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BlackBerry 6 Leaks Roundup: Pearl 3G, Bold 9700, Bold 9650 and Curve 3G

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The BlackBerry 6 leaks are off the hook today and so far we have leaks for the Curve 3G, Pearl 3G, Bold 9700 and Bold 9650. Not all of these dropped today but we thought we’d put them all in one place for your convenience.

Download BlackBerry 6, OS 6.0.0.344 for the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300
Download BlackBerry 6, OS 6.0.0.344 for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G
Download BlackBerry 6 for your Bold 9650.
Download BlackBerry 6, OS 6.0.0.344 for the Bold 9700.

Rumor: BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 Coming to Wind Mobile for $300

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The newest Canadian carrier, WIND Mobile, may be getting the Pearl 3G 9100 in stock in a couple of days. The Pearl 3G might be sold for $300 with a $20 rebate. Considering the Bold 9700 is sold for $430 after a $20 rebate, this seems like a pretty good deal. The 9100 and the 9700 share a lot of the same internal specs, except the 9700 has a bigger screen and the 9100 supports the WiFi ‘n’ spectrum. We’ll soon see if these rumors are true.

BlackBerry 6 Update for Bell Devices Not Coming Until 2011

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How lame is this? A leaked document shows that BlackBerry 6 won’t be available for Bell OS 6 ready devices until 2011. Users are eagerly awaiting the Bold 9700, BlackBerry Pearl 3G and the Curve 3G from Bell to upgrade with BlackBerry 6 and it looks like they’re going to have to wait until hell freezes over to get the update. Other than the Torch, which should launch early October, it’s not clear when these BlackBerry 6-ready devices are expected to launch, but 2011 seems a long ways away. Too bad, so sad, your dad.

Theme Studio Updated with Pearl 9100 and Bold 9650 Support

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The updated Theme Studio is now available with support for the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 and the BlackBerry Bold 9650. There doesn’t seem to be anything else new other than device support in BlackBerry Theme Studio Serve Pack 1. Ideally, the Theme Studio team would be much more active considering they represent such a large percentage of App World content. RIM could be investing money in giving theme developers more wallpapers, icon sets and animations to work with.

Download BlackBerry Theme Studio v5.0.

Also, be sure to check out our article on how to create a basic animated theme.
Dev Blog also has some tips on using Adobe Photoshop to build your themes.

Review of the Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100

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The original BlackBerry Pearl 8100 was a breakthrough device. It was the first BlackBerry to sport a camera as well as being the first trackball-controlled device. It was obvious upon its December 2006 release that RIM was taking aim at the Nokia feature phone market with a new breed of consumer-friendly devices.

Since then, the BlackBerry Pearl has been a regular character in the cast of top 10 stateside-sold smartphones. Usually priced at around $100, the BlackBerry Pearl form factor is a proven product line that, thanks to the Pearl 3G, can no longer be labeled entry-level.
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Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 Now Available with No Themes

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Amazing. The BlackBerry Pearl 9100 is now available on Rogers’ site and Theme Builder has not been updated yet. This means that people purchasing a Pearl 3G have a big fat (0) beside their Themes category which means they’ll also have over 30% less content in App World available for their device. The whole situation is like Starbucks launching a new store without any coffee available. It doesn’t make any sense no matter how you slice it.

See this editorial for a longer rant about Theme Builder not being ready for device launches.

The Pearl 3G from Rogers costs $49.99 on a 3 year contract. You can also get it for $424.99 sans commitment.