ATLANTA, GEORGIA and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Nov. 30, 2006
) - The new BlackBerry Pearl will arrive on the shelves of select Cingular Wireless stores beginning tomorrow - just in time for the holiday shopping season - with an exclusive look and new features, including Cingular-exclusive Push to Talk (PTT) capabilities and a GPS-based wireless navigation service.
"The BlackBerry Pearl from Cingular provides a winning combination of business and entertainment-related applications that make it a great device both for work-time and leisure-time use," said Jeff Bradley, vice president, business data services, for Cingular Wireless. "The iconic yet highly functional design, popular BlackBerry service, and rich music and video features coupled with our Cingular-exclusive capabilities make this a powerful offering that will play well equally in the enterprise and consumer spaces."
Cingular customers can receive GPS turn-by-turn voice and on-screen driving directions on the BlackBerry Pearl with TeleNav GPS Navigator(TM) (Bluetooth GPS Receiver accessory required). TeleNav GPS Navigator can be used in vehicles or while walking and offers colorful 3D moving maps. Just like an in-car navigation system, the 3D maps turn, move and stop as the vehicle does the same, while also displaying a realistic image of the streets the vehicle is approaching and streets they are passing.
Users can also pan and zoom the map to view surrounding streets. Other features include Biz Finder, allowing users to look up a business or place of interest, and Fuel Finder, providing nearby locations with the lowest gas prices.
The BlackBerry Pearl from Cingular is also the first wireless device in the U.S. to include TeleNav Maps
, a free application providing access to non-GPS static maps and step-by-step written driving directions.
Pricing and Availability
The BlackBerry Pearl from Cingular is available for as low as $199.99
with a two-year commitment and after rebates, beginning tomorrow in select Cingular retail stores, on www.cingular.com
and through Cingular's B2B sales organization, and in most Cingular stores nationwide by Monday, December 4. Or check out Amazon's BlackBerry 8100c Pearl Deal!
Unlimited corporate email access via BlackBerry is as low as $44.99 a month with a voice contract, or customers who simply need personal email access and web browsing with BlackBerry(R) Internet Service can choose the BlackBerry Personal plan for as low as $29.99 per month with voice. Unlimited Cingular Push to Talk service is available for an additional monthly charge of $9.99 per device and $19.99 for Push to Talk Family. TeleNav GPS Navigator is available for additional monthly charges of $5.99 for 10 trips and $9.99 for unlimited trips.
For more information, please go to www.cingular.com/blackberrypearl