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T-Mobile parting ways with the BlackBerry Pearl 3G already?

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T-Mobile parting ways with the BlackBerry Pearl 3G already?
Considered to be one of the most successful BlackBerry handsets to be sold through T-Mobile, there are many customers looking forward to the officially announced BlackBerry Pearl 3G to take over the aging BlackBerry Pearl on T-Mobile's lineup. Unfortunately things may not come to fruition like what we've witness with some of Canada's top wireless carriers as they openly take up the offer that accompanies the BlackBerry Pearl 3G. However, it's rumored that T-Mobile is going to pass up on RIM's latest entry-level BlackBerry smartphone as a speculated new 3G enabled BlackBerry Curve model is in the works. This could surely point to be some disappointing news for many customers, but it seems almost unfathomable that they would already part ways with the device without giving it a chance. Without any official confirmation surrounding the matter, you just can't help but think that there is still some hope for those customers yearning for a true successor to the BlackBerry Pearl.

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G Specifications

source: BerryReview via CrackBerry

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)

That would be a stupid move. The 3G Curve is possibly going to be the 9700 w/ the Curve's keyboard. They'd be better of just going w/ the whole new design language of the Pearl 3G. If any BBerry is destined to be hot this year, the 9100 is that BBerry...

posted on 18 May 2010, 20:18

2. tmofanboy432 (Posts: 139; Member since: 12 Jan 2009)


posted on 19 May 2010, 09:22

3. snakemann (Posts: 50; Member since: 17 Apr 2008)

that is shocking to hear that TMO is not wanting the one device that started the BB craze for them...

posted on 19 May 2010, 17:53

4. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

noone actually buys the pearl anymore. Its so rare. Its not a hot seller for any carrier. People want the bigger screens and this and that. Yea, theres a market for the pearl, but it has shrank with every iteration. From a business standpoint, its barely gonna be missed. People want bolds, storms, iphones, androids... the only time a pearl sells is on its cheap pricepoint. And since internet is now mandatory on tmobile contracts, would you rather pay 30 a month to look at a pearl screen on the internet, or a bold or nexus?

posted on 24 Oct 2010, 14:48

5. Richard (unregistered)

I'm Not signing my contract unless T-Mobile gets this phone. Im ready to leave T-Mobile and go to AT&T since they confirmed this phone already. Hopefully they realize how big of a deal this would be, since the 8100 brought them so much customers it only makes sense to re-release the UPGRADE to their Notorious Pearl 8100 series.

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