BlackBerry Pearl 9100: Details, Images and Accessories
CIO.com's Al Sacco snapped pictures of the new BlackBerry Pearl 9100 at WES 2010, along with a handful of 9100 accessories.
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
Research In Motion (RIM) officially announced the 3G BlackBerry Pearl 9100 this morning at its annual Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES) event in Orlando, Fla., and I was lucky enough to get some hands on time with both versions of the new device: the SureType-keyboard Pearl 9100 and the Pearl 9105 with RIM’s new T9 keyboard.
The Pearl 9100 will initially be available in four different colors, though it’s unclear which carriers will offer each specific color option. Both T-Mobile and AT&T are expected to begin selling the 9100 in May. The four Pearl 9100 colors on display at WES are black, purple, pink and silver and a cool new two-tone black-to-red fade.
While showing off the new devices to the media at WES 2010, RIM also displayed a variety of new accessories, including silicone “skins” and number of leather holsters.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.