T-Mobile gets its own RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120

T-Mobile announces at CTIA 2008 the addition of the RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120.

T-Mobile RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120
T-Mobile RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120 T-Mobile

Feel better now T-Mobile customers? That's right, in case any of you were frothing with jealousy over AT&T's next-gen RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8120, you can rest easy knowing that you'll be able to get your hands on one starting April 14 (you can preregister for the smartphone starting today). The upgrade to the original Pearl brings integrated Wi-Fi, which you can use for Web surfing as well as voice calls since it's compatible with T-Mobile's HotSpot@Home service. You'll also get the benefit of a 2-megapixel camera with video-recording capabilities, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP support, an improved Web browser, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microSD/SDHC expansion slot. We're still trying to confirm pricing for you and will update as soon as we get the information.

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