Originally Posted by Megkins
I just signed up here to learn more info about the BB Pearl and I almost bought an unlocked BlackBerry Pearl today (since I'm with Cingular) but first I decided to do some research. I came across this forum and learned that Cingular would be coming out with their version of the BB Pearl sometime soon. So I had a thought. Since the Cingular version seems to be so much uglier, do you think the faceplate (and possibly the keypad) from a T-Mobile BB Pearl would be able to be swapped with Cingular's version? I just like how T-Mobiles looks so much better. Any info is greatly appreciated....
I read that there are going to be two versions of the Cing phone, one with a camera, the other without. Not sure how accurate that info is.
I also heard that the "ugly" model [as you say] is not accurate, that it is going to look just like T-Mo's. Don't know how accurate that info is either. Seems that lots of people are just talking.
Are you talking about the post that showed the 8100c with a silver band in the lower front as discussed here? BlackBerry Pearl 8100c and Samsung SGH-i607 coming to Cingular? - Engadget
Anyway, seems you have a little time to look into it [next month or per a Cingular press briefing, not until 1st quarter of 2007].
Maybe you can contact a Cingular rep who will give you some inside info. I am sure they know about it since they probably have had sales training on it.