Cingular announced the BlackBerry Pearl - the first BlackBerry to sport a camera and is also the first to use a trackball instead of scroll wheel. The Pearl contains all of the email features BlackBerry is famous for, and is designed for consumers instead of business users.
the BlackBerry Pearl includes such features as:
- EDGE high-speed data
- Push-to-talk (new to Cingular)
- TeleNav GPS Navigator (new to Cingular, Bluetooth GPS required)
- 240x260 pixel display
- Bluetooth 2.0
- 1.3 megapixel camera
- Media player, MP3 /AAC/MPEG4/H.263
- 64MB memory plus microSD slot
The Pearl Cingular is now available from Cingular for as low as $199 with a 2-year contract. The Pearl should begin shipping from Cingular by December 4th.