T-Mobile and Research In Motion (RIM) announced today the launch of the new white BlackBerry Pearl, featuring a stylish new color for the award-winning phone.
BlacBerry's White Pearl main features include: BlackBerry Internet Service which allows access to up to 10 supported personal and corporate email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts; popular instant messaging clients such as AOL, Yahoo! MSN and ICQ; 1.3 megapixel camera with 3 zoom levels (up to 5X) and built-in flash; multimedia player with stereo headset jack with support for MP3 and AAC music
files, as well as MPEG4 and H.263 video formats; high-performance HTML browser for
visiting your favorite web sites while on the go; a newly enhanced version of RIM's popular SureType keyboard technology; an excellent intuitive user interface with an easy-to-use trackball, dedicated 'menu' and 'escape' keys, and context-sensitive menus that make navigation feel instinctive and fast; intuitive call management features such as smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing, and call forwarding; first-rate phone features with Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD), dedicated 'send', 'end', and 'mute' keys, speakerphone, and Bluetooth support for hands-free use with headsets, car kits and Bluetooth peripherals; quad-band GSM/GPRS and EDGE network support for international roaming.
Other features include: BlackBerry Maps, a new application which adds mapping and location-based services to the BlackBerry Pearl; support for polyphonic, mp3 and MIDI ring tones3; a large, ultra-bright 240 x 260 color display that brings images to life; an innovative light-sensing technology that automatically optimizes the screen, trackball and keyboard lighting for indoor, outdoor and dark environments; 64MB built-in flash memory, expandable via microSD expansion slot; BlackBerry Enterprise Server support that integrates with Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise environments and features a new set of IT policy controls for IT departments to manage camera and expanded memory usage.
The new white BlackBerry Pearl also comes with a complement of white accessories - stereo headset, travel charger and USB cable - that are included in the box. Additional accessories for BlackBerry handsets, including premium leather holsters and totes, an automotive charger, and Bluetooth headsets are available online and through T-Mobile retail outlets.
The white BlackBerry Pearl is offered exclusively through T-Mobile in the United States and is immediately available at T-Mobile retail stores, select authorized dealers, and online for about 150$ after a $50 mail-in rebate and an instant discount of $150.