I was just thinking about all the pretty colors that T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl now comes and how it will be a big hit it will be with all the kids whose parents refused to spend $500 or $600 on a cell phone. Then I thought about how brilliant a move Steve Jobs made when he slashed the price of the iPhone by $200.

Here are 3 reasons T-Mobile needs to cut the price of the BlackBerry Pearl:

  1. The iPhone only costs $100 more than the BlackBerry Pearl before rebates.

  3. Before rebates, the iPhone is only $100 more than the BlackBerry Pearl.

  5. There is only a $100 price difference between the iPhone and the BlackBerry Pearl before the $50 mail-in rebate. Who ever sends those things in anyway?

I was going to make this a top ten list, however, I think that you get my point.

Christmas is exactly 3 months away. Just think of all the extra chores you could get your kids to do if you even hint that you might get them an iPhone as a present. That is well worth the $100.

My 12 year old has agreed to finish the basement and build a room addition on the back of the house if I just contemplate getting her an iPhone for Christmas.

You guys know that I love BlackBerrys. RIMarkable has been running for almost 3 years. I have to be honest though. The BlackBerry doesn’t have close to that type of leverage.