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WES 2010: RIM Introduces the New BlackBerry Pearl 3G Smartphone

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WES is shaping up to be an awesome conference. Two new BlackBerrys have been announced: the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 and the Bold 9650. Today, RIM has officially announced the Pearl 3G aka the Pearl 9100 aka Stratus. The latest Pearl 3G features:

  • Small size: less than two inches wide (50 mm) and weighing only 3.3 ounces (93g)
  • 3G (UMTS/HSDPA)
  • WiFi (b/g/n) – this is the first BlackBerry to support the “n” standard
  • GPS
  • 3.2 MP camera
  • 624 Mhz processor
  • Up to 32 GB memory expansion

It would be awesome to try out a the Pearl 3G of WiFi ‘n’ as you should be able to get some blazing fast connections. This would be especially good for any streaming video apps. Overall, this is a great update to the Pearl series and we’re told we’ll also see this device in May. Hit after the jump for the official announcement.
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Six Weeks of BlackBerry Essentials: win a BlackBerry Pearl case

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Time for the next entry in our 6 week series of contests by Griffin Technology. For 6 weeks, we’ll be giving away prize packages and all you have to do is comment. Each week’s prize package will be different and on the 6th week we’re giving away a grand prize.

The winners from last week are:

  • Puplovinpilot
  • Joe D.
  • Jay

This week, we’re giving away 3 iClears for the BlackBerry Pearl.

To win, tell us what you would like to see in the next generation of the BlackBerry Pearl.

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Next week, we’ll announce the winners and present that week’s prize package. Next week is the Grand Prize too!

What to expect from RIM in 2009: The year of the upgrades

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So it seems as though 2009 will be the year of the upgrades. The following devices are rumored to hit shelves before 2010:

  • The BlackBerry Onyx aka Bold 9700
  • The BlackBerry Storm 2 9520
  • The BlackBerry Essex
  • The BlackBerry “Striker” 9100 (rumor probably has the codename wrong)

Lets take a quick look at each device, so you can see why 2009 should be dubbed “The Year of the Upgrades.” While these devices haven’t launched yet, and nothing is final, there are a variety of features that I would like to see ship with these devices, to truly add a great leap forward element for the device.
Click through to read about each of these upcoming devices and what features should be included

BlackBerry Javelin due before Christmas?

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Rogers BlackBerry Roadmap

A leaked Rogers roadmap for upcoming BlackBerry releases is giving us some good ballpark dates to work with. The BlackBerry Bold and the BlackBerry Kickstart are dates we’re already pretty certain with, but it’s good to hear see the BlackBerry Javelin poking its head out for the Christmas rush in late November. If we could see the BlackBerry Thunder sometime in early ’09, that would make for a pretty solid lineup in the forseeable future. Of course, we’re always left wondering “what’s next?” Personally, I’m still holding out for a slider.

(via CB)

BlackBerry Kickstart gets $50 pricetag?

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BlackBerry KickstartDoug’s always been of the opinion that the upcoming flip BlackBerry will be coming super-cheap, even free, and it’s looking like he’s halfway right. Reports are coming in that you’ll be able to pick this sucker up for $50 on a two-year contract. Only in recent months up north have we seen the BlackBerry 8100 hitting those kinds of prices – having a device launch with a deal like that is bound to cause a ruckus. Our estimated release timeline is around September on T-Mobile, so save up your nickels and dimes for the new school year – a Kickstart will totally make you one of the cool kids.

(via CB)

More snaps of the BlackBerry Kickstart emerge

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BlackBerry Kickstart comparison with the Bold

A few more pictures of the Kickstart have come out of the woodwork, showing off a nice comparison versus the BlackBerry Bold. That should give us a reasonable indicator of size… the main body looks just about as thick as the BlackBerry 9000, so maybe tack on another third when the flip is shut. The BlackBerry Kickstart will be RIM’s first flip device, featuring an external LCD display, Wi-Fi, a 2 megapixel camera and SureType keypad. Dig the new look? Our sources are saying the Kickstart will be hitting up T-Mobile come September, just in time for the school year.

(via BerryShack)