The Cingular BlackBerry Pearl is now up on Cingular’s website. You can check it out here. The device is regularly $399.99, however, only $249.99 with a two-year contract and comes with a $50 mail-in rebate lowering the two-year contract price to $199.99.
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Opera Mini 3.0 has come out of beta and is now available for download. It is a free BlackBerry download so all you have to do to get it is point your devices browser to operamini.com where you will be able to download Opera Mini 3.0 OTA.
Man, it seems like we were just talking about the release of Opera Mini 2.0 recently.
After all of the rumors, incorrect release dates, and the accidental putting up of the Pearl for sale on Cingular’s Premier business site, Cingular has announced that the BlackBerry Pearl will be available tomorrow, Dec. 1st.
After all the complaining that I and the rest of the blogosphere has done over Cingular’s release strategy, Cingular will undoubtedly sell a crapload of these things. I guess that now I have to move on from to “Cingular Sucks” to “Verizon Sucks” because it will probably still be 6 months or so before I am able to get one of these things.
Amazon.com has the Cingular BlackBerry Pearl listed on their site and here is the screen grab to prove it. You could, of course, actually go to their site to see for yourself as well.
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Research in Motion and TELUS today introduced the BlackBerry 8703e running on TELUS’ EVDO high speed network.
TELUS is proud to offer innovative products like the BlackBerry 8703e, which help our clients stay connected with voice and data services using high-speed mobile communications for both their professional and personal needs, said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS senior vice-president, Products and Services. Operating on TELUS Wireless High Speed service, the BlackBerry 8703e is an ideal device for clients who need fast access to data networks and the powerful e-mail and productivity applications available with BlackBerry.
Read the full press release…
Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend I got together with my family and, as always, took a lot of pictures of and looked at a lot of pictures with the relatives. I don’t really carry photos in my wallet so I put pictures of the wife and kids on my BlackBerry.
I have a digital camera and take pictures of my kids all the time, however, one thing that I noticed about the pictures on my BlackBerry was that they were all pretty dated. When I think about why that was, it is because natively putting pictures onto your BlackBerry is a pain in the you know what.
GetConnected.ca is holding a three day BlackBerry Pearl Warehouse sale where you can get a BlackBerry Pearl for $99 with a 3-year voice and data activation on Rogers.
Additionally, the first fifty people each day to activate a BlackBerry Pearl get a free Bluetooth wireless headset.
This is not a bad deal, however, if you are not into being locked into a service contract for 3 years you may want to pass this one up.
Based on our previous post, we know that Cingular has, at least in their business channel, released the BlackBerry Pearl. My question is, “Why Today?”
The Cingular BlackBerry Pearl is already a week late and has missed the biggest selling day of the year. What possibly could Cingular have gained by releasing today other than the belief, in my mind at least, that they are not just sloppy with distribution and generally being on the same page throughout the organization, but truly inept when it comes to product management in the area of release strategy?
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Well, it looks like the nations largest wireless provider has finally decided to make the Cingular BlackBerry Pearl available. At least to their premier business users.
A BBHub reader from Atlanta has captured a few screen shots that show that the Cingular BlackBerry Pearl is available in a special prelaunch to promotion on the premier business section of the Cingular website.
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Research in Motion has filed a new patent application that will make wirelessly updating calendar entries on your BlackBerry easier.
To make a long story short, the new calender functionality would allow for recurring calendar updates to be sent wirelessly. Why is this important? Well you can read the entire abstract here, however, if you want an explanation that makes it plain, head over to BBHub and see what Russell has to say about it.