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Old 08-15-2007, 01:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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[Per Crackberry.com] Yet more BlackBerry news this week from the Boy Genius - the BlackBerry Pearl 8130, which has commonly been referred to in the past month of rumors as the Pearl 2, will be coming to Verizon in November 2007. That's right Verizon customers, the Pearl 2 exists, and you will be getting a sweet CDMA BlackBerry before the rest of the GSM-using world (although this isn't "official" and a GSM Pearl 2 still has plenty of time to hit the market sooner).

The device looks good though - 2 mega pixel camera with flash, 1xEvDO, stereo bluetooth, and a 3.5mm headset jack. That's all the details for now. More specs are sure to emerge in the weeks ahead.


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Old 08-15-2007, 02:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We at VZW salute you! From no Pearl to Pearl 1.5. I am very happy.
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, definitely Pearl 1.5 ...I'm still kind of curious why some of the features in the GSM Pearl 2 didn't make it into this one... If this doesn't have a 3.2MP camera and side-loading microSD card, then one could be curious why this wasn't released 6-9 months ago.
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Let's see...Alltel is only two months behind on the 8830. Hopefully they can get this one before too long also; I'm not counting on it though. But, it may not be too far fetched as my business rep had a hard time getting hold of a 7130 for me. I have several users that haven't switched to because they need/want the camera so it would be great.

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Old 08-15-2007, 06:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Out of the box will it do HTML email? Or is it too soon to know?
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Im a little confused about the differences between US carrier models.

Im in the UK, does anyone know if/when a Pearl 2 will be released here on any Uk carrier? Sorry if this has been dealt with before.

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Old 08-16-2007, 12:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Whats the chance that Verizon keeps the GPS open on this phone?
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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no chance...they will offer you VZ navigator for 10bux a month tho!
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no chance...they will offer you VZ navigator for 10bux a month tho!
Which is the whole reason they block it in the first place!
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Old 08-16-2007, 03:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Whats the chance that Verizon keeps the GPS open on this phone?
Yeah, no chance, I would hate to see your guys Verizon bills.
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Yeah, no chance, I would hate to see your guys Verizon bills.
Ill compare mine to yours anyday. For me to get the same stuff on sprint as I have on verizon was 70 bucks higher so I have a better deal.
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ill compare mine to yours anyday. For me to get the same stuff on sprint as I have on verizon was 70 bucks higher so I have a better deal.
Sure I'll bite. Just what I wanted to do, argue about wireless rates on the internet.

I tried to make the Verizon plan as close to my Sprint plan as possible, I have a Blackberry and my wife has a generic clamshell. These are the services I care about btw, for instance I don't text.

Verizon
$70 - 700 Anytime Minutes 2 lines night hours 9pm to 6am
$35 - Blackberry Data Plan
$15 - PAM
$120 - Total

Sprint - My Plan
$70 - 800 Anytime Minutes 2 lines night hours 7pm to 7am
$40 - Blackberry Data Plan includes PAM
$110 - Total

Now these are before company discounts and other negotiable discounts.

You start tacking on GPS to an already inferior plan and things get sticky.

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Sure I'll bite. Just what I wanted to do, argue about wireless rates on the internet.

I tried to make the Verizon plan as close to my Sprint plan as possible, I have a Blackberry and my wife has a generic clamshell. These are the services I care about btw, for instance I don't text.

Verizon
$70 - 700 Anytime Minutes 2 lines night hours 9pm to 6am
$35 - Blackberry Data Plan
$15 - PAM
$120 - Total

Sprint - My Plan
$70 - 800 Anytime Minutes 2 lines night hours 7pm to 7am
$40 - Blackberry Data Plan includes PAM
$110 - Total

Now these are before company discounts and other negotiable discounts.

You start tacking on GPS to an already inferior plan and things get sticky.

Sprint

Total service through spring is 219.97 before taxes and misc charges and thats not getting unlimited text messiging thats just with the 300 that was offered while setting the account up.

Verizon I just paid my bill yesterday and it was 239.90 with everything included
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8830/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

Back on topic please.
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:18 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I hopefully vzw will stay on track on their release month...
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If people want to talk prices, then I am curious to hear what people think VZW will ask for this BB. My guess $350 pre rebate/new contract
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Maybe that is the same public pricing as the 8703e...
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Old 08-17-2007, 04:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Unless this and a VZ-curve are CDMA-GSM capable I'll be going to AT&T when my contract is up.
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Unless this and a VZ-curve are CDMA-GSM capable I'll be going to AT&T when my contract is up.
well I would bet money youll be leaving
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:23 PM   #20 (permalink)
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This device has got me seriously excited. My 7250 is great, but I want something new(er).
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