RIM officially announces the BlackBerry Pearl

Oh, sweet day, you have finally come. For those of you tired of all the Pearl coverage on BlackBerry Cool, you might as well not come back today: RIM has officially announced the BlackBerry Pearl!

“The BlackBerry Pearl elegantly combines an incredibly small, stylish and full-featured smartphone with the gold standard in wireless email and the result is something special. Through the integration of hardware, software and service, we are able to deliver a mobile experience that stands apart in the industry. We are extremely excited to be launching this breakthrough handset and we look forward to rolling it out around the world with our carrier partners,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research In Motion.

Mikey, we are also extremely excited! Let’s take a look at the official Pearl specs.

Size: 107 x 50 x 14.5 mm (LxWxD)
Weight: 89.5 g (with battery)
Navigation: Trackball, ESC key and Menu key
Voice Input/Output: Integrated earpiece and microphone, Integrated speakerphone, Hands-free headset, Bluetooth® v2.0; headset,hands-free and serial port profiles supported
Headset: Stereo headset capable
Display: 240 x 260 pixel (65,000 colors)
Camera: 1.3MP camera with flash, self portrait mirror and 5x zoom
Battery Life: Up to 15 days standby time and 3.5 hrs talk time
Memory: 64 MB flash memory, MicroSD expandable memory slot
Network: Quad-Band — 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE

For more information you can go right here to RIM’s press page, but if you’re looking for something really (BlackBerry) cool, head to www.blackberrypearl.com to see their promo website. BlackBerry Pearl: Small. Smart and Stylish.

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1 Response to “RIM officially announces the BlackBerry Pearl”

  1. 1 Shawn McCollum

    Just a little nitpik and I understand the qwerty layout of the letters, but wouldn’t it make more since to have w as the primary letter and the less used q be the one you need to double tap for.

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