T-Mobile USA and RIM Unveil New Pearl White BlackBerry Pearl

BELLEVUE, Wash. & WATERLOO, Ontario - T-Mobile USA and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM; TSX:RIM) launched the new white BlackBerry Pearl, featuring a new color for the phone. The new white BlackBerry Pearl is now available in the United States exclusively from T-Mobile.

The BlackBerry Pearl is myFaves(SM)-enabled, allowing customers to have one-touch access to their favorite five friends and family. In addition to calling, instant messaging and texting, consumers can also sending an email to one of their five myFaves contacts.

The white BlackBerry Pearl is offered exclusively through T-Mobile in the United States.

Key features of the BlackBerry Pearl include:

  • BlackBerry Internet Service - allows access to up to 10 supported personal and corporate email accounts, including ISP email accounts
  • Instant messaging clients: AOL, Yahoo! MSN and ICQ
  • 1.3 megapixel camera with 3 zoom levels (up to 5X) and built-in flash
  • Multimedia player with stereo headset jack with support for MP3 and AAC music files, as well as MPEG4 and H.263 video formats
  • HTML browser
  • A newly enhanced version of RIM's SureType keyboard technology for typing emails
  • A user interface with a trackball, dedicated menu and escape keys, and context-sensitive menus
  • Call management features such as smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing, and call forwarding
  • The phone features speaker independent voice recognition (SIVR) for voice-activated dialing (VAD), dedicated send, end, and mute keys, speakerphone, and Bluetooth support for hands-free use with headsets, car kits and Bluetooth peripherals
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS and EDGE network support for international roaming
  • BlackBerry Maps - a new application which adds mapping and location-based services to the BlackBerry Pearl. BlackBerry Maps works together with other BlackBerry applications, enabling the user to send maps via email and launch maps from other applications, including contacts in the user's address book
  • Support for polyphonic, mp3, and MIDI ring tones
  • A 240x260 color display
  • A light-sensing technology that optimizes the screen, trackball, and keyboard lighting for indoor, outdoor, and dark environments
  • 64MB built-in flash memory, expandable via microSD expansion slot
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server support - integrates with Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, and Novell GroupWise environments and features a new set of IT policy controls for IT departments to manage camera and expanded memory usage

The new white BlackBerry Pearl also comes with a complement of white accessories - stereo headset, travel charger, and USB cable -- that are included in the box. Additional accessories for BlackBerry handsets, including leather holsters and totes, an automotive charger, and Bluetooth headsets are available online and through T-Mobile retail outlets.


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