More Details About the Pearl 9100, Tour2, WebKit Browser and Dakota

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Yesterday, Technology Analyst at TD Securities Chris Umiastowski, confirmed RIM’s 3G Pearl 9100, Tour2, WebKit browser and a hybrid keyboard-touch screen device. He also hints that the May quarter will be significant, stating “there could be upside to our numbers for the May quarter.”

Chris also goes on to say the doesn’t expect the Pearl 9100 to be released until April and thinks it will be “a big success, just like the last Pearl.”

The same article goes on to say that the QWERTY, touchscreen hybrid may have an optical navigation pad and will be launched in the 3rd quarter. He also says the Tour2 is now in production and soon to be released to the market. Verizon is the key customer for this device, which will include WiFi and an optical trackpad.

I personally can’t wait until the “Dakota” launches. Hybrid devices are the best of both worlds. The big question I’m still looking to get answered, is whether RIM will drop SurePress.

  • Donny
    From the looks of it the Pearl 9100 will have a slightly larger screen, and hopefully HVGA resolution of the others but on its side = 360x480 (acrossxdown).
  • artie
    When Tour 2 comes to Sprint, I'll be letting go of my 8130 knowing that "SureType" will be MISSED. The larger screen is the only reason for the move.
  • Colin
    I would like to see the new 3G pearl but I don't know if I could ever become accustom to that kind of keyboard plus does it say that the Dakota will have optional navigation so it will be like the 9700 with a touchscreen we'll that would have been good because without a navigation in the middle of the phone it looks like a fake and or it looks like a Chinese knock off so why would anyone want that
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