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    Just in! - RIM introduces the Blackberry 8100 Pearl!

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    September 7, 2006 - Determined to develop one of the smallest and lightest smartphones in the world while staying true to the iconic BlackBerry user experience, Research In Motion minutes ago announced its latest innovation in mobile handsets - the small, smart and stylish BlackBerry
    Pearl.



    RIM is once again changing the mobile communications landscape. This feature-rich smartphone incorporates best-in-class technology that is remarkably small and incredibly easy-to-use. The BlackBerry Pearl comes complete with digital camera, multimedia capabilities and an expandable memory slot for the first time, while continuing to provide the industry leading BlackBerry experience that users have come to love.

    "The BlackBerry Pearl elegantly combines an incredibly small, stylish and full-featured smartphone with the gold standard in wireless email and the result is something special. Through the integration of hardware, software and service, we are able to deliver a mobile experience that stands apart in the industry. We are extremely excited to be launching this breakthrough handset and we look forward to rolling it out around the world with our carrier partners," said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research In Motion.

    Beneath its sleek and stylish exterior, which measures just 4.2" x 1.97" x .57" and weighs only 3.1 ounces, the BlackBerry Pearl is a quad-band GSM/GPRS and EDGE-enabled mobile application powerhouse delivering the fast performance of the latest generation BlackBerry handset platform. The built-in 64MB flash memory is now expandable with a MicroSD card, giving users plenty more storage for music, pictures, videos, and data files.



    An advanced and easy-to-use phone
    The BlackBerry Pearl delivers exceptional phone quality with premium, easy-to-use phone features including Speaker Independent Voice Recognition for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD), support for polyphonic, mp3 and MIDI ring tones, and intuitive call management features such as smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing and call forwarding. It also features a speakerphone and Bluetooth(R) 2.0 for use with hands-free headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth peripherals such as a GPS receiver. BlackBerry Desktop Software synchronization via Bluetooth is also supported.



    Email and text messaging on the go
    With a helpful Setup Wizard, the unique "push-based" BlackBerry service comes to life giving users synchronized access to both personal and corporate email accounts with attachment viewing and the ability to manage multiple accounts while on the go(i). The BlackBerry Pearl also comes with a newly enhanced version of RIM's SureType(TM) QWERTY keypad technology that makes typing messages and dialing phone numbers quick and easy. The handset is supported on BlackBerry Internet Service as well as BlackBerry Enterprise Server, with a new set of IT policy controls on the latter to allow IT departments to administer camera and expansion memory settings on corporate handsets.



    Vivid display and intuitive navigation
    Images appear incredibly vivid and crisp on the BlackBerry Pearl's large, ultra-bright, high resolution (240x260) display. Built-in light sensing technology automatically adjusts the screen and keypad brightness for optimum viewing of emails and attachments, pictures, web pages, business applications and games in indoor, outdoor and dark environments. The BlackBerry Pearl also introduces an incredibly intuitive user interface with a supple, responsive trackball that makes vertical and lateral scrolling fast and easy. Dedicated 'menu' and 'escape' keys on either side of the trackball along with context sensitive menus make navigation instinctive, smooth, and true to the BlackBerry experience.



    Digital camera - just snap and send
    Featuring a 1.3 megapixel camera with built-in flash and 5x digital zoom, users can snap a picture and instantly share it with friends and family by email(ii), MMS or BlackBerry Messenger. Photos can also be set as caller ID images, and can be easily transferred between the handset and a computer using the included USB cable.

    BlackBerry Maps(TM) - quick and easy directions
    BlackBerry Maps delivers maps and step-by-step driving directions quickly and conveniently. BlackBerry Maps works together with other BlackBerry applications, enabling users to send maps via email and launch maps from other applications including contacts in their address book. BlackBerry Maps is currently available in North America only.

    Built-in media player - for convenience and fun
    The BlackBerry Pearl comes with a media player and stereo headset jack so users can enjoy their favorite music and videos on the go. Music and video clips are delivered with rich sound and vivid color. MP3 and ACC music files and MPEG4 and H.263 video files are supported.

    Availability
    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.

    (i) Includes support for Microsoft(R) Exchange, IBM Lotus(R) Domino(R), Novell(R) GroupWise(R) and most popular ISP email accounts.

    (ii) Requires minimum versions of BlackBerry Internet Service or BlackBerry Enterprise Server software. Check with service provider or IT administrator for availability.

    The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. RIM, Research In Motion and BlackBerry are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.

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    Re: Just in! - RIM introduces the Blackberry 8100 Pearl!

    I just got my 8700g but, this baby is makin me drool

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    Re: Just in! - RIM introduces the Blackberry 8100 Pearl!

    I hope this comes down in price soon as I just got my 7105t earlier this year but I want this phone LOL


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    Re: Just in! - RIM introduces the Blackberry 8100 Pearl!

    Hope Bell gets a version of this.

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    Re: Just in! - RIM introduces the Blackberry 8100 Pearl!

    Wow... Sprint or cingular... Can't wait... Hurry!

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    Re: Just in! - RIM introduces the Blackberry 8100 Pearl!

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    I will wait until 21 June 2007, that is my upgrade date. And I will likely pay well under $100 Cdn after upgrade incentives. (Rogers is good to customers whose invoices are consistently over $100 / month).

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    Re: Just in! - RIM introduces the Blackberry 8100 Pearl!

    1) Looks like TMO may get a boost in new subscribers.
    2) Blackberry Maps which works with other built in apps. Sounds very, very nice.

    Hmmmm, how long before the QWERTY?

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    Re: Just in! - RIM introduces the Blackberry 8100 Pearl!

    Quote Originally Posted by ljbyar
    Hmmmm, how long before the QWERTY?
    Never, the QW-ER-TY system (SureType) is high tech. This is what makes the phone so small. Learn it.
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    Re: Just in! - RIM introduces the Blackberry 8100 Pearl!

    This unit looks sleek! Very nice.

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    Re: Just in! - RIM introduces the Blackberry 8100 Pearl!

    Looks sweet!

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    Re: Just in! - RIM introduces the Blackberry 8100 Pearl!

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    Ai4i,
    The only thing Suretype does for this phone is make it smaller. It doesn't make it high tech.The 8800 is quickly forthcoming, with all the features of the Pearl, sans the camera, but likely with wifi AND fully qwerty keyboard. Its certainly high tech learn it! Lol

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    Re: Just in! - RIM introduces the Blackberry 8100 Pearl!

    Quote Originally Posted by Toddboy71
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    Ai4i,
    The only thing Suretype does for this phone is make it smaller. It doesn't make it high tech.The 8800 is quickly forthcoming, with all the features of the Pearl, sans the camera, but likely with wifi AND fully qwerty keyboard. Its certainly high tech learn it! Lol
    Be nice!

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    Re: Just in! - RIM introduces the Blackberry 8100 Pearl!

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    I am Jim! The smiley face and the "lol" mean I'm just being silly!
    By the way, I forgot to welcom ai4i to the stacks!

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    Re: Just in! - RIM introduces the Blackberry 8100 Pearl!

    Quote Originally Posted by ai4i
    Never, the QW-ER-TY system (SureType) is high tech. This is what makes the phone so small. Learn it.
    I actually know SureType very well (my 7105t).
    I prefer QWERTY!

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    Re: Just in! - RIM introduces the Blackberry 8100 Pearl!

    Oh, and Welcome to the Stacks Ai4i

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