Rogers Wireless and RIM Launch the New GPS-enabled BlackBerry Pearl 8110 Smartphone

Rogers Wireless (TSX:RCI)(NYSE:RCI) and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) introduced the new BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone. In addition to providing customers with the industry’s leading mobile messaging solution, the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is packed with multimedia features and now includes built-in Global Positioning System (GPS) with mapping software, making it an ideal smartphone for both consumers and business users, on Canada’s most reliable wireless network.

The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone is small, stylish and incredibly versatile. It features RIM’s popular SureType® keyboard system, which has been enhanced to include word completion and a spell checker. Alongside built-in GPS, exceptional mobile messaging and impressive multimedia capabilities, the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 also includes an enhanced visual interface.

Available from Rogers Wireless in an attractive blue finish, the new BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone features, among other things:
-  An ultra-sleek design measuring 107mm x 50mm x 14mm and weighing 91 grams
-  Built-in GPS with BlackBerry® Maps and support for TeleNav® GPS Navigator, which provides audible turn-by-turn directions
-  A 2 megapixel camera with 5x digital zoom and built-in flash
-  Video capture capability, allowing users to record video at up to 15 fps (frames per second)
-  Premium phone features including enhanced noise cancellation to offset background noise, a low-distortion speakerphone, and Bluetooth® (2.0) support for hands-free use with headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and other Bluetooth peripherals
-  SureTypeTM keyboard technology, now including word completion and spell checker
-  An advanced media player, perfect for listening to music and watching videos; also allows playlists to be created directly on the handset
-  A 3.5mm stereo headphone jack, support for the Bluetooth stereo audio profile (A2DP/AVRCP), and dedicated volume controls
-  An externally accessible microSD/SDHC expandable memory slot for additional storage (8GB microSD/SDHC cards are now available on the market)
-  Support for downloading music directly to the smartphone through Rogers MusicStore
-  Instant Messaging with BlackBerry® Messenger, Google® Talk and Yahoo!® Messenger pre-loaded
-  Easy access to the Facebook® for BlackBerry® Smartphones application, enabling fast, streamlined and optimized mobile access to the popular Facebook social utility

Pricing & Availability

The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 retails for $249.99 with activation on any combination of 3 year voice plan and 3 year BlackBerry data plan from Rogers. Some conditions apply.

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 [February 7, 2008]

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