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WES 2010: Solutions Showcase Featuring the BlackBerry 9100, 9105 and 9650

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I’m here at WES 2010 and as you know two new devices were launched today. RIM has set up a solutions showcase to show off the new devices and accessories, and we’ve got some pictures and impressions to show off.

The Pearl colors and accessories had them looking more like consumer electronics than smartphones. Don’t be fooled though, under the hood of the 91XX series are chipsets and memory of a high-end BlackBerry.

The new Pearl device colors look like some of the cutest devices I have ever seen RIM put out. The red gradient, and magenta colors really stand out among all the colorful leather cases and rubber skins. There’s a new leather case that features a built-in mirror that would go well with any modern purse or bag. Some were just skins while others also integrated hard plastics, not unlike the silver edges around the 9650/9700 series. These hard plastics are specifically placed in the impact zones around the edges of the device. For a company that has released a lot of devices meant to look like fierce sports cars, they have shifted gears and made something totally unexpected: purse-candy.
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WES 2010: Hands-On With the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 “Traditional Keyboard”

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BlackBerryCool is here at WES 2010 and Matt Cameron and I are representing the site. The first device I’ve used while here is the BlackBerry Pearl 3G, and I thought I would put together some impressions and pics for everyone.

With the BlackBerry Pearl 3G in my hands, the first thing I’ve noticed is that the delete key is in the bottom left corner, where I assumed the shift button was. This isn’t a major difference; just the first thing I noticed.
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WES 2010: Wireless Leadership Awards Finalists Announced

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The Wireless Leadership Awards are presented to those who have deployed innovative BlackBerry solutions to help employees network, drive cost savings or significantly help their customers.

Private Sector

Lenel Systems International, Inc, a division of UTC Fire & Security – Lenel Mobile Monitoring allows security personnel to receive real-time incident notifications and details when an alarm goes off.
Pikolin – Pikolin sell Serta sleep products and they have mobilized their entire delivery system through BlackBerry.
RIGID – RIGID deployed an effective BlackBerry-based CRM system for their sales reps.
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Rogers to Launch the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100

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Right on the heels of RIM’s announcement of the Pearl 3G 9100, Rogers has come out and officially announced they will be offering the device. The 9100 is going to be a great upgrade to the Pearl series and I’m sure lots of Rogers customers are going to pick this one up. While Rogers has officially said they’re going to offer the device, we don’t yet have pricing and availability details. These are sure to come soon as we’re going to see this device in May.

More details available in the press release after the jump
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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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WES 2010: RIM Introduces the New BlackBerry Bold 9650 Smartphone

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RIM has officially launched the BlackBerry Bold 9650! The new 9650 is a 3G device for CDMA customers that we have been waiting on for some time. This device features some really decent specs including:

  • 3G (EVDO) and (HSPA/UMTS)
  • Optical trackpad
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g)
  • 512 MB Flash memory
  • Up to 32 GB microSDHC cards
  • 2 GB card included
  • Qualcomm 7600 processor running at 528 Mhz
  • “Bold” branding (no more use of “Tour”

We’ve got the official press release here and we’ll have more details to come as WES continues. According to the press release, we should see this device become available from carriers in May, which is just around the corner. We have the official announcement after the jump.
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