T-Mobile BlackBerry 8120 Arriving February 18th?!

By Kevin Michaluk on 17 Dec 2007 09:19 am EST
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T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl 8120It seems Engadget Mobile has got word the GSM version of the Pearl, the 8120, will soon be available on T-Mobile. The 8120 shares all of the Pearl "2" benefits of the CDMA 8130 already available across North America (OSv4.3.1, bigger camera, externally accessible microSD slot, improved keyboard, etc.) with the exception being that while the 8130 offers GPS, the 8120 drops that feature in favor of offering WiFi.

Therefore, like the T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8320, the T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl 8120 will also support T-Mobile's popular HotSpot @ Home Service , which offers unlimited calling via WiFi (for a great hands-on check out CrackBerry.com's BlackBerry Curve 8320 review). The 8120 is set to initially ship in a "grey" color, and I'm sure it won't be too long before we see it available in all colors under the rainbow, like it's older brother the 8100.

[ Engadget Mobile

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T-Mobile BlackBerry 8120 Arriving February 18th?!

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4.3 will be available for the 8100's but it's up to T-Mobile to release it, plus it will lack the video capabilities, worse case scenario even if t-mobile refuses to release you can grab it from another carriers version.

Interesting. I knew the thing existed, in Europe, and I'd probably be a buyer of it. This might be enough to keep me with T-Mobile for a while - the customer service is great. The GPRS service only that I get in my home area isn't.
Thanks for the notice,
jb

This is already available on Suncom and T-Mobile is purchasing Suncom, so do what you will with that information, but technically you could purchase a Suncom one and be a T-Mob customer eventually lol.