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Old 11-29-2006, 05:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I will definitely go by the exclusive end date although it's scary to hear that it may not be until 1/07!
Keep in mind that the VP of Cingular may not have been in the know, but I think he was. Besides, things can change and for all I know the person who told me about the Cing VP could have got it wrong too.

Plus, you know how people like to have something to contribute to a conversation. By the time the recount got to me, the person doing the talking could have promoted the "leaker" from janitor to VP so to attach significance to his gossip.
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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New guy here...what’s up

I just got off the phone w/my RIM rep and he confirmed that Cingular will be making an announcement tomorrow about them having the Pearl on Dec 1st. Cingular still won't have them in stock till next week so don't expect to see yours till the end of next week at the earliest. Hope this helps

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Old 11-29-2006, 05:48 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Thanks for sharing. I would jump for joy except I have already been through that too many times. I will just hope that this date is true....at least it is after the T-mo exclusive so let's hope it happens!
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Old 11-29-2006, 06:11 PM   #24 (permalink)
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One sure sign that the 8100c is NOT out is that there is not one on ebay. There are ALWAYS some on eBay when close. There is a guy who is selling Cingular Branded Pearl and charger only, no box or anything else.
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Old 11-29-2006, 06:13 PM   #25 (permalink)
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It shows 4 right now I think....I thought 1 of them had the box etc. but I could be wrong. He says he got his "hands" on some early. I wonder how!!!
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Old 11-29-2006, 06:29 PM   #26 (permalink)
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There were (2) Cingular Pearls on ebay yesterday when I searched. I did a quick search now and I see 1.

Here is the thread regarding the Dec. 1 exclusive on the TMO Pearl. Marketing materials in the stores show Dec. 1.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...12-1-06-a.html
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:10 PM   #27 (permalink)
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What the heck is wrong with Cingular? Why can't they just announce an official release date and be done with it. Very frustrating!!!
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:20 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Cingular actually is promoting the phone. They have rather large posters in the local stores here in Hawaii. I have seen the posters as early as 2 weeks ago, that was the first time I went into the store in a long time.




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Not sure why there is a mystery to all this. As long as T-Mo has the exclusive on the Pearl, other companies cannot market the phone in any way. Sidenote: I am not sure anyone has posted positive proof that T-MO's exclusive runs out on December 1. I think that was speculation, now transformed into fact. Could be, but not sure.

That explains the silence or "I dunno" from the local sales reps. Any leaking of info, access to web pages, etc. are all typically done without Cingular's approval.

I heard over a month ago that a senior VP at Cingular said that the phone was not being released to consumers until January 2007. Sales to business customers may vary. Whether that has all changed to December is anyone's guess. At the time I speculated that T-Mo must have had an exclusive on sales to non-business customers through the heavy cell-phone buying holiday season. Maybe they don't. Guess we shall see on December 1. I know the Pearl is being marketed to non-professional users [the 190 million "non-BB" users]. So maybe sales to business accounts will occur earlier.

Because of the exclusive contract everyone has to shut up, even that RIM employee who e-mailed a BBF member and said the release date to Cingular was "confidential." Cingular cannot even say "coming soon" or words to that effect because that would violate the Agreements RIM has with T-Mo.

And because low-level sales reps in stores can't keep quiet, they are the last to know anything about upcoming phones, etc. Heck, look at how mouthy some have been to BBF members. They obviously can't keep a secret which is why executives are not telling them anything.
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What the heck is wrong with Cingular? Why can't they just announce an official release date and be done with it. Very frustrating!!!
Maybe it is a logistics/inventory issue? I mean are they sitting in a warehouse ready to get the green light to be shipped?
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Maybe it is a logistics/inventory issue? I mean are they sitting in a warehouse ready to get the green light to be shipped?
I'm sure everything is in place, if the launch date is December 1. It's just that no one is supposed to be talking about it or selling till after the launch occurs.

Given all the posts in here and "sightings," sounds like December 1 is the official date.

This is kind of like stores that have not opened yet, with paper covering the windows and doors. The day they open for business, the paper is removed and voilà, we get to see the secrets.
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:29 PM   #31 (permalink)
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For those people that ordered on the Premier website...

I was able to placed my order successfully on Tuesday (11/28/06) before Cingular unplugged it.

I spoke with Cingular today and I was told that my order will be shipping my order today or tomorrow the latest. The Cingular Rep also told me that they're getting shipments today and another one tomorrow at their main warehouse (this is like a hub facility where all orders get shipped, Cingular must have couple of hubs in United States).

Good luck to everyone and hope you get your Pearl this Friday!
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I also ordered on the 28th from Premier and was told the same thing, that I should have my Pearl on Friday. I ordered NextDay!!! Can't wait....
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Thanks for sharing. I would jump for joy except I have already been through that too many times. I will just hope that this date is true....at least it is after the T-mo exclusive so let's hope it happens!


told you so, announced today.
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:17 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Hahahha thanks!! I am very happy. I am sure you understand why I couldn't jump for joy just yet but now I can!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:55 PM   #35 (permalink)
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i just called Cingular Business and i cannot order a Pearl yet. :(
the rep told me that she is being told it is coming soon. I wish i could order one....
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Any of those out there who like me ordered through Premier on Tuesday, have anyone gotten his/her order yet? Or at least, do you show a status of "shipped" on the website?

I called yesterday, was told that my phone should be shipping yesterday or the latest today. Called twice today, last time the rep told me the phone was out of stock and is in backorder. He added they are expecting a shipment today and my phone should ship tomorrow.

I then asked if that meant I should get my phone on Saturday since I paid for Next Day delivery? He said they can't do deliveries on Sat, that's crap since FedEx does deliver on Sat. He said more likely Monday/Tuesday.

Anyone out there with similar experiences? Thanks
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