Cingular quietly prelaunches BlackBerry Pearl (updated)
Cingular takes preorder for RIM BlackBerry Pearl
It's been no secret that Cingular would get its own version of the
Update: It's official! Today Cingular Wireless and Research In Motion formally introduced the Cingular-branded RIM BlackBerry Pearl. It will be available in select retail stores, on the Web, and through the carrier's business channels starting tomorrow and in stores nationwide on Monday, Dec. 4. Pricing starts at $199.99 with a two-year contract and after rebates. If you want e-mail, you'll need to tack on some kind of data plan, and if you want to add push-to-talk service, that will run another $9.99 per month. The Pearl also supports the carrier's TeleNav GPS Navigator service for turn-by-turn driving directions.