Thursday, September 07, 2006

BlackBerry Pearl or Blackberry 8100, You can have it now!

Mobilewhack reports that the long awaited BlackBerry Pearl 8100 is slated to be released nextweek.
The Blackberry Pearl 8100 is a quad-band GSM / EDGE phone which is just about half an inch think, almost the size of a RAZR phone and features an even smaller version of the SureType keyboard.RIM BlackBerry Pearl. Originally known in rumors as the 8100, the Pearl is the first BlackBerry to include a camera and other multimedia features.

Other features of the Pearl are:

* Compact size, just 4.2×1.97x .57" with a 3.1oz weight
* EDGE high-speed data
* 1.3 megapixel camera
* 240×260 display
* Media player, MP3/AAC/MPEG4/H.263
* SureType QWERTY keyboard
* Bluetooth 2.0
* 64MB memory plus microSD slot

The Blackberry Pearl also has a front-facing trackball. Previous BlackBerry models were all had a side facing scroll wheel. The BlackBerry Pearl will begin shipping from T-Mobile on September 12th. Pricing is to be arround $199 with a 2-year service contract.

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