Today it was announced that the BlackBerry Pearl 3G (9100) would be coming to the big 3 Canadian carriers of Bell, Rogers & TELUS. The Pearl 3G is follow-up to BlackBerry's Pearl line and will be compatible with 3G+/HSPA networks.
It is expected that the BlackBerry Pearl 3G will be availalbe mid-May in Canada. Rogers will be offering it in a gradient red finish while TELUS will be offering it in Black & Pink. No word on what sort of colours Bell will be offering but we should expect it in Black.The BlackBerry Pearl 3G will feature:
- 20-key condensed QWERTY keyboard with SureType(R) software that completes words as the user types, making texting fast and accurate
- 624 Mhz processor with 256 MB Flash memory
- 360x400 sharp-resolution display (238 ppi)
- Optical trackpad that makes navigation fast and smooth, plus a comfortable keyboard for fast typing
- Media player for videos, pictures and music (music plays up to 30 hours), plus dedicated media keys integrated along top of the handset
- 3.2 MP camera with zoom, autofocus, flash and video recording
- Built-in GPS for location-based applications such as BlackBerry(R) Maps, as well as photo geotagging
- Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) (first BlackBerry smartphone to support 'n')
- microSD/SDHD memory card slot that supports up to 32 GB cards, with a 2 GB card included
SureType® technology makes it easy to stay in touch with all your friends and family. The BlackBerry Pearl smartphone learns the words you use most and makes typing simple.
The optical trackpad makes scrolling through menus and icons simple, similar to the trackpad on a laptop computer. Simply glide your finger over it to move, then press to select.
Chat with your closest friends anywhere, anytime on BBM™. You’ll even know when your message is delivered and read.
Long-lasting, removable battery
The new BlackBerry Pearl smartphone comes with a long-lasting battery so you can chat to your heart’s content or add a soundtrack to your life with 30 hours of track playback.1
Music and video on the go
Listen to your favorite tunes or watch videos (even in landscape mode) while on the go. And there’s always room for more with support for microSD cards up to 32 GB (4,000 songs).
Multitasking made easy
A call just came in, you’re updating your Facebook® status and need to respond to a BBM message. Go ahead – do it all at once as you switch back and forth between open apps.
Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 3G Red Gradient
TELUS BlackBerry Pearl 3G Pink