Vodafone UK and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM TSX: RIM) today
introduced the BlackBerry(r) Pearl(tm) 8110 in the UK with integrated GPS
(Global Positioning System) and a 2 megapixel camera. This popular business
smartphone now includes the latest release of Vodafone Sat Nav, a powerful and
user friendly navigation application, which now offers 3D mapping as standard.
The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 can immediately be ordered online at
The sleek, small and elegant BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone integrates GPS
along with powerful communications and multimedia capabilities. It is one of the
smallest and lightest smartphones available and designed for people who want to
make the most of their work and personal lives.
When combined with Vodafone Sat Nav powered by Telmap, the BlackBerry Pearl 8110
can help customers avoid getting stuck in traffic jams with instant access to
live traffic alerts, and includes information to millions of pointsofinterest
such as hotels, restaurants, shopping and attractions. Customers also get
uptodate maps and directions, as the information is quickly retrieved over the
Vodafone network as needed.
The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is an essential lifestyle tool that offers all the
advanced functionality and the intuitive user experience one expects from a
BlackBerry smartphone. Customers can make calls, email, surf the net, take and
send photographs, listen to music, watch and record* videos, as well as access
their organiser and a wide range of mobile applications
"The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone is designed for people who want business
grade functionality along with advanced multimedia capabilities in a small and
stylish package. The addition of builtin GPS along with Vodafone Sat Nav takes
the experience a step further by helping you find your way," says Charmaine
Eggberry, Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA at Research In Motion.
"The BlackBerry 8110 offers all the same great features of the original Pearl
8100 but with some great software and hardware enhancements, including a 2 mega
pixel camera and builtin GPS. So, alongside our latest release of Sat Nav
everyday Vodafone customers have the latest business tools all in one handset,
helping them make the most of their working day, wherever they are," comments
Kyle Whitehill, Director of the Enterprise Business Unit, Vodafone UK.
So what else is new?
The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 builds upon the original model with both hardware and
software enhancements. The smartphone now features a 2 megapixel camera, with 5x
digital zoom, enhanced flash and the capability to capture video in two
resolutions: 240x180 or 176x144 for sharing via MMS. The expansion memory slot
supports microSD/SDHC cards (8GB cards currently available on the market) for
storing pictures, music and video, and is conveniently accessible from a side
door. Customers can also plug in their favourite headphones or speakers through
the 3.5mm jack. SureType(r) keyboard system now features word completion, easier
editing of misspelled words and a builtin spell checker, while the visual
interface has been improved to make viewing messages and web pages more visually
Pricing and Availability
A 12 months subscription to Vodafone Sat Nav is included to customers connecting
to the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) bought in store, online or through
Vodafone telesales. The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is available on either BlackBerry
personal or business price plans with prices starting at free.
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