04-08-10 08:43 PM
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  1. phonejunky's Avatar
    So i was sitting in a hospital waiting room today (had to escort a soldier who passed out in formation). While i was there i pulled out my iPhone to check if i had any messeges from the family, or friends, and then pulled out my Blackberry Tour 9630 to respond to some work email i hadn't got to this morning upon waking up. There was a gentleman sitting next to me roughly 23 or so, and while beside him i noticed he was on a Blackberry as well, but it was a Pearl 81XX series. Something about it just didn't look right. I guess i could be being a sexist or something, but what do you guys think when seeing grown men with a Pearl 8100 series phone. I know this could easily be a dumb topic but I was wondering what you guys thought. Is there a such thing as a male Blackberry and Female Blackberry, or smartphone for that matter?
    04-06-10 01:44 PM
  2. anon4705193's Avatar
    I definitely think that a phone like the Pearl would be something seen with more women, simply because it's smaller or came in different colors when it first came out I don't know. On the other hand, a large phone like a 9000 would seem more like a male phone to me for its size. I think anyone could have any phone though but from that standpoint, that's how it seems.
    04-06-10 01:48 PM
  3. elvin1983's Avatar
    I think the Pearl series is viewed by most as the more feminine BB, for really no other reason than the name itself I would imagine, and I would think that the form factor would have something to do with that as well. Whether it's right or wrong, I feel that's the way it's viewed. On the flip side, I would think a device like the Bold 9000 would be viewed more as the masculine BB, for the same reasons, it's large, named Bold, etc.

    I can see what you mean, it's kind of like a biker with a chiuaua named Princess.

    Really it doesn't matter what model it is, they all generally operate the same, offer alot of the same things, just in a different package, and the Pearl package seems to be directed more towards women, smaller size works better for the smaller hands, most gals don't like having a big bulky brick of a phone, etc. When we got my GF a BB, she didn't pay much attention to the Curve that was also offered, she focused in on the Pearl, mainly because of how it looked. I don't particularly care for the Pearl form factor, mainly because I just don't like how it feels in my hands, but I've come across more than one guy with a Pearl, and they really like them. To each their own!
    04-06-10 01:53 PM
  4. phonejunky's Avatar
    I definitely think that a phone like the Pearl would be something seen with more women, simply because it's smaller or came in different colors when it first came out I don't know. On the other hand, a large phone like a 9000 would seem more like a male phone to me for its size. I think anyone could have any phone though but from that standpoint, that's how it seems.
    See thats what i was thinking.
    04-06-10 02:03 PM
  5. Slapnpop826's Avatar
    My buddy has a Pearl 81XX and I always get a little uncomfortable when he starts using it. LOL. I tried to convince him to get a 9700, but he says he doesn't see the point. If he gets the new Pearl 9100 we may have to have a serious talk LMBO!!!
    04-06-10 02:09 PM
  6. mjbesen310's Avatar
    I dont know whats more girly, the Iphone, or the BB pearl
    04-06-10 02:11 PM
  7. phonejunky's Avatar
    I dont know whats more girly, the Iphone, or the BB pearl
    I already knew if i saw your name on this thread it would be a comment along those lines, your a huge iPhone hater
    04-06-10 02:12 PM
  8. mjbesen310's Avatar
    I already knew if i saw your name on this thread it would be a comment along those lines, your a huge iPhone hater
    who me? naaa I dont know what your talking about lol
    04-06-10 02:18 PM
  9. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    I had the Pearl (my first BB) and i used to get non-stop heat for it from my other BB owning friends. I personally wouldn't use a Pearl series phone again because mainly i don't think a grown man looks right with a Pearl. Funny enough most BB using females i know don't like the Pearl either.
    04-06-10 02:18 PM
  10. phonejunky's Avatar
    I had the Pearl (my first BB) and i used to get non-stop heat for it from my other BB owning friends. I personally wouldn't use a Pearl series phone again because mainly i don't think a grown man looks right with a Pearl. Funny enough most BB using females i know don't like the Pearl either.
    Yea your right about that, my wife had the Pearl and thought it was cute but hated typing on it. now she has the Bold 9700 and she is all about it.
    04-06-10 02:20 PM
  11. Username00089's Avatar
    I dont know whats more girly, the Iphone, or the BB pearl
    I own an iPhone, and a white one. Only place I dip my stick is in some fresh
    pastrami mang.
    04-06-10 02:39 PM
  12. alexmurphy's Avatar
    i dont know about smart phone, but if your phone is pink and/or bedazzled, its a female phone
    or you are homosexual
    04-06-10 02:47 PM
  13. Matt_25's Avatar
    Mainly: I would say the Pearl series is more female and the 8800 series is manly.

