Upcoming BlackBerry Pearl 9100 to have QWERTY keyboard?

Here’s a bizarre twist from all the previous video/images of the upcoming BlackBerry Pearl 9100. RIM has yet to announce the updated version but we’ve seen videos that showed the smartphone with the new trackpad and is WiFi enabled… but a picture has surfaced from Chinese cell phone parts retailer TrueSupplier have put for sale a “OEM Blackberry Pearl 9100 Keyboard Keypad Black”. It’s not currently available but it’ll retail for $16.99.

Yup… perhaps gone are the days of RIM’s tight SureType and possibly saying hello to a full QWERTY stuffed into the small device. This would be a great transition for them as more people are getting comfortable with a QWERTY device.

In Canada, it’s rumoured that TELUS, Bell, Wind and Dave will bring the 9100 when it becomes available.
What do you think… will it surface?

Via: CIO & TrueSupplier