BlackBerry Pearl 9100 officially announced as BlackBerry Pearl 3G

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There’s no flip version yet of the Pearl 3G, though I suspect RIM will do that at some point too. Announced at the WES conference this week, the BlackBerry Pearl 3G is doing something a little different compared to previous Pearl phones too. Yeah, there’s a version with the expected SureType keyboard, but there’s another version with a standard T9 numeric keypad too. I guess people want bigger buttons; me, I’d rather have a real QWERTY keyboard. Then again, I guess QWERTY fans are more inclined to nab a Curve or a BlackBerry Bold instead. The rumor of a QWERTY Pearl is still out there, so it could happen.

Rounding out the specs for the Pearl 3G are triband HSDPA, 802.11n Wi-Fi support, 3.2MP camera, microSD expansion, and a 360 x 400 display. RIM will be offering in several “lustrous colors” including black and white. The expectation is that versions will be made available (in May) for both AT&T and T-Mobile with the appropriate 3G bands in to, as well as Rogers and Telus in Canada.

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First Look at BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Stratus Smartphone

It’s easy to get excited over the newest entries in the BlackBerry line of smartphones, but there has been a definite focus as of late on the QWERTY devices and on the touchscreen Storm line. What about SureType and the trusty old Pearl candybar? Some people want the full Berry experience in a more compact […]

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