AT&T Announces New BlackBerry Curve 3G and Pearl 3G
Looking for a new AT&T BlackBerry but aren’t digging the new Torch? Well, before you buy that Bold 9700 or Curve you may wanna listen up, as AT&T and BlackBerry are planning to add a few more BlackBerrys over the coming weeks that should definitely make any BlackBerry fan excited.
Starting October 17th (two weeks from today), AT&T will be launching the all new Pearl 3G (aka the Pearl 9100). The Pearl 3G is the next generation of the popular but old Pearl series. This is great for anyone who is loved the Pearl’s sleek design, but wanted it to be a bit more “modern” specs wise (the last AT&T Pearl was the 8120, and that was way back in 2008). And this new Pearl is definitely a lot more up-to-date, packing all the traditional BlackBerry features like a trackpad, 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, WiFi with support for the latest wireless N networks, GPS (something you couldn’t get together with the older Pearl, you either had to get one with GPS or WiFi), and of course– 3G (another thing sadly missing from the old AT&T Pearl line). You also get the awesome SureType keyboard (like on the original Pearl, which puts two letters on a key to give you a full keyboard while still keeping the sleekness), and other BlackBerry standards like BBM and the App World (there is no word from AT&T however if/when the Pearl will get the new BlackBerry 6 OS).
The Pearl 3G will cost $149.99 with a new 2 year contract and data plan when it launches on in red the 17th.
Just like T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint, AT&T too will soon launch their own version of the Curve 3G (aka the Curve 9300). Coming “in time for the holidays,” AT&T’s new Curve 3G will feature pretty much identical specs to the other Curve 3Gs’– the great BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard, trackpad, 3G (again, something older Curves on AT&T– even the recent 8520— lacked), WiFi and GPS, and a 2 megapixel camera with video recording.
You also of course get BBM and the App World, and AT&T also announced that the Curve 3G will get BlackBerry 6 OS (and with it, updates like that much better browser), though an official date for when that update will occur hasn’t yet been revealed (all that’s been said was that it would come in “the coming months”). The Curve will cost $99.99 with a new 2 year contract and data plan.
So, any AT&T users looking for a new BlackBerry gonna wait for one of these or are you gonna go with a current Curve, Bold or Torch instead? Let us know in the comments.
Posted on October 3, 2010, in Cell Phones and tagged att, Blackberry, Blackberry Curve, blackberry curve 3g, blackberry pearl, blackberry pearl 3g, curve 3g, pearl 3g, rim. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.