I bought my Pearl on January 1 and asked the same question. Of course, no one in the store knew. I called Cingular and of course, they did not know, so they patched me through to RIM and low and behold, whoops, they forgot to put it in. I was told to email their support department and put in my suggestion for it. So we may see it added in a software upgrade sometime. Key is sometime!! I will wait and see. So until know the cap lock is hot down the shift key and type in the letters....arggggh.