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RIM Introduces BlackBerry Pearl
Posted on 7-Sep-2006 18:03. | Tags Filed under: News.


RIM Introduces BlackBerry Pearl
Research In Motion (RIM) has announced its latest innovation in mobile handsets, one of the smallest and lightest smartphones in the world, the BlackBerry Pearl.

The BlackBerry Pearl comes with digital camera, multimedia capabilities and an expandable memory slot for the first time, while continuing to provide the BlackBerry experience that users are used to.

Beneath its case, which measures just 4.2" x 1.97" x .57" and weighs only 3.1 ounces, the BlackBerry Pearl is a quad-band GSM/GPRS and EDGE-enabled mobile device. It comes with built-in 64MB flash memory, expandable with a MicroSD card.

With the BlackBerry Pearl users will be able to use Voice Activated Dialing (VAD) through a Speaker Independent Voice Recognition, support for polyphonic, mp3 and MIDI ring tones, and call management features such as smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing and call forwarding. It also features a speakerphone and Bluetooth 2.0 for use with hands-free headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth peripherals such as a GPS receiver.

BlackBerry Desktop Software synchronization via Bluetooth is also supported.

This new device also comes with a new version of RIMís SureType QWERTY keypad technology. The handset is supported on BlackBerry Internet Service as well as BlackBerry Enterprise Server, with a new set of IT policy controls on the latter to allow IT departments to administer camera and expansion memory settings on corporate handsets.

The new high resolution (240x260 pixels) display comes with built-in light sensing technology that automatically adjusts the screen and keypad brightness for optimum viewing in indoor, outdoor and dark environments.

A new feature is the BlackBerry Maps, which delivers maps and step-by-step driving directions quickly and conveniently. BlackBerry Maps works together with other BlackBerry applications, enabling users to send maps via email and launch maps from other applications including contacts in their address book. BlackBerry Maps is currently available in North America only.

The BlackBerry Pearl comes with a media player and stereo headset jack so users can enjoy their favorite music and videos on the go. Music and video clips are delivered with rich sound and vivid color. MP3 and ACC music files and MPEG4 and H.263 video files are supported.

Users will find it available from T-Mobile USA in the United States beginning 12 September. It will also be available in October from Rogers Wireless in Canada and a variety of carriers in Europe. Availability in Asia-Pacific and Latin America is expected later this year.







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