Upcoming BlackBerry Pearl 9100 expected to feature a full QWERTY?

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Upcoming BlackBerry Pearl 9100 expected to feature a full QWERTY?
As there have been leaked shots previously of the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 smartphone, one would really be thrown off after speculations that it might offer a full QWERTY keypad. TrueSupplier, a BlackBerry parts manufacturer, is offering the more spacious full QWERTY keypad for the soon to be available Pearl 9100 – which currently sports the traditional SureType keypad akin to it. Now there seems to be something fishy with this whole thing as it's unlikely that RIM will offer two different variants of the same handset – nor will they offer some kind of interchangeable part to accommodate for both keypads. One thing is for sure, it'd be extremely difficult attempting to type away on the confined full QWERTY option. Although there might be a distinct possibility of this happening, we'd suspect that this could've been used for something like a prototype – still, there's probably a segment out there that would really find this useful on the handset.

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 9100 Preliminary Specifications

via BlackBerry Cool


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5 Comments

1. ibap

Posts: 871; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Proportions seem all wrong for a Pearl.

2. HanfordStore

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

People actually liked the Sure Type... Why get rid of it? DUMB!!!!

3. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

i hated sure type when i had my pearl allthough i did get used to it. i'd prefer a full qwerty but idk if it will be for the better to have individual set keys. I mean the sure type keys were small enough... i'd imagine the qwerty keys being so much tinier. i guess we'll have to see though.

4. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

you can make both...theres a market for small full qwerty

5. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Isnt the sure type the main thing that made the pearl, the pearl? Without it, its not different from the curve really.

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