RIM and announced its brand new 3G ready Blackberry Pearl 9105 Smartphone in India that is claimed to be smallest Blackberry smartphone yet and features, for the first time ever on any Blackberry device, a 14-key traditional phone keyboard instead of Blackberry customary full or half height QWERTY keyboard.
Despite its impressively compact and elegant design, this stylish new Blackberry Pearl 9105 handset is a powerful 3G BlackBerry smartphone with uncompromising performance and rich features that includes all the industry-leading BlackBerry email, messaging and social networking capabilities that so many people love.
The Blackberry Pearl 9105 allows consumers to enjoy a full-featured, easy-to-use and fashionable 3G enabled smartphone that supports BlackBerry Messenger and many other apps while maintaining a handset design and layout that is familiar and comfortable.
The new BlackBerry Pearl 9105 3G smartphone measures less than two inches wide (50 mm) and weighing only 3.3 ounces (93g), it still manages to pack in support for high-speed tri-band 3G (UMTS/HSDPA) networks, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/N wireless LAN and GPS with A-GPS support along with a powerhouse processor that drives visually stunning images on the sharp, high-resolution display.
The smartphone for a change sports a traditional 14-key numeric keypad in place of Blackberry customary full or half QWERTY keyboard and also features an optical trackpad for smooth navigation, dedicated volume and media keys for added convenience. Optical trackpad makes navigation fast and smooth, plus a comfortable keyboard that enables quick and accurate typing. The phone also include SureType software that can complete words as the user types, making texting fast and accurate.
The Blackberry Pearl 9105 support tri-band UMTS/HSDPA and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM networks and it features a large 3.5-inch, 360 x 400 pixels, 256 QVGA display and features a 14-key traditional phone keyboard and touch-sensitive optical trackpad.
The Blackberry Pearl 9105 smartphone is powered by fast 624 MHz Intel processor and runs Blackberry 5.0 OS. Equipped with 256 MB internal memory that allows practically unlimited entries and field phone book and supports Photo ID call with upto 30 received, dialed and missed call records, the Blackberry Pearl 9105 also offers microSD media card support that allows upto 32-GB expandable memory storage. A 2-GB card comes with the package.
The Blackberry Pearl 9105 smartphone’s high resolution landscape QVGA LCD display has intelligent light sensing technology that automatically adjusts both the LCD and keyboard lighting for optimised viewing.
Supporting Polyphonic 72 channels ringtones along with MP3 ringtones and AAC ringtones, the new Blackberry Pearl 9105 smart mobilephone offers exhaustive options for data connection including GPRS Class 10 connection with upto 48kbps speed, EDGE Class 10 with upto 236.8 kbps speed connection, 3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps speed, wireless Bluetooth v2.1+EDR with A2DP connection and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/N Wireless LAN connection.
Blackberry Pearl 9105 3G smartphone is also equipped with standard fast microUSB v2.0 port which is used for both power recharging and PC connectivity for data exchange.
The EDGE Class 10 network connection offered by Blackberry Pearl 9105 3G mobilephone handset allows ultra fast data transmissions, and faster downloads and file transfers, while Bluetooth technology enables communication with other Bluetooth compatible devices and gadgets such as color printers, PDAs and laptops for instant sync-ups, data transfer and print jobs in a flash.
Blackberry Pearl 9105 3G smartphone also features 3.15 Megapixel autofocus Camera with 2048 x 1536 pixels still image resolution, built-in zoom and automatic LED flash. The digital camera is also capable of video capturing in 3 diffrent resolutions – 320×240, 176×144, and 129×96 pixels with live sound in QCIF format. It support video playback in MPEG4, 3GPP and h.263 video file formats.
The 3G ready Blackberry Pearl 9105 smartphone also sports media player application which supports a large range of audio formats including MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA and MP4 and audio player software also offers album art, playlists, equaliser and audio visualisations along with universal 3.5-mm Audio Adapter to plug-in your choice of headphones.
The Blackberry 3G smartphone also has combination of sophisticated styling, excellent navigation, and high-powered applications make it the favorite tool for mobile communication across the globe.
The Premium smartphone also allows voice activated dialing, and feature speakerphone and Bluetooth 2.1 with support for hands-free headsets, stereo headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth accessories.
Handset also allows access to BlackBerry App World, featuring a broad and growing catalog of mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones and there is support for BlackBerry Media Sync for easily syncing photos as well as iTunes and Windows Media Player music with the smartphone.
The new Blackberry Pearl 9105 3G smartphone allows viewing common attachments such as Microsoft’s PowerPoint, Excel and Word. The smartphone allows checking Email or the news in full screen full browser view. The big USP of Blackberry is that it allows PUSH email meaning it automatically collects email and allows you to reply to it while on the move.
The Pearl 9105 handset also features GPS with A-GPS support and comes leaded with Blackberry maps as well as photo geotagging. Google is offering two excellent applications viz Google Talk and Google Local for ready use on the new blackberry 3G that turn this device into a lifesaver at times.
Google Local for the Blackberry is just as good as the one found at Google.com. It is a fast, easy-to-use application that allows you to get directions, find restaurants, and a lot more using your Blackberry. Users can view in both Map and Satellite modes and can zoom in to street level.
The Blackberry Pearl 9105 3G smartphone also supports MMS (Multimedia Message Service) for Multimedia text messaging allowing sounds, pictures, animations and formatted text in SMS message and its integrated image blog features allows sharing photos instantly by directly posting them onto any blog site.
Weighing just about 93.6 gms, the Blackberry Pearl 9105 3G smartphone’s some other features includes; built-in Image viewer and Picture editor software, built-in handsfree Speakerphone, full screen HTML Browser, Java MIDP 2.1 support, picture caller ID, applications such as calendar, currency converter, alarm clock, auto keypad lock, stop watch, and preloaded polyphonic ringtones with ringtone composing application.
Equipped with removable 1150 mAh Li-ion standard battery, the Blackberry Pearl 9105 3G smartphone offers upto 432 hrs of standby time and 5 hrs 30 mins of talk time on 2G while 312 Hrs of standby on 3G and 5 hours of talk time on 3G network.
Though RIM has not announced the price and availability of Blackberry Pearl 9105 3G smartphone in India, it would comes in Piano Black, Opal Pink, Royal Purple, Flash White, Red Gradient colors at estimated price range of Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 30,000.