AT&T Launches Blackberry Pearl 8110
AT&T Inc. and Research In Motion has announced the launch of the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone, which includes built-in global positioning system (GPS) support for location-based applications and services.
Combined with navigation and mapping applications such as AT&T Navigator, the handset provides turn-by-turn voice and on-screen directions with colorful 3-D moving maps that can be used in vehicles or while walking. AT&T Navigator also alerts users through voice and on-screen prompts to traffic slowdowns and incidents along their programmed travel route, and it provides customers with the option to choose an alternative route.
The smartphone features a display that supports more than 65,000 colors and automatically adjusts brightness based on surrounding light levels.
The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 also is the first BlackBerry that enables users to wirelessly download AT&T's popular — and free — YELLOWPAGES.COM Mobile application directly from an icon on the smartphone. Customers can easily find and map local businesses, save favorite listings and get step-by-step directions to or from any location.
The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 also features impressive multimedia capabilities, including an advanced media player that is ideal for users who want easy access to music and videos while on the go. It also includes a 2-megapixel camera that supports video recording,1 a 3.5-mm stereo headset jack, externally accessible microSD™/SDHC memory slot for additional storage, high speed USB and Bluetooth 2.0 with support for headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and other Bluetooth accessories.
The global capabilities of the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone from AT&T utilizes AT&T's industry-best domestic and international wide area wireless data coverage. The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is powered by AT&T's nationwide2 EDGE network — the largest high speed national wireless data network in the U.S. — with availability in more than 13,000 cities and towns and along almost 40,000 miles of major highways. The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 can also keep users who are abroad connected with wireless e-mail, Internet access and other mobile applications through data services in more countries than any other U.S. carrier, with data-roaming in more than 145 countries. Customers can also use the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 to make or receive voice calls in more than 200 countries.
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