So we were almost 100% sure that the BlackBerry Pearl was coming to T-Mobile users on Tuesday, September 12th (199 USD with a two-year agreement, 399 without). That’s no big deal. However, we hadn’t before heard much word about when it would be released on other carriers. RIM and Canadian carrier Rogers officially announced today that the BlackBerry Pearl will be coming to Canadian shores in October, well before any other US carrier gets it (most likely due to exclusivity deals). While they don’t have a specific date for launch in their press release, BBHub is saying October 26th. We’ll hopefully have more for you on this by the end of the day.
â€œAs Canada’s leading wireless carrier and data leader, Rogers Wireless is pleased to be the first to introduce the new BlackBerry Pearl in Canada,â€ said John Boynton, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at Rogers Wireless. â€œLeveraging the popular and proven BlackBerry platform, the BlackBerry Pearl is the handset for everyone, combining the most advanced voice and data features with multi-media features such as a media player and camera together in a small and powerful smartphone.â€