Wednesday, September 6, 2006

RIM Debuts BlackBerry Pearl

Research In Motion (RIM) unveiled its "BlackBerry Pearl" designed for delivering its "push-based" BlackBerry service the consumer market.

The BlackBerry Pearl is a quad-band GSM/GPRS and EDGE-enabled mobile device with 64MB flash memory expandable via MicroSD cards. The BlackBerry Pearl will be available from T-Mobile USA in the United States beginning September 12. It will also be available in October from Rogers Wireless in Canada and a variety of carriers in Europe. Availability in Asia-Pacific and Latin America is expected later this year. Key features include:

  • RIM's SureType QWERTY keypad technology

  • an ultra-bright, high resolution (240x260) display with built-in light sensing technology that automatically adjusts the screen and keypad brightness

  • a 1.3 megapixel camera with built-in flash and 5x digital zoom

  • BlackBerry Maps capability

  • Built-in media player and stereo headset jack.

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