BlackBerry Pearl and Curve Trackballs Being Replaced For Free At…

T-Mobile is replacing the antiquated trackballs on BlackBerry's Pearl 8100 and 8120, and the Curve 8320 smartphones for free from the 15th of February, to any customers who are having problems with them. It's one of the reasons RIM moved from trackballs to optical trackpads, so if you aren't having problems yet, mark… » 1/29/10 5:19am 1/29/10 5:19am

Verizon Finally Gets BlackBerry Pearl Flip, Adds Inflated Pricetag

After literally years, Verizon announced today that it will finally be carrying the BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone. It's the same phone we know and tolerate, except with a really dumb caveat: it's priced at $129 after rebate. What? » 6/04/09 11:45am 6/04/09 11:45am

The Blackberry Pearl Teaches Consoles a Thing or Two

Acidmods just can't get enough of hacking up our console controllers, and now the company has replaced the Wiimote's A button with a clicking trackball (a la Blackberry Pearl). The result is an easier way to scroll through webpages and certain menu systems, as you can see in this video: However, this trackball was… » 11/12/08 11:15am 11/12/08 11:15am

Turn Your BlackBerry Curve or Pearl Into a Shiny Storm In One Easy Step

That is, once you've put on the blinders necessary to peer only into the screen to enjoy this $7 theme add-on, which ditched the Pearl/Curve's rough quasi-future typography (thank God that has been changed) and icon set in favor of the Storm's slick new UI. The icons even look like they're being touch-clicked when you… » 10/14/08 9:20am 10/14/08 9:20am

BlackBerry Pearl Flip Review

If it hadn't been leaked so damn much » 10/13/08 2:00am 10/13/08 2:00am, the would be something of a surprise. Not simply because it's the first-ever clamshell BlackBerry, but the fact that RIM went in this direction at all, especially when you look at of its , with their clean, almost aerodynamic lines, and compare them to this beefy slab of a…

RIM Opens Up About BlackBerry Pearl Flip Phone

RIM just got official on its BlackBerry Pearl Flip ( aka » 9/10/08 1:11am 9/10/08 1:11am the ). Still a kinda clumsy-looking piece, the Pearl Flip is the candybar Pearls, but you know, fliptastic, with an an external display for previewing incoming texts, emails and phone calls. Watch for it at T-Mobile soon. []

Pokemon DS Lite Hits US, Only Slightly Embarrassing to Own

The limited-edition Pokemon DS Lite was actually released in Japan back in 2006, but is just now showing up in a Gamestop ad in the US. The flashy, surprisingly mature paintjob features Dialga and Palkia, the two Pokemon—Poke mons » 8/08/08 3:30pm 8/08/08 3:30pm? Poke?—from the Diamond and Pearl covers. It looks to come with a nice bundle, including…

BlackBerry Pearl Gets Google Maps with Voice Search

Google has just released a new version of their maps application that supports voice recognition search on the BlackBerry Pearl. That means Pearl users can load Google Maps, hold a side button, say "pizza, i said PIZZA...PEE ZZ UH" and have the application magically find tacos in your immediate vicinity. This upgrade… » 7/03/08 10:02am 7/03/08 10:02am

BlackBerry Bold (aka 9000) Officially Official

They said RIM's BlackBerry 9000 would be formally announced <a href="http://gizmodo.com/388931/rumor-blackberry-9000-to-be-announced-on-may-12

">on the 12th. They said it would be called <A href="http://gizmodo.com/389248/is-the-blackberry-9000-really-going-to-be-called-bold

">the Bold. Photos suggested that it would be the… » 5/12/08 12:01am 5/12/08 12:01am

BlackBerry Users Get XM Radio, Excuse to Take Phones Into Bathrooms…

I used to sleep through class by tuning my cellphone's FM radio to a classical station, sitting in the back, and putting a jacket over my face, so this XM Radio on BlackBerry is pretty spectacular news. All you need is a BlackBerry 8800, 8700, Pearl or Curve and $7.99 a month. You'll get 20 "exclusive" XM channels (list… » 4/03/08 2:44pm 4/03/08 2:44pm

T-Mobile Blackberry 8820, 8120 Launch Gets Scheduled

US T-Mobile subscribers who've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of new Blackberrys (I'm sure you're out there guys) can relax. The Blackberry 8820 will be available as soon as March 24th, and its smaller cousin 8120 hits the upgrade program on April 14th. No word on how much they'll cost you, though. [BoyGeniusReport] » 3/21/08 10:35am 3/21/08 10:35am

BlackBerry's 8120 Pearl Goes Wi-Fi For AT&T

The Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry Pearl, which was previously Europe-only, has finally made its way into the US by way of AT&T. The 8120 had a 2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, and a price of $199 with a two-year contract and rebates. What would you use that Wi-fi for? How about watching TV shows over Slingplayer? [Crave] » 3/13/08 1:00pm 3/13/08 1:00pm