Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Blackberry's Pearl 2

From a post on PDAStreet, we get more rumoring about the new Blackberry Pearl 2:

· 3.2 megapixel camera
· Flash improvement and 6x digital zoom
· 3.5 mm Headset Jack
· External microSD slot
· SureType device
· New keypad technology
· 240×260 LCD display
· Wi-Fi capable
· 64MB of memory
· Streaming media support
· 4.5 hours of talk time/15 days of standby
· Stereo Bluetooth
· Windows Media DRM & MTP
· New metallic colors
· Top and rear loudspeaker port
· Voice Notes enhancements
· A new battery door latch
· Improved Front Receiver Porting
· Improved Lanyard design
· Improved Mic with wind protection
· Motion Lock
· Improved SIM card holder
· High speed USB
· Improved mechanical design, and build quality

That's a quite a list. Now all we have to do is wait and see what the next round of Pearl 2 rumors will bring us. With the mention of Wi-Fi on this BlackBerry, I'm thinking the Pearl 2 - like the original - could make its way to T-Mobile first; as part of the carrier's upcoming HotSpot @Home Web site, which is supposed to go nationwide sometime this summer.

Since T-Mobile HotSpot @Home is based on Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) technology, it can seamlessly switch calls between a Wi-Fi and cellular connection, depending on which is available and most cost effective at a particular moment. So a user can be on a cellular-call, using the minutes from their mobile plan, but when they walk into their home or in range of a T-Mobile hotspot, the call is automatically moved over to Wi-Fi without interruption, saving those minutes and possibly improving reception.

Sounds perfect for a Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry, doesn't it?

This does sound perfect, we couldn't agree more!

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