Voice dial/memo
BATTERY   Li-Ion 1400 mAh battery
  Stand-by Up to 356 h
  Talk time Up to 5 h 30 min

How do I...?


Find out how to make calls, send texts or MMS, add email accounts and more!


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Make Calls or Send Texts & MMS 


Make a call


To make a call just dial in the phone number or a contact's name and press the call button.


Send a message


  • Select the Message app.
  • Press the Menu key and select Compose SMS.
  • Enter a contact's name or number in the To field.
  • Type your message.
  • Press Menu and select Send.

Send an MMS.


  • Select the Message app.
  • Press the Menu key and select Compose MMS.
  • Enter a contact's name or number in the To field.
  • Type your message.
  • Press Menu and select Attach Picture.
  • Press Menu and select Send

Add my Email Settings


Contact the Forum for help with adding email to your phone. 

Unable To Access The Internet


Make sure GPRS or EDGE is in capital letters at the top of the screen. If not, remove the battery from the phone for 30 seconds. Replace the battery and restart the phone.

If GPRS or EDGE are still in lower case register on the network:

  • Go to Options. On some phone Options is found under Settings.
  • Select Advanced Options.
  • Select Host Routing Table.
  • Press the Menu button and select Register Now. 

If there is still no Internet access try your SIM in another phone.


If you can access Internet in another phone contact the Three Forum for help.


If you can't access the Internet with your SIM in another phone try getting a free SIM replacement from any Three Store.   


Pair a Bluetooth Device 


  • Select Options.
  • Select Bluetooth
  • Press the BlackBerry® button.  
  • Select Enable Bluetooth.
  • Select Search.
  • Select the device you want to connect to and enter the passkey, if required.
  • Select Yes.

 Connect to a WiFi Hotspot 


  • Press the BlackBerry® button.
  • Select Manage Connections.
  • Select Wi-Fi and check the box to turn it on.
  • Select Setup Wi-Fi Networks.
  • Select Next.
  • Select Scan For Networks.
  • Select the name of the network you want to connect to.
  • Enter the password if required.  

If you get an error message make sure you have entered the password correctly.

You should also check that the network is open to public use. 


Unlock Phone  


Click here to request the unlock code.


Once you have received the code you will be able to unlock your phone.


You should remove the sim card from your phone before unlocking it.


  • Turn the phone on.
  • Make sure the Wireless option is off.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Go to Options.
  • Go to Advanced Options.
  • Go to SIM Card.
  • Type MEPPD using the BlackBerry ® keyboard. You will not see any text appear on the screen while typing.
  • Type MEPP2 (MEPP then [ALT BUTTON] then 2). You will not see any text appear on the screen while typing.
  • You will then be prompted to enter the unlock code.
  • Enter the unlock code. 

Turn off your phone and turn it back on again - your phone is now unlocked.