Contrary to whatever rumors we perpetuated, Cingular has dropped the Blackberry Pearl in time for the Q4 holiday sales bananza. No doubt this phone will be sold out in the coming weeks leaving numerous Cingular customers itching for a restock. Unlike its Tmobile brethren, the Cingular Blackberry Pearl sports a slightly different look (looks like a blacker body and more grey keys but hard to tell), and push to talk functionality.
In case you forgot the specs:
- Weight: 3.1 ounces
- Dimensions: 4.21 x 1.96 x .57 inches
- Talk Time: Up to 3.5 hours
- Standby Time: Up to 15 days
- Intel® XScale® 312 MHz processor
- Quad-band world phone – 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- Large 65K color screen with adjustable brightness
- 64 MB flash memory
- MicroSD(TM) expansion slot
- Includes desktop software with Media manager
- Warranty: One year warranty on phone and accessories
- All talk, data & standby times depend on network configuration
Available at Cingular for $199 with a 2 year contract ($399 retail) and free shipping with online activation.
UPDATE: Now available at Amazon for $49.99 after rebates.