Originally Posted by BBChristopher
Not trying to be difficult, but what is the reason to get a pearl w/no data or email?
There are plenty of phones with better cameras and media abilities....
The Blackberry is plenty useful even without a data plan (though personally, I use BES). It's PIM features aren't the best but for me they're more than sufficient. You can still sync via Desktop Manager/Intellisync to Outlook or other PIM apps. Plus if one does want email or internet access down the road, it's just a matter of adding the data plan and setting things up.
Not everyone has the same needs but thankfully we do have options.