Seeing red: AT&T/Cingular introduces red BlackBerry Pearl and Treo 680

AT&T officially announced the availability of the RIM BlackBerry Pearl Red and Palm Treo 680 Crimson.

Palm Treo 680
Treo 680 Crimson

Look out! AT&T/Cingular is painting the town red as they officially introduced the red RIM BlackBerry Pearland the crimson Palm Treo 680 today. The Pearl will sport a dark ruby red casing, rather than the blinding hue we had feared earlier . It'll also be the first phone to sport the new AT&T branding. Aside from the cosmetic changes, the blushing smart phone keeps all the features of the original BlackBerry Pearl, including push e-mail, multimedia functions, and push-to-talk capabilities. The red Pearl is available starting today; prices start at $199.99 with a two-year contract and after rebates.

RIM BlackBerry Pearl Red
RIM BlackBerry Pearl Red AT&T

Also, adding a splash of color to AT&T's lineup is the crimson Treo 680. As you may know, the carrier previously only offered the graphite version but decided to add the crimson model to give its business users (and prosumers) more choices when it comes to selecting a smart phone--"corporate going color," they say. The Treo 680 Crimson is available online now and in select outlets, and will retail for $199.99 with a two-year contract and after rebates. Go ahead--add some spice to your life. Es muy caliente!

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Palm Treo 680 - crimson (AT&T)

The Bottom Line: With a user-friendly interface, decent performance, and an affordable price point, the Palm Treo 680 is a good smart phone for the first-time buyer or for mobile users looking to be more productive on the road; we just wish it had a better camera and Wi-Fi support. / Read full review

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BlackBerry Pearl - red (AT&T)

The Bottom Line: The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 improves on an already-impressive smartphone with the addition of GPS, video recording, and 3G support. / Read full review

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