Sprint officially adds the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 to its lineup

After announcing CDMA RIM BlackBerry Pearls, Sprint officially introduces the 8130 to its lineup of smart phones.

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130
RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130 RIM

This doesn't come as a complete surprise since Research in Motion already revealed the existence of CDMA-flavored BlackBerry Pearls, but today Sprint officially announced its plans to offer the RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8130. The sexy little smartphone will be available starting next month, but you can sign up on Sprint's Web site to be notified of commercial availability. The carrier did not reveal pricing at this time.

Taking full advantage of EV-DO and built-in GPS capabilities, Sprint's model will work with the carrier's various Power Vision services, including the Sprint Music Store and Sprint TV, and its location-based service, Sprint Navigation. You'll also be happy to hear that dial-up networking and the A2DP Bluetooth profile are supported on the device. Other highlights include a 2-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities (finally!), a microSD expansion slot, voice-activated dialing and commands, and of course, push e-mail. The Pearl 8130 is sure looking to be one sweet BlackBerry, don't you think?

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