RIM today officially announced the Blackberry Pearl - the first multimedia capable Blackberry, as well as the smallest device in their lineup. The Pearl is a quad-band GSM / EDGE handset with RIM's hybrid SureType keypad that measures 4.2" x 1.97" x .57". The Pearl is the first Blackberry to drop the scroll wheel in favor of a trackball. It features a 1.3 Megapixel camera with flash, Bluetooth, 64 MB memory and a Micro SD slot. In addition to the email support, HTML browser and IM clients common to Blackberries on T-Mobile, the Pearl has a media player capable of playing MP3, AAC, MPEG4 and H.263 (3GP) files. It also has a new Blackberry Maps application which will adding mapping and location based services to the device. The Pearl will launch on T-Mobile September 12.
Camera? Video? MP3 and Mem card? This CAN'T be a Blackberry! Haha, no, for real, I've held and used this, and I will for sure have one by the 12ths end! I use a SDA, and the BlackBerry seems better slightly in all aspects. Photos look cleaner, MP3s play louder, Bluetooth supports file exchanges, ect, ect...
Very good battery life and reception. Been using this phone for the last4 days and it blows the 7100/7105 away. Camera is very impressive. The voice dialing is easy and best i've seen. Any other questions about it?
will either of these new cingular blackberries be available before the end of september? my company is asking me to move to cingular by the end of the month and i hope to own the latest and greatest BB.
I NEED THIS PHONE FOR CINGULAR! Anyone have any info on it. My rep says it is on the "roadmap" for the end of the month or sometime next month. I have the 7130 right now and just miss having a camera and music phone!
Aside from all the haters and negativity, does anyone know what the price point on this will be?? I have been heavily weighing waiting for this or going with the MDA, leaning more towards the Pearl mainly for the size.
you can turn it off and go to tap mode but there are only two letters per key so its easier than a keypad with 3 letters per key. ive been using the pearl since we got it in the store two weeks ago and i love it. whatever detractors the phone may h... (continues)