Bell launching BlackBerry Pearl 9100 May 13th

Ian Hardy

April 26, 2010 4:17pm

Thanks to some friends letting us know that Bell have set a launch date of May 13th for the BlackBerry Pearl 9100.

From the internal document we received it reads “Bell is launching the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 which operates on the HSPA network and will replace its CDMA predecessor, the BlackBerry Pearl 8130… The Pearl 9100 and the Pearl 8130 have similar looks and feels but the Pearl 9100 offers many new and improved specifications including the following: improves operating system from Blackberry OS 4.5 to 5.0, operates on Bell’s HSPA network where the Pearl 8130 utilizes CDMA, supports Wi-Fi, leverages the optical trackpad technology as opposed to the trackball in Pearl 8130.”

Bell is throwing in a 2 GB microSD card and the early pricing as of today is below.  I’m sure we’ll see a drop at launch though because we’ve seen this from another internal pricing model for $79.99 and TELUS has this priced at $29.99:

  • Rob

    The chart is definitely missing the Data ISPR as well. Im guessing it’ll be $100, pricing the 9100 at $29.95 on a 3-year agreement.

  • James

    Does that mean the no contract price will be roughly $329.95??

  • bb147

    Wow! That no contract price is pretty good!!

    It’s still missing data discount.. so after data discount I would say it would match Telus’ $29.99!!

  • David

    It looks like a full QWERTY keyboard; I wonder if there will be a choice……

  • mm

    That keyboard is actually a suretype keyboard, there are two letters on each key.

  • J-M Roubos

    If that is the actual regular price listed there, that is VERY good.

  • No Agenda

    What does the Prepaid price mean exactly? Unlocked or locked? And if someone were to get it on prepaid does this mean we’ll see prepaid data? Right now on the Bell-Telus 3G network ith prepaid data is unavailable.

  • chris

    looking for feed back on this phone. i love what it can do and the size is awsome i have found 1 problem when i put on my sun glasses(oakleys) there seems to bring out a dark shadow on the screen in which makes it hard to see what your typing . tried looking at other models like the curve.even the last model pearl and nothing appears, seems to only see it on this model have tried 3 phones of this model and the same thing. any answers thanks