The BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 is now offered as low as RM199 on Maxis. This price is tied with a 24 months contract of BIS Pro that costs RM90/month with 3GB of data. The BIS Pro is available to be added on to your existing Value Plus, Value First and even supplement plans on Maxis. As comparison, the Pearl 3G was previously offered at RM599 on the same plan and contract period.
To recap, the BlackBerry Pearl 3G is not your typical BlackBerry as it comes with a more traditional mobile phone keypad instead of a full QWERTY keyboard. You can check out more details of the BlackBerry Pearl 3G in our previous post here.
For more information, head to Maxis BlackBerry page here.
Original Post: Maxis has officially revealed the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 with its postpaid and Hotlink prepaid bundling. Few months ago, Maxis had already dropped hints via twitter that they are offering the device. The Pearl 3G is a different device from your typical BlackBerry as it uses a normal keypad rather than a full QWERTY keyboard. You can check out the demo video of the Pearl in our previous post.
The Pearl 3G retails at RM1,299 and Maxis is bundling the device with paid in advanced BIS subscription. For Postpaid, it comes bundled with 12 months BIS Advance plan of RM360 (RM30/month) for a total of RM1,659. For Hotlink prepaid, it goes for RM1,479 with 6 months BIS.
For more info, head to Maxis’s BlackBerry page here.
There’s two version of the candybar Pearl, the 9100 sporting a SureType QWERTY keypad while the 9105 uses a more traditional mobile phone keypad layout.
In terms of specs there’s no difference between the two except for the earlier mentioned keypad layout. Both versions of the Pearl will have 256MB of internal storage with support for MicroSD storage expansion up to 32GB. 3.2MP camera with flash is standard along with digital zoom, autofocus and video recording. Like the Bold, the Pearl will also feature an optical trackpad. Connectivity wise, the Pearl is RIM’s first ever device to support WiFi n standard along with b and g. It runs on UMTS/HSDPA 3G networks as well as EDGE/GPRS/GSM. GPS and Bluetooth 2.1 is also standard.
As usual, with this kind of things, there’s no details on pricing, plans and launch date but we keep you updated on the latest developments. Stay tuned.
In the meantime checkout the BlackBerry Pearl promo video after the jump.