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Rogers and TELUS announce BlackBerry Pearl 3G is Coming!

April 26th, 2010

CanadaFlag-400x201 It certainly didn’t take long for two Canada’s major three to announce the BlackBerry Pearl 3G is coming soon! Both Rogers and TELUS announced its coming soon. While Rogers didn’t give much details, TELUS announced its coming soon, and that they will have the exclusive rights to the pink colored model. TELUS also announced the Pearl 3G will be priced at $29.99 with a three year contract. We haven’t heard from Bell just yet, but we expect they’ll catch up in a few hours. Regardless this is great news for Canadian customers looking to grab the new Pearl 3G. More details will follow soon…

BlackBerry Pearl 9100 dummy units hit Rogers shops

April 25th, 2010

bb9100dummyin The BlackBerry Pearl 9100 and flagship Bold 9700 in white are due at Canadian wireless provider Rogers soon, as these leaked images of dummy devices reveal. The Pearl 9100 will evidently be offered in a dark metallic red, though other colors are likely to arrive later on as well.

The 9105 has the distinction of being the first BlackBerry device to break with tradition by getting a T9 keypad as opposed to a QWERTY layout. Another leak revealed the handset will cost $450 CAD unsubsidized at Rogers and competitor Bell.

Images of BlackBerry Pearl 9105 with T9 keypad emerge

April 19th, 2010

bb9105 Newly leaked images seem to confirm that the BlackBerry Pearl 9105 will indeed sport a T9 keypad rather than a hardware QWERTY keyboard usually found on BlackBerry handsets. The images of the device mirror the render nearly identically, though the configuration settings in Input Options are unchanged from those of the current Pearl and Pearl Flip.

The device was originally believed to be offered only in Europe as soon as May or June, but the device may also arrive in the US, according to this latest report.

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BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Stratus Comes with T9 Style Keyboard

March 31st, 2010

blackberry_9105 The updated Pearl 9100 has been showing up with a wide variety of keyboard styles. First, it was a SureType keyboard, then a small QWERTY, and now we’re seeing it in a T9 style. Currently, we don’t know much about the BlackBerry 9105, except that it’s rumored to be hitting the European market and Fido. The European market rumor makes a lot of sense as the device has a really European, SMS-centric look to it. Maybe the keyboard stylings are all designated for various carriers and what they believe will sell best. I’m thinking full QWERTY for Verizon, SureType for Fido, and T9 for Europe. We can expect the release date of this phone around the May/June time frame.
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BlackBerry Pearl 9100 to Feature Full QWERTY Keyboard Option?!

March 4th, 2010

BBPearlQWERTY Lots of confirmation coming in today that the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 will definitely be offered in two versions, both with SureType and with Full Qwerty. Totally awesome!!

Not too sure what to say about this one, but Al Sacco from CIO is reporting that part supplier TrueSupplier has listed a OEM full QWERTY keyboard for the unreleased BlackBerry Pearl 9100. Could it be that RIM is working on a full QWERTY version of the Pearl 9100? I hope so. On the other hand I really hope RIM doesn’t plan on scrapping Suretype out of the 9100, because I’m a fan of it.

So what do you think? Would you grab a Pearl 9100 with a full QWERTY keyboard? or would you prefer a Suretype version?