Oh well. Even though The Street announced RIM’s two upcoming phones a bit early this morning, it still doesn’t take away from their appeal. Suits, corporate types and anyone that takes mobile email seriously should take notice. These two are nice.
The Pearl 3G rocks the same specs as its full keyboard brothern, but instead goes at it with a SureType pad instead. Inside is the same hardware for WiFi, GPS, and network capabilities. However, it doesn’t seem that the phone will leave the Canadan boarder and instead be limited to Bell, Telus, and Rogers.
RIM will no doubt fill in the rest of the details later today at its WES show.
Update: RIM just made these phones official by launching their product pages — Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G. Thankfully The Street got most of it right the first time around except it seem Verizon will get the Bold 9650 along with Sprint in May.