Will females adopt the Pearl?

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We’ve spoke of it briefly, but now we’re seriously debating it. Will females adopt the Pearl as hoped? Well, the first “for girls by girls”-type review has surfaced (from the same folks who gave us that YouTube gem last week), and the reviewer says that the Pearl will look decent on the greater sex (we’re talking females, guys – lose the ego).

“Overall, despite it’s faults, I love the Pearl. It looks good, and it stops me getting that weird panicky feeling when I’m away from my computer for too long (I’m not a workaholic. I just hate missing anything).”

But seriously, both ladies and gents, what do you think? Will RIM and the BlackBerry be able to get a leg up in the female market (no pun intended – seriously), or will it fall flat while pink phones and teen-pop ringtones continue to rule the stereotype? We’ve heard from a certain writer’s significant other that she already hates the device because of the name, but what about the nuts and bolts ladies? Are you feeling the Pearl?

  • Renita

    I’m a woman and I love my Pearl. I got the day it came out. It has a sexy design and more importantly, the functionality I need to get through my day.

    I hate (with a red hot passion) pink phones and the marketing of such items to women. Honestly, how can I be taken seriously at my job if I pull out my pink phone with SexyBack as my ring tone?

  • Renita

    I’m a woman and I love my Pearl. I got the day it came out. It has a sexy design and more importantly, the functionality I need to get through my day.

    I hate (with a red hot passion) pink phones and the marketing of such items to women. Honestly, how can I be taken seriously at my job if I pull out my pink phone with SexyBack as my ring tone?

  • admin

    Ren. Can we call you Ren? We hope so. We’re on your side, here. If the Pearl is being targeted more toward women, it’s women like you who will pick it up – the no-nonsense business-type (who, by the way, is heavily respected by us here at BBCool). The pink phones and cutesy ringtones are for the sororities, in our opinion, and no where else.

  • admin

    Ren. Can we call you Ren? We hope so. We’re on your side, here. If the Pearl is being targeted more toward women, it’s women like you who will pick it up – the no-nonsense business-type (who, by the way, is heavily respected by us here at BBCool). The pink phones and cutesy ringtones are for the sororities, in our opinion, and no where else.

  • V. Henderson

    Well, I am a woman who loves pink. I also love the Pearl. I’m about to sell my MDA and get the Pearl, but I wish it came in pink. A pink phone is for my own personal, pink pleasure. But a pink phone doesn’t say anything about me other than I think it’s pretty. Business women don’t carry men’s briefcases, so why would they want a man’s phone. I love girly things. So I think a Pink Pearl would definitely win the women over.

  • V. Henderson

    Well, I am a woman who loves pink. I also love the Pearl. I’m about to sell my MDA and get the Pearl, but I wish it came in pink. A pink phone is for my own personal, pink pleasure. But a pink phone doesn’t say anything about me other than I think it’s pretty. Business women don’t carry men’s briefcases, so why would they want a man’s phone. I love girly things. So I think a Pink Pearl would definitely win the women over.