September 8, 2006
Blackberry Pearl 8100 Launched
RIM has announced its first Blackberry device with complete multimedia capabilities like music player, camera, video player, the Pearl 8100. Blackberry Pearl is being launched with T-mobile and it is RIM first phone aimed at consumer market as well as there traditional business market. Blackberry pearl includes all the features that people have come to expect from RIM plus multimedia features for consumers. It has a 1.3 megapixel camera, 240x260 resolution screen with 65K color, MicorSd card slot, 64MB Memory and bluetooth 2.0. Its multimedia player has audio support for Mp3, MIDI, AMR-NB, ACC, ACC+, eACC+ and video support for MPEG4/H.263. It supports GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz frequencies. The phone size is also small at 4.2"x2.0"x0.57" and weighing 3.16oz. The talk time is 3.5 hours and standby time is 15 days. It will be available through T-mobile on September 12, and its cost is yet not known.