Meet the Verizon BlackBerry 8130. Is it the BlackBerry Pearl 2?

Hooboy, it does exist. It’s been a long, hard waiting period for Verizon customers who wanted some sweet, CDMA BlackBerry Pearl goodness. According to these snatched images from the Boy Genius, it looks like RIM has delivered in a big way, with none other than the BlackBerry 8130 — which looks a lot like the BlackBerry Pearl 2. We’re talking 3.5 mm headset jack, 2 Mpx camera, and MicroSD support (is it external? Why no MicroSDHC?), all rapped up in a neat 1xEVDO package. Although, without the rumored Wi-Fi and 3.2Mpx camera in the Komet, you might call it the BlackBerry Pearl 1.5.

Verizon customers (and maybe Sprint too?) are set to receive the device sometime in November, 3 months after the GSM Pearl 2’s launch (makes perfect sense). So tell us guys, does it look like it was worth the wait?

Posted by Douglas Soltys in News, Rumors

Comments [19 Responses]

BlackBerry Cool
August 15th, 2007 at 11:19 am


Last I heard they were aiming for 3Mpx in the Pearl 2, but would likely have to settle for 2.3Mpx. This reminds me a lot of the Original Pearl release, when they were trying to squeeze 2 in, but ended up with 1.3Mpx.

August 15th, 2007 at 12:31 pm

I don’t understand, you guys are a Blackberry website, but you get all your juicy news from BGR. Why should I come here for BB news? Can you at least tell me which wifi chips BB uses?

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August 15th, 2007 at 10:10 pm

Why be sorry for Verizon customers? because they don’t have wifi? are you saying that because the GSM pearl will have EDGE (sucks balls) and wifi it’s more fully featured? but then GSM won’t have GPS…

evdo is a perfectly acceptable tradeoff for wifi… especially if it means sticking in GPS

August 16th, 2007 at 8:56 am

“especially if it means sticking in GPS”
No indication in this post that this will have GPS. And if it did (from RIM), Verizon would disable it anyway and Sprint would have it. Just like 7130, 8830, …

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November 16th, 2007 at 3:14 am

I have been browsing and perusing trying to decide which upgrade to choose and the guy at my local store told me to wait until November for this BB. I have had it not even 2 days and I am in love.

What more can be said?

Y’all are hilarious to read…thanks for the info and the fun!

December 10th, 2007 at 2:41 pm

hey, what do you guys think of suretype?

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