Only a month after Rogers and TELUS announce the fact that the BlackBerry Pearl 3G will be “Coming Soon” another company jumps into the spotlight, by surprise, to show it’s arrival before anyone else! Virgin Mobile Canada posted their product before anyone else. There are no details about precisely when it is going to be released, however it does at least show it as an available product on their website with Coming Soon evidently displayed.
This new device is looking great being laden with all the latest and greatest. Wi-Fi, optical trackpad navigation, 3.2 MP camera, and a SureType keyboard are just the beginning. Even though I’m personally a fan of the full QWERTY devices, I be lying if I said this didn’t sound like an excellent device.
As of this moment, Virgin Mobile Canada is selling the phone for $349.99 without a contract, or $49.99 on a 3 year contract. The funniest thing about looking at their product page is when you click buy now, it actually said “Sorry, this phone has been flying off the shelves and we’re out of stock. Please make another selection.” Not exactly what I was expecting, but it was definitely good for a laugh. Don’t rush though, because although it’s making pearl lovers more anxious, it’s still not there yet!
Later, but only by about 6 hours, Best Buy’s product pages displayed Rogers even sexier looking Pearl 3G. With a gradient style blended black and red, the Rogers phone, for a fair amount extra, will stand out even more when it’s beside the Virgin Mobile Canada colour sceme.
Weighing in at $79.99 on a 3 year contract or $449.99 with no contract, it does add up to be a substantial percent more than Virgin. Don’t hesitate to check it out on the website either, but to no surprise, Rogers is also “Out Of Stock” at this time!