T-Mobile answers the iPhone with WhiteBerry

Summary: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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Topics: BlackBerry

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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