Rumor: T-Mobile to pass on BlackBerry Pearl 3G

Ari Robbins
Contributing Editor from Atlanta, GA
Published: May 18, 2010

 

If you're one of the many proud owners of the T-Mobile branded BlackBerry Pearl 8120 and have been patiently waiting to upgrade to the highly anticipated 3G version, well then you had better sit down for this one.  Take this with whatever measure of salt you like, but word on the street is that Magenta has decided to pass on adding the BlackBerry Pearl 3G to its lineup.  This a bit difficult to swallow considering the current popularity of the device on T-Mobile as well as the strong reception of the device at WES a few weeks back.

Speculation as to why T-Mobile would pass on the Pearl 3G can be attributed to the possibility of a 3G Curve coming down the pike.  However, the Curve and Pearl have managed to live side-by-side in harmony on T-Mobile for several years, making it difficult to believe that Magenta would ditch one for the other.  But again, this is all a rumor, and truth be told, not a single US carrier has acknowledged they will be carrying the new Pearl.  As usual, father time will be the ultimate judge on this one.

Who's going to be disappointed if T-Mobile doesn't pick up the Pearl 3G?  Let us know in the comments!

Via TmoNews