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  1. jj711's Avatar
    Was just fumbling around on some US providers' sites and the Verizon BlackBerry Pearl is on sale for "FREE... While supplies last"

    Is it possible that the Pearl is being phased out by Verizon? With the new Pearl Flip out on T-Mobile and all the rumblings about the new Niagra 9630 it had me thinking...
    04-13-09 07:32 PM
  2. TheSultan's Avatar
    Well, yeah. I think we all knew that when the turned it into the flip. the candy bar pearl is done.
    04-13-09 07:33 PM
  3. gettinthere's Avatar
    Was just fumbling around on some US providers' sites and the Verizon BlackBerry Pearl is on sale for "FREE... While supplies last"

    Is it possible that the Pearl is being phased out by Verizon? With the new Pearl Flip out on T-Mobile and all the rumblings about the new Niagra 9630 it had me thinking...
    In short? Yes.
    04-13-09 07:40 PM
  4. crackalackberry's Avatar
    pearl being phased out for the flip (8230) and the world edition for the 9630
    04-13-09 07:41 PM
  5. BergerKing's Avatar
    Yes, the Pearl as it exists is reaching the end of life phase. The consumer demand is for faster devices with more memory and function, and the Pearl just doesn't have enough to be viable much longer. It's a nice little device, but new equipment is coming.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-13-09 07:44 PM
  6. jj711's Avatar
    That's what I thought, nice, finally seeing some more movement with Verizon other than the release of the Storm. I love new devices, they're always so shiny and nice (especially BlackBerrys)!
    04-13-09 07:46 PM
  7. TheSultan's Avatar
    Guess they figured girls would now buy the Storm and they didn't need the Pearl to sell them anymore
    04-13-09 07:48 PM
  8. Dug-E Fresh's Avatar
    I would think it is going sooner or later, its been out for a while..
    04-13-09 07:49 PM
  9. Jedi_Blackberry's Avatar
    maybe I should unload the pink pearl I have.
    04-13-09 07:53 PM
  10. Darthkuriboh's Avatar
    the pearl's a POS.
    04-13-09 07:53 PM
  11. TheSultan's Avatar
    the pearl's a POS.
    lol then what would you call the Storm??
    04-13-09 07:57 PM
  12. Dug-E Fresh's Avatar
    lol then what would you call the Storm??
    very addictive
    04-13-09 07:59 PM
  13. Darthkuriboh's Avatar
    lol then what would you call the Storm??

    The next phone I'm going to own.
    04-13-09 08:07 PM
  14. gotblackberry's Avatar
    Even as of now I recommend the curve over the pearl..
    04-13-09 08:31 PM
  15. ok4a56's Avatar
    I guess so, if they are offering a Buy one Pearl get up to 3 free.

    Seems to me they want to get rid of them as fast as they can.
    04-13-09 09:34 PM
  16. gotblackberry's Avatar
    Buy any phone $19.99 or over and get up to three pearls free.
    04-13-09 09:52 PM
  17. DesertDogs's Avatar
    I hope they are phasing it out. The Pearl was the first joke RIM played in devaluing the seriousness of BB. The Storm was the second. I hope there is no third stanza of this old song.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-13-09 10:04 PM
  18. crackalackberry's Avatar
    have you heard of the pearl flip?
    04-13-09 10:07 PM
  19. DesertDogs's Avatar
    I have and that may be number 3.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-13-09 10:13 PM
  20. Hurricane2k9's Avatar
    Am I the only one who finds the Pearl okay? I'm not a BB power user, so it fits my needs fine. SureType isn't that bad... I'd say my biggest complaint about it is that it always puts "ducking" instead of "*******."
    04-14-09 02:31 PM
  21. gotblackberry's Avatar
    I have and that may be number 3.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Haha. That made me laugh.
    04-14-09 02:56 PM
  22. gotblackberry's Avatar
    Am I the only one who finds the Pearl okay? I'm not a BB power user, so it fits my needs fine. SureType isn't that bad... I'd say my biggest complaint about it is that it always puts "ducking" instead of "*******."
    I think the lack of internal memory is most peoples biggest complaint.
    04-14-09 02:57 PM
  23. jcash74's Avatar
    pearl flip for verizon? This would be awesome!!
    04-14-09 09:49 PM
  24. jcash74's Avatar
    Anybody in the know... Please tell me the Pearl flip is coming to Verizon. I love flip phones and really don't need the extra features of the power Blackberries.
    04-14-09 10:10 PM
  25. YourMobileGuru's Avatar
    Anybody in the know... Please tell me the Pearl flip is coming to Verizon. I love flip phones and really don't need the extra features of the power Blackberries.
    The Curve showed the same way a few weeks back and BGR was all on top of it and low and behold it went back to normal. The WHILE SUPPLIES LAST was just their way of saying no rain checks on the BOGO sale. This is probably basically the same thing, only in this case it is free after online discount.

    I'm not "in the know" (ie a VZW employee) but I highly doubt the Perl will be eliminated until the PerlFlip is released, and since we have not seen anything about that lately I don't think it will be for a while yet.

    When the PerlFlip is released then yes, the old Perl will probably find it's days numbered rather quickly. This is obviously just speculation, it's possible that the Perl will stick around for a while but consensus in a number of threads about this on HoFo seems to be it will be gone.
    04-14-09 10:59 PM
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