Bell introduces the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 smartphone

Nov 9, 2007

Supported by new data plan ideal for consumers and small businesses

TORONTO, Ontario, Nov. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced the
availability of the BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8130 smartphone from Research In
Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM), offering rich multimedia features
together with all the renowned communications and productivity capabilities of
the BlackBerry platform.
"The BlackBerry Pearl 8130 delivers the ultimate wireless email and data
experience for clients looking for both substance and style," said Adel
Bazerghi, Vice President, Products for Bell Mobility. "We are confident its
combination of data speed, functionality and style will resonate particularly
with consumers and small business professionals looking for a phone that lets
them work, play and connect with ease."
The BlackBerry Pearl runs on Bell's high speed mobile network, the
fastest and largest available across North America, which is ideal for
emailing, mobile browsing and viewing attachments.
"The BlackBerry Pearl 8130 is an exciting and highly anticipated product
and we are very pleased to be introducing it to Bell customers across Canada
today," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In
Motion. "Many people will be drawn to the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 for the reason
that it delivers best-in-class features and usability while still managing to
be so small, light and fashionable."
Bell is also introducing new rate plans for RIM BlackBerry smartphones,
aimed particularly at consumers and small businesses. For $20 per month, the
Email and Internet BlackBerry 20 feature offers 2 MB of data use with the
data-efficient BlackBerry Internet Service, providing real-time push-based
access to popular web-based email services, such as Sympatico, Yahoo! and
Gmail, as well as messaging and web browsing.
For another $15 per month, the BlackBerry 15 Add-on provides an
additional 4 MB of data use for even more emailing, mobile browsing, and text
and picture messaging. The feature also includes certain smart touch features
such as Message Centre Express and Call Display. For lighter users, there is
an Email BlackBerry 15 feature offering 1.5 MB of email for $15 per month.
Available from Bell in an attractive amethyst colour, the BlackBerry
Pearl 8130 includes:

- Windows Live Messenger for BlackBerry smartphones, offered exclusively
by Bell
- Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones, a new software application which
enhances the capabilities of Facebook for mobile users beyond a mobile
browsing experience, with picture uploading, automatic message delivery
and more
- SureType® keyboard technology, now featuring word completion and
spell check
- Built-in GPS and mapping software, making it easy for clients to find
their way with turn-by-turn navigation
- Access to ring tones and screen savers offered by Bell
- Two megapixel camera with flash, zoom and video capture
- Enhanced media player, perfect for listening to music and watching
- Convenient external accessible microSD/SDHC memory card slot, providing
plenty of storage space for music, videos and pictures
- Bluetooth® stereo audio support and 3.5mm stereo headphone jack,
compatible with standard MP3 player head phones
- Roxio Photosuite® LE, included as part of the BlackBerry Desktop
Manager software, which makes it easy to edit pictures and create photo
- Ultra-thin high-capacity removable battery.

The BlackBerry Pearl is available from Bell Mobility for as low as
$149.95 on a three-year plan. For more information, please visit

About Bell

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Communications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit For corporate information on BCE, please visit

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relation to third-party products or services.

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