updated 03:15 pm EDT, Fri August 3, 2007
Pearl 2 Coming to ATT Soon
The BlackBerry Pearl 2 (nicknamed the Comet) will represent one of AT&T's most aggressive product launches ever, claims an insider close to RIM's products. In addition to being the primary carrier of the 3.2-megapixel, Wi-Fi-equipped smartphone for the US and potentially North America, the company will offer offer eight different colors upon launch, including blue and gold. This would create one of the widest-ever selections available for an. T-Mobile will also pick up the phone but will have to wait until after AT&T's launch and may only see some of the color options. The initial release is reportedly penned in for early September.
Accompanying the claim is word that the BlackBerry 8310 may serve as an interim model for providers in advance of the Curve 2 and that the latter will require a significant redesign to accommodate both a live GPS receiver and Wi-Fi due to the tight casing. Whether the 8310 will be released by an American carrier before the projected Curve 2 release is uncertain. [via BGR]