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BlackBerry Pearl 9100 now available from Cincinnati Bell

Pearl 9100 Cincinnati Bell
By Adam Zeis on 21 Jul 2010 09:29 am EDT
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A pretty decent surprise on this one, but it looks as if Cincinnati Bell is the first US based carrier to offer the Pearl 9100. While we were expecting it to land on AT&T or maybe even T-Mobile before anywhere else, the device seems to be fully available through the Cincinnati Bell website. Nothing new from other carrier releases we saw as it still includes the standard fare including 256MB flash memory and a 3.2 megapixel camera. So if you happen to be a Cincinnati Bell user and have been waiting for a device upgrade, head on over to their site and be one of the first to pick this guy up. Thanks Pat!

14 comments

Connor83

Yeah what the nugget att. I was wish att first. But it's still nice to see that it made it here to the us finally. And I'm sure (or hope) the others will fallow soon.

Sashko

Looks like the straight up buy-out (no contract) US price is very close to the Canadian one ;-)

Shoftiel37

I know some people who will be very happy to hear about this in Cincinnati... not me, but other people...

sylvainr

i saw it last week at the Rogers stand, the rep told me and show me, he told me he just got them the day i got there

joeldf

Ya' know... at this point, by the time AT&T gets the Pearl 3G, it ought be a 9110 with more memory.

Before anyone freaks out, I'm making that up. But it's a logical progression since it seems that the 9100 will be a year old by the time AT&T does get around to putting it out. Remember that news of the 9100 started leaking out in October of '09 (with real pics/videos following in November), and October is creaping up again real fast.

The only other thing I'd hope is causing the holdup, is from all the minor build problems (dust accumulating behind the screen, wobbly trackpad, funny feeling keys) and hardware issues (some spotty wifi issues) that have been reported in the Pearls that have been sold so far in Canada. And maybe AT&T wants to see better and consistant quality from the phones before they start selling them. I'd be okay with the delay if that's the case.

ak110707

YEAH, this is awesome. I love seeing Dayton/Cinci/Columbus thrive. I switched to android but still love checking out crackberry. Seeing my favorite Local Exchange Carrier on this sight is awesome!

mckillio

I can't believe no major U.S. carriers have picked this up yet.

syb0rg

obvious you don't get around the midwest here, they (cincinnati bell) were the first to bring GSM/3G to the Miami Valley, and they were the first to release HSPA+. And they are the first doing fiber optics Internet.

ak110707

UD. Cincy bells store is meh by stroop and far hills.

Username5300

Bout time they show Cincy some love!!!!

Rello

but nevertheless, great carrier with great plans

513 all day...........

johnbrown78

That's great news but I have already purchased it with t-mobile in uk. Now, I want to buy it's new f-m1 battery. I found a site http://www.prepaymania.co.uk/mobilephone/blackberry-f-m1-bat-24387.html where it costs me at appx £29. If you find any other site where 9100 battery is available cheaper than this then pls help me out.