Official T-Mobile/Rogers(!!) Pearl Dates

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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.

“As Canada’s leading wireless carrier and data leader, Rogers Wireless is pleased to be the first to introduce the new BlackBerry Pearl in Canada,” said John Boynton, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at Rogers Wireless. “Leveraging 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.”

  • dr

    The BlackBerry Pearl has already made its debut in the United States, through T-Mobile, and will be officially launched in Canada on Oct. 3 through Rogers Wireless (TSX:RCI.B), the only Canadian wireless network using the GSM standard.

    http://money.canoe.ca/News/Sectors/Technology/Research_in_Motion/2006/09/28/1916799-cp.html

  • dr

    The BlackBerry Pearl has already made its debut in the United States, through T-Mobile, and will be officially launched in Canada on Oct. 3 through Rogers Wireless (TSX:RCI.B), the only Canadian wireless network using the GSM standard.

    http://money.canoe.ca/News/Sectors/Technology/Research_in_Motion/2006/09/28/1916799-cp.html

  • http://www.oshawapilot.ca/ Mark

    Unless the Canadian cellular Carriers that are going to carry what they hope to consumer-level data devices like the pearl lower the cost of their data packages, they’ll find that their take-up level on devices like this will be limited at best.

    When 5 megs of data costs $25, and “Unlimited” data (At an astounding $100 per month) is capped at 25 megs, companies like Rogers (and the other carriers are not much better) will be left wondering why the mainstream consumer shuns mobile data.

    The current costs are simply rediculous unless some corporation or company is paying your bill for you. Joe Consumer who simply wants to check the sports scores on the web and email his friends and familly aren’t going to pay $100 per month for the privledge.

  • http://www.oshawapilot.ca/ Mark

    Unless the Canadian cellular Carriers that are going to carry what they hope to consumer-level data devices like the pearl lower the cost of their data packages, they’ll find that their take-up level on devices like this will be limited at best.

    When 5 megs of data costs $25, and “Unlimited” data (At an astounding $100 per month) is capped at 25 megs, companies like Rogers (and the other carriers are not much better) will be left wondering why the mainstream consumer shuns mobile data.

    The current costs are simply rediculous unless some corporation or company is paying your bill for you. Joe Consumer who simply wants to check the sports scores on the web and email his friends and familly aren’t going to pay $100 per month for the privledge.

  • http://www.oshawapilot.ca Mark

    Unless the Canadian cellular Carriers that are going to carry what they hope to consumer-level data devices like the pearl lower the cost of their data packages, they’ll find that their take-up level on devices like this will be limited at best.

    When 5 megs of data costs $25, and “Unlimited” data (At an astounding $100 per month) is capped at 25 megs, companies like Rogers (and the other carriers are not much better) will be left wondering why the mainstream consumer shuns mobile data.

    The current costs are simply rediculous unless some corporation or company is paying your bill for you. Joe Consumer who simply wants to check the sports scores on the web and email his friends and familly aren’t going to pay $100 per month for the privledge.