inFoSynch has gotten their hands on a Verizon BlackBerry Pearl 8130 and has posted some in-hand shots of the device. Head on over and take a look at the higher res photos.
Remember that Verizon teaser site that we talked about the other day with the counter counting down to this morning? We thought that Verizon was going to make some big announcement about the BlackBerry Pearl 8130. Well, after three and a half days of waiting, Verizon finds yet another way to disappoint.
We never really thought that Verizon was going to release the 8130 today. We did kind of think that they would at least tell us the date it would be available. Verizon, however, did no such thing. They gave us a sign-up from to be notified when it becomes available.
Wow… What marketing geniuses they have.
A thread over on Howard Forums has a picture of what looks like an internal document stating that the Verizon BlackBerry Pearl will be available for pre-order on October 26th and available on online on November 9th.
We know that Verizon is announcing something tomorrow morning. We will soon see if this is it.
Thanks for the tip Thought…
I don’t know now how I missed this but the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 will have video recording capabilities. I think that I got so excited that the little bugger was announced that I didn’t even look closely at the feature set.
Well, what do you know? Research in Motion has officially introduced the BlackBerry Pearl 8130, the first CDMA enabled BlackBerry Pearl to the market. The BlackBerry Pearl 8130 is the first CDMA CameraBerry and it it will be available on Sprint and Verizon beginning in November.
“With its unique blend of functionality and design, the BlackBerry Pearl smartphone has been turning heads and winning praise from business users and consumers alike,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. “The new BlackBerry Pearl 8130 builds on all the great features and aesthetic design that people love about the BlackBerry Pearl and offers an exceptional new choice for CDMA customers that are looking to upgrade their mobile phone.”
Read the full press release…
Verizon BlackBerry Pearl 8130…
A thing of beauty…
Is it just me or does that device one from the right look an awful lot like a BlackBerry Pearl?
Visit Verizon’s site to see the countdown.
I don’t think too many people that have been following the rumors surrounding the BlackBerry Pearl 2 questioned if the CDMA version would have GPS and the GSM version Wi-Fi. The Sprint BlackBerry Pearl (8130) speck sheet that we posted last week didn’t, however, list GPS in its feature set.
If you were beginning to wonder if GPS would be a reality in the BlackBerry 8130, don’t worry, BlackBerryInsight has confirmed it… Sort of…
Someone over there noticed that Skylab MobileSystems added the BlackBerry 8130 to the compatibility list for for their GPS / mapping application Spot. This, of course, doesn’t truly confirm anything, however, it wouldn’t be a stretch to think that that vendors get advanced knowledge of of what new BlackBerry devices will be capable of before the general public.
If you take a look at the Sprint BlackBerry Pearl spec sheet you will notice that Sprint TV is one of the exclusive applications that will be offered on the device. Sprint TV is one of Sprint’s Power Entertainment options that allows you to watch live TV with full motion video on your mobile device.
I’ve always thought that streaming video on a BlackBerry would be a huge hit in a consumer model and I hope that the Verizon model of the BlackBerry 8130 has V Cast. I will so be signing up for ESPN MobileTV if they do.
I know that Mobile ESPN failed miserably, however, I believe that it was because people didn’t want to buy devices specifically for ESPN, but, rather a service available to them on their existing media phones.
Look at what is coming out in Q4. I know that everyone that cares already knew that Sprint will be getting the BlackBerry Pearl around Thanksgiving, however, it is still nice to see something that looks official.