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The RIM BlackBerry Pearl made quite a splash when it debuted, being the first BlackBerry to have multimedia capabilities and expandable media. Now, T-Mobile and Research In Motion have released a white version to spice things up. See it here along with the original.

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Much like the gem its named after, the new RIM BlackBerry Pearl White boasts a white-hot case. It's available exclusively through T-Mobile for $149 with a two-year contract.
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The BlackBerry Pearl White supports T-Mobile's MyFaves service, which gives you unlimited calling to five contacts, regardless of their carrier(s).
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On the back of the device, there is a 1.3-megapixel camera, a flash, and a self-portrait mirror. The Pearl was the first BlackBerry to have an integrated camera.
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The Pearl's trackball allows for four-way scrolling and makes it easy to navigate the phone's menus.
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While the BlackBerry Pearl White might be latest pretty young thang to hit the cell phone runway, we can't forget the original BlackBerry Pearl that started it all.
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On the right spine of the BlackBerry Pearl, you will find a 2.5mm headset jack, a mini USB port, and a customizable shortcut key.
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There are volume up and down keys and another programmable convenience key.
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The BlackBerry Pearl was a departure from RIM's past devices, which looked blocky and very utilitarian. We much prefer the supersleek and sexy design of the Pearl.
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It's also lightweight, making it easy to carry around in your bag or pants pocket.
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The BlackBerry Pearl White features all the same capabilities of the original Pearl, including push e-mail, a built-in media player, a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and expandable media.
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The BlackBerry Pearl's SureType keyboard requires a bit of a learning curve and can be quite frustrating; that said, it does get easier to use over time.
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While we absolutely appreciate the inclusion of a microSD card slot, we wish it weren't located behind the battery.

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