Rogers Wireless officially released the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and can be yours for $149.99 on a 3 year plan.
The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 comes in only a titanium-coloured finish and measures 107mm x 50mm x 14mm, with a weight of about 91grams. Here are the more impressive features:
– Built-in Wi-Fi with support for Rogers Home Calling Zone
– 2 megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom, built-in flash and video capability
– externally accessible microSD/SDHC expandable memory slot for additional storage
– Instant messaging with BlackBerry Messenger, Google Talk and Yahoo! Messenger Facebook
– DataViz Documents to Go allowing users to edit Word and PowerPoint files
– Bluetooth (2.0) support for hands-free use with headsets
– SureType keyboard system
– BlackBerry Enterprise Server support
– in-box accessories: stereo headset, travel charger and 1GB microSD memory card.
You can possible save more money as this features UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access) that gives Rogers customers the ability to make calls from home over a wireless Internet connection (but you need Rogers Wireless voice plan, Rogers Home Zone Calling service and a wireless router with a broadband Internet connection). Rogers Home Zone costs about $15 a month.
Here are some quotes from Rogers and RIM:
John Boynton, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Wireless said “Rogers Wireless is proud to add the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 to our extensive lineup of BlackBerry phones, and especially to our innovative Home Calling Zone service, a Canadian first. With the UMA-enabled BlackBerry Pearl 8120, not only will our customers have the benefits of RIM’s world-renowned push email solution, they can also experience the flexibility and convenience using their BlackBerry phone for both home and away, with Rogers Home Calling Zone.”
“In addition to Wi-Fi connectivity for both voice and data, the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smartphone offers rich multimedia features and the industry’s leading mobile messaging capabilities in an amazingly compact and stylish design,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “The Rogers Home Calling Zone service adds another valuable dimension to the customer experience and helps make the new BlackBerry Pearl 8120 an ideal phone for both personal and business use.”