BlackBerry Pearl 8100 vs. BlackBerry Pearl 9100
BlackBerry Pearl 8130 (left) vs. the new BlackBerry Pearl 9100

It looks like Christmas came early on the good 'ole CrackBerry tip line. I woke up this morning to some nice 'presents' in the form of these BlackBerry Pearl 9100 photos. A few weeks ago we dropped a number of first-look BlackBerry Pearl 9100 images here on the blogs, but missing from that set of eyecandy were comparison photos to the original BlackBerry Pearl.

In these photos, the new Pearl is compared to a dummy unit of the Telus BlackBerry Pearl 8130. Though the 8130 is a dummy unit, it's a solid representation and gets the job done. As you can see, at first glance the new and old Pearl are similar in appearance, and then the latest RIM BlackBerry styling from devices like the Storm2 and Bold 9700 jump out at you on the 9100 - trackpad and beveled edges on the glass like the Bold 9700, battery door cover like the Storm2, sliced into a narrow form factor with a fierce looking keyboard.

My big question to everybody.... do you think now that the trackball (the original PEARL) is gone from the device, that the new Pearl needs a more manly name?? Sound off in the comments!

More BlackBerry Pearl 8130 / 9100 Comparison Photos

BlackBerry Pearl 8100 vs. BlackBerry Pearl 9100
BlackBerry Pearl 9100 (left) vs. the BlackBerry 8130

BlackBerry Pearl 8100 vs. BlackBerry Pearl 9100
BlackBerry Pearl 9100 (top) vs. the BlackBerry Pearl 8130

BlackBerry Pearl 8100 vs. BlackBerry Pearl 9100
BlackBerry Pearl 9100 (top) vs. the BlackBerry Pearl 8130