Research in Motion has introduced a new WiFi feature for its BlackBerry 9100 or the Pearl 3G. The new handset comes with WiFi 802.11n (Wireless-N) support in addition to the common 802.11b/g.
The Pearl 3G measures 108x50x13.3mm and weighs 93g and comes with a ‘condensed QWERTY keyboard’ that allows the user to press one key for more than one letter. This is part of the SureType keypad.
The handset is powered by a 624MHz processor with 256MB RAM and comes with a 360x400 pixel display. The phone is equipped with a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash.
In addition the Pearl 3G allows tri-band 3G with HSPA connectivity support and quad-band GSM with GPRS/EDGE. It also features microSDHC support for memory expansion up to 32GB. The phone runs the BlackBerry OS 5.0. It comes with a 1,140mAh battery that offers up to 5.5 hours talktime on 3G.
The new BlackBerry Pearl 3G will become available at the start of May.