Cincinnati Bell launches BlackBerry 9100 Pearl 3G, will get Motorola Milestone XT720 in August

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G has been MIA in the USA until now. And if you were expecting one of the ‘big four’ carriers to get it first, you’re in for a surprise. For it’s Cincinnati Bell that gets bragging rights for being the first to sell the Pearl 3G.

It costs $99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and you can order one here.

Unlike the recently launched Vodafone version, this phone does have the half-qwerty keyboard.

Specs for the Pearl 3G include:

  • a 2.44″ 400×360 screen
  • 3.2 MP camera
  • WiFi b/g/n, GPS, HSDPA and HSUPA
  • a 624 MHz processor
  • 1150 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 108 x 50 x 13.3 mm
  • Weight: 93.6 g

A pretty compelling package all in all. It’s sure to land on other US carriers as well, so just have a bit more patience if your service agreement isn’t with Cincinnati Bell.

Cincinnati Bell will also be getting the Android-packing Motorola Milestone XT720 sometime in mid-August.

They have released this information to a customer that was pressing them on when it will be available.

Here’s the full text of Bell’s statement:

The Motorola XT720 Milestone is due to launch in Mid-August. All CBW internal testing is complete. Both CBW and Motorola anxiously await Google approval which is the last step in the launch process for this device. We’ll keep you posted when we have more information to share.

This is clearly one of the most anticipated handsets of this summer on Cincinnati Bell, so let’s hope there won’t be any delays.

In any case, we’ll keep you informed.

Via IntoMobile and Phandroid

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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