BlackBerry Pearl May Be Coming to Cingular

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This point the BlackBerry Pearl is available exclusively from T-Mobile USA, but there’s some evidence that RIM’s latest smartphone may be released in the near future by Cingular Wireless.

A picture of this device bearing the Cingular logo was recently leaked to Engadget by a very reliable source.

However, there is no word at this point when this will be available aside from the vague note "Coming Soon," nor is the price known.

More About the BlackBerry Pearl

Even though this is a smartphone, not one of RIM’s larger cellular-wireless handhelds, it still breaks new ground for this company, as it is its first model of any kind with support for playing music and displaying video on its 240-by-260-pixel screen.

This is also the first BlackBerry with a microSD card slot or a 1.3 megapixel camera.

Despite all the new multimedia features, the Pearl still offers the features people have become accustomed to from previous BlackBerries, including support for RIM’s push email system.

Like RIM’s 7100 series of smartphones, this device doesn’t include a full QWERTY keyboard. Instead, it uses this company’s SureType system, in which each key handles two letters.

This is a quad-band GSM/GPRS phone with support for the 2.5G wireless standard EDGE. It also has Bluetooth 2.0.

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