The BlackBerry Pearl 8220 will be announced Wednesday at CTIA

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Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 8220

Sometimes it pays off to arrive to the party early. Wandering the streets of San Francisco this afternoon anticipating what wireless news CTIA will bring, I ran into a few old industry friends on Market St, having just touched down and looking for their hotel. After some idle chat, they were able to confirm a sneaking suspicion we’ve had since late Sunday night: RIM will officially announce the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 this Wednesday during CTIA.

We first had the itch that a fresh BlackBerry announcement was coming when our friends at CrackBerry tipped us off to the fact that Rogers had sent out flyers in Canadian newspapers promoting the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 before any official announcements had been made. We’ll do our best to learn if RIM plans to reveal any information about the BlackBerry Storm or Javelin as well, and maybe try to bust into the CTIA showfloor early in the hopes of snapping some pics of RIM’s booth.