Following up on the announcement made about two weeks ago, RIM’s BlackBerry Pearl 3G (9100) smartphone is finally coming to Australia via Telstra either today or tomorrow (depending on where in the world you are reading this right now). The actual launch date is May 24th, and the retail prices have finally been revealed.
The BlackBerry Pearl 3G boasts rather simple yet useful features: a full QWERTY SureType keyboard, 360 x 400 pixel color screen, built-in 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, and a 3.2-megapixel camera right around the back. It’s the smallest full-featured BlackBerry device ever made and that should make it a real joy to use for those who like carrying their phones in their pockets.
As for pricing, Telstra is giving customers the option to get the BlackBerry Pearl 3G either for free (by subscribing to the $59 Cap Plan and a new 2-year contract) or for $679 without a contract. It will be available in two different colors: royal purple and piano black.
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