    I also slightly feel like the Curve is more female based, and the Bold 9000 more manly.
    04-06-10 02:48 PM
  14. Duvi's Avatar
    The Pearl was/is my favorite form factor. As soon as the trackpad and 3G come, I'll be dropping my 9700 for it.

    I don't believe there is really a "girl/female" or "boy/male" BlackBerry. I do see how a "pink" one may be considered more feminine than a "silver" device.

    Phones may be one of the only things that some males wouldn't mind having the smallest of
    04-06-10 02:52 PM
  15. itsdollar's Avatar
    I agree with the colors (pink) more than the device itself. I know women that have the 9700, 9000 and the 9550 and guys that have the Pearl. We always give my buddies crap about the pearl though. It just looks funny now because of all the other phones out there.
    04-06-10 05:58 PM
  16. pilsbury's Avatar
    Brandon always seeks to stimulate the mind of the true Crackberry addict! Pearls are for chicks.
    04-06-10 07:32 PM
  17. raminuj20's Avatar
    i think if there were to be a "female" BB, the Pearl would fit in that category. i do agree that color really makes a difference. personally, i've never seen a guy with a Pearl. my wife also thinks the Pearl is girly
    04-06-10 08:16 PM
  18. johnling's Avatar
    After the 7230 I got the Pearl 8100 because of it's size. I got the 9700 because it is more proportionally shaped especailly compared to the 9000. To each his own. I have had old b/w Palms to the E2 to the TX. I still carry the TX from time to time. They served their purpose for the time. Always had to use a stylus, what a pain. However, a touch screen phone is a girly phone to me. A guy looks like a real pansy holding a phone with one hand and fingering it with the other. Again, to each his own. Free world, use what ya like.
    04-06-10 08:50 PM
  19. raminuj20's Avatar
    However, a touch screen phone is a girly phone to me. A guy looks like a real pansy holding a phone with one hand and fingering it with the other. Again, to each his own. Free world, use what ya like.
    well it's a good thing i use my storm with one hand and navigate using my thumb..lol. i agree, use what you like...
    04-06-10 09:20 PM
  20. Amy wineBerry's Avatar
    Am I the only one that thinks the 9700 is a bit girly? Well, as opposed to the Bold 9000 anyway.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-06-10 09:56 PM
  21. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Oh for the love of all that is holy, not this ridiculous discussion a friggin gain.

    If your sexuality is defined or affected by the phone you carry you have
    some real problems. Seek help already.
    04-06-10 10:01 PM
  22. johnling's Avatar
    Oh for the love of all that is holy, not this ridiculous discussion a friggin gain.

    If your sexuality is defined or affected by the phone you carry you have
    some real problems. Seek help already.
    Funny . . . I agree but, I wouldn't carry a pink BB no matter how fanfrigintastic it is.
    04-06-10 10:08 PM
  23. Rizzleman716's Avatar
    Phones have no gender. Stop

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-06-10 10:18 PM
  24. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    Here's some food for thought:

    - If the Pearl was called an 81xx Stealth and available only in black, would you still think it's a feminine phone?

    - If you're judging the "manliness" of a Blackberry based strictly on size, would all SureType devices then be considered "girly"? Consider that the 81xx series is no bigger or smaller than most candybar dumbphones.
    04-06-10 10:34 PM
  25. bronco_fan's Avatar
    To me, the Pearl is more of a "candybar" phone instead of the conventional BlackBerry. Get whatever phone you like and don't pay attention to others!
    04-06-10 10:39 PM
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