Look what we have here - more pictures of the 3G-toting BlackBerry Pearl 9100. Though it's smaller than the BlackBerry Bold 9700, the 9100's design is a combination between it and the Storm2 9550.
The BlackBerry Pearl 9100 is a nice upgrade from the original model, as it offers Wi-Fi, RIM's new trackpad, and OS 5.0. The most recent pictures show support for the AWS 3G bands (meaning that T-Mobile would be the operator of choice in the States), though I'd be willing to guess that we'll see support for AT&T, Rogers, and WIND as well. I always liked the size of the Pearl, and had no problem with SureType (actually, I've gotten quite fast at typing with it). My two complaints about the device - the trackball and the lack of 3G - have been addressed in the Pearl 9100.
I would consider picking up one as a secondary BlackBerry device. Who's with me - is anyone interested in this device?