T-Mobile answers the iPhone with WhiteBerry

In a feeble attempt to take the solar glare of the spotlight away from the iPhone T-Mobile and Research In Motion (RIM) have announced a new version of their popular BlackBerry Pearl, in you guess it, white. Don't they realize that white iPods (and phones) are so 2006?

Blackberry Pearl in White
In a feeble attempt to take the solar glare of the spotlight away from the iPhone T-Mobile and Research In Motion (RIM) have announced a new version of their popular BlackBerry Pearl, in you guess it, white. Don't they realize that white iPods (and phones) are so 2006?

They've also dropped the price from US$199 to US$149 with a 2-year contract and US$50 mail-in rebate.

Features of the BlackBerry Pearl include:

  • 240×260 screen
  • 64MB built-in memory
  • Quad-band GSM with EDGE
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • Instant messaging
  • Push email

In its defense the BlackBerry addresses several of the iPhone's limitations (more on them soon), namely an expansion slot (microSD), tactile buttons for texting and corporate/enterprise level email. 

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