Over the passed few months we have been hearing a lot of rumors about EV-DO version of the BlackBerry Pearl. A little over a month ago, Seeking Alpha said that Verizon would get the BlackBerry Pearl in May. Today they are saying by Q2, however, the EV-DO Pearl may have an updated camera and media software.
WES 2007 starts tomorrow. Might we see the release of a new BlackBerry Pearl with a 2.0 megapixel camera and the updated Roxio media player?
I certainly hope so…
please let it come out at WES… any insider info?
your kidding, right? wishful thinking.
is it really that wishful? We all know CDMA carriers get all the cool phones last (if at all), but the Pearl has taken longer than others, no?
It would be nice, but I still tend to doubt this rumor, simply because we have not had the usual leaks associated with a new device. If this device were announced, it will have been the best kept secret.
I also note that the article states that “RIM may also launch an 8800 based on EVDO.” Well, we all know that RIM has already made such an announcement, so I don’t know that the article is the most reliable in its accuracy.
Any news on this yet? I’m fixing to sign up with verizon and wanted to wait till the pearl came out. I hate to go to cingular cause I havn’t had good service with them before. If there isn’t any news by 14th I think I am going to just get a crappy phone till it does come to verizon. Verizon needs to step on and get better phones :-
Here is a quote from SeekingAlpha
RIM’s New BlackBerry Curve Breaks Over The Plate
Monday May 7, 7:50 am ET
“â€¢ Other Pending Products/Networks. RIM is also expected to launch an EV-DO version of the consumer Pearl (Suretype keypad, trackball) that has new features (e.g. updated camera, media software), expected Q2 on Verizon, for which we expect strong pre-orders and promotion (against the iPhone).”
Lets hope this comes true!
You would think that if the Pearl was coming to verizon there would have been some pictures leaked or something, unless there keeping it under really good wraps which I see no reason to. I’m kinda leaning towards verizon will never get it. Although I have all my fingers crossed that it will its not looking so great at the moment.
Given the relative slience re: Vzw and the Pearl (save the Seeking Alpha article), and the curious lack of AT&T exclusivity on the Curve, I wonderif Vzw is planning on just bypassing the Pearl altogether in favor of the 83xx?
A friend employed by Verizon Wireless told me that they would indeed be offering the Pearl. As to when he would only answer “sometime this summer.” Me, I’m sick of waiting…
Yea I’m very interested in getting a pearl with verizon. They need to step up and get better phones all the good ones go to cingular first, and considering how big verizon is you would think they would get the same phones close to the same time even a month apart would be better than a year.
as long as Verizon is making all this money off us.
they can care less about what we want. they know
they offer the best network so customers are going
to stay. now if we all at once sign up with another network
then we’ll see then best phone out on verizon.
Any update on the Pearl from Verizon? I keep hearing Q2, but the quarter is over in 40 days?
I haven’t heard anything concrete as of yet.
Well, Q2 has come and went, and I’m still wistfully waiting for BB 8100 on VZ. Doesn’t anyone have some latest rumors that will keep my hopes up?
So I stumbled into my Verizon store because I’m looking for a new phone. Well, I acted a little stupid and the sales rep was telling me all this info on upcoming phones for Verizon to make sure I don’t sign on with another carrier. She revealed to me that it is confirmed that Verizon will be getting the Blackberry Pearl within or around 3 months from now! I tried pressing her for more information and she realized that she said something she shouldn’t have and then said she didn’t know more info. So there you have it, the Pearl is coming to the Network in Q4 2007.
Talked to a Verizon sales rep while out last night. Confirmed that the Blackberry Pearl 2 will be coming out in Q4, as one of the sales rep’s co-workers has a test unit presently.
Seriously? This is what another verizon rep told me in July:
” I spoke with our wireless data solutions manager, Bridgitt Rhodes, and from the information I’ve collected it looks as though there is no general time-frame in the works for a Verizon Wireless Blackberry Pearl 8100 device anytime soon. Although we may carry one in the future, we currently don’t have a roadmap in place for the device as we are marketing the 8830 BB. If I find out additional information in the future, I’ll let you know… But it looks like no 8100 with VZW for
Well I guess you now know you’re wrong Chino and all who doubt the pearl among 3 others are coming to Verizon. “verizonwireless.com/next” and see the pearl should be here sometime next month. Its about time VZW stepped it up and is finally getting some cool phones……although I still feel they shouldn’t have passed on the Iphone. But at least a Blackberry with cam/ video functions would do.