Confirmed: Sprint Will Ship BlackBerry Pearl 8130 on Black Friday; Moto Q and i335 Coming Too

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Rumor confirmed. On Friday, November 23, better known to you Dealzmodo nuts as Black Friday, Sprint plans to roll out the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 ($200 with two-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate). Buyers of the BlackBerry can also get the new Power Vision BlackBerry Pack: For $30 per month on top of your voice plan, you get unlimited web and data access, unlimited text messaging, support for 10 email accounts, plus Sprint Navigation and Sprint TV, all on the EV-DO network. Black Friday will also bring Motorola's Windows-Mobile Q9c ($150 with two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate) and the slim, sexy and military-grade dust- shock- and vibration-resistant Moto i335 for Nextel ($50 with two-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate). [Sprint]

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@BattMann:

Anyone know when a 3g version of the Pearl will be available for AT&T? How about the curve?!

I recently saw the Pearl and Curve through a T-Mobile rep, and both devices were stuck on the Edge network (they were painfully slow compared to the Treo 700 I was using). That said, I had not even heard there was a 3G version. What does the 3G really mean when (as I understand it) it runs (essentially) on CDMA protocals because they could not get it to work in the GSM space? Why don't they just use EVDO?

Clearly, I am confused.