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RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G (photos)

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G is a great little global smartphone if you can deal with the unusual keyboard.

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RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G is the first Pearl handset RIM has released in almost two years. It is updated with GPS, 3G, and a new optical touch pad.
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Front

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G has a 2.26-inch display and ships with OS 5. It is upgradeable to OS 6 however.
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Back

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G for AT&T comes in a nice red finish. On the back is the 3.2-megapixel camera.
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Side

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G is quite slim at only 0.52-inch thick.
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Keyboard

The RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G has a SureType keyboard that consists of 20 keys. Each key has two characters.
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Typing

Not everyone will take to the SureType keyboard, but we found it quite easy to use, thanks to the SureType autocomplete software.
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Palm

Thanks to the more compact keyboard, the RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G is slimmer and more lightweight than traditional BlackBerry handsets.

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