Originally Posted by tobyw
As far as I know, the Pearl doesn't have an external antenna connection so you can't just plug one into it....
Well, I just disassembled mine recently (near death experience - WATER!!) and there is what appears to be an RF connector on the circuit board - right in the RF circuit going to the antenna.
Pop off the bottom cover (be VERY CAREFUL not to damage your existing antenna - it's a flexible printed circuit just under this cover) and you'll see a little hole to the left of the cover-release and metal charging pads.
That looks an awful lot like the plugs on other phones that "officially" have an antenna plug.
Makes me wonder.....
Can't find anything on google about it.