Crossing the wire on the eve of CTIA, RIM and T-Mobile have officially announced the launch of the next generation BlackBerry Pearl 8120. Like the Curve 8320, the WiFi-equipped second generation Pearl will support T-Mobile's HotSpot @ Home service and will be available come April 14th.
"The BlackBerry Pearl continues to be one of the most popular handsets among our customers," said Leslie Grandy, vice president of Product Development, T-Mobile USA. "With new, enhanced features including support for our Hotspot @Home mobile service, Wi-Fi browsing and a two-megapixel camera, we expect the popularity of the BlackBerry Pearl to soar."
"The BlackBerry Pearl smartphone has become a major hit with consumers based on its powerful communications and multimedia features and its sleek and stylish design," said Mark Guibert, vice president of Corporate Marketing, RIM. "The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 builds on this success with compelling new features and an innovative Wi-Fi calling service from T-Mobile."