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Another BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Spotted Gallivanting Around

Another BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Spotted Gallivanting Around
By Bla1ze on 5 Feb 2010 07:03 am EST
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Alright folks, this is getting kind of out of hand. Normally before a device is released we see a few hands-on photos and videos of them but with this particular device, the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 has surely seen more then a "few" hands on. The newest one comes to us courtesy of FeedBerry which is an Indonesian site and will be doing a follow up post after some more hardware testing. So, not only is it making its rounds in the US and Canada, it has gone international now.

The BlackBerry Pearl 9100 has so far, been rumored to be arriving in April during WES 2010 according to some analysts out there. But really the device looks complete, the OS with each hands on keeps showing a higher revision then the previous and people are waiting for it. Research In Motion might as well just get it out to whatever carriers are picking it up and revise their WES launch plans to different device if they truly do plan on hanging onto the 9100 until then.

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It sure seems like there is a lot of light leaking through the cracks on this thing. I'm having a flashback to my Tour (defective build Tour, which went back) all over again. But on a positive note the font isn't bugging me as much as it did when pictures first started surfacing.

Really like this phone. Everetime I see it more and more interested. I love SureType on my S2 so ie you don't need big display this phone should be right up your alley.

Really like this phone. Everetime I see it more and more interested. I love SureType on my S2 so ie you don't need big display this phone should be right up your alley.

RIM was probably giving these devices away at some Christmas party. Hey, its better than a ham! =P

As far as as WES; If RIM releases this early, I wonder what device they will show at WES. Maybe the Tour2 9650?

I'm waiting to upgrade to the new Bold, but I have a friend who's a "Pearl Girl" & she can't wait for this to drop. We're both trying to get my wife to crossover to the Blackberry side & leave her "regular" phone behind, hopefully this will be the one that does the trick!

I think they should make the numbers red like the Tour or something. All those white back-lit symbols and numbers blur together for me.

Like many, I'm very curious if a CDMA version of this refreshed Pearl is a fast follower or will potentially have a concurrent launch. Have any of these leaked "hands-on" items mentioned that?

Gotta say it, I've been bigger screen upgrading for a few years (Storm, Imagio, Omnia II, Tour, etc...) but have recognized that all I really want is a solid phone, excellent battery life, extremely comfortable size (read: fits nicely in jeans pocket), and a crisp screen for some browsing. Oh, and Blackberry OS 5.X (done goofing around with WinMo).

If this thing pops up on VZW I'll buy it, buy an iPod Touch for my media needs and call it a day.

Where is the "pearl"?? If they get the trackpad to light up, I might consider one.
The screen seem larger, however.