With the continued rumors persisting, it seems as though the new BlackBerry Pearl 2 is scheduled to come out in September of this year. Our Spanish friends at MiBlackBerry.com are reporting it will be out on on Vodafone on September 6th.
The Pearl is ideal for those that don't want to use the typically wider and larger blackberry device. I've always wondered if I would enjoy using a Pearl myself instead of my 8800. For now I think I'll stick with what I've got :)
Personally, I can't wait till this phone officially launches to see what's new.