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Pearl Arrives in Canada

Mark Evans notes that the Blackberry Pearl has arrived here in Canada. $249 after rebates and signing up for a three year contract with Rogers, or $449 with a one year contract. Ouch! It seems steep when compared to the Nokia 6682, another 1.3 megapixel camera phone. RIM ought to bump up the quality of the camera on the Pearl. At 1.3 megapixels, it's pretty dated. Applications like scanr, which turns your camera phone into a digital scanner, copier and fax, would seem to be a great fit for Blackberry's business focused customer base, but require a minimum 2 megapixel camera. Nokia's latest N-Series phones, incidentally, all sport 3 and 5 megapixel cameras.

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  • Chris October 4, 2006, 9:12 am

    Hi, this is Chris from scanR. I of course agree with you on RIM. They should and eventually will put in a better camera. It's unfortunate that they didn't with the Pearl. For another $20 BOM, they could have added the functionality of a $200 scan/copy/fax device.

    Also, I noticed you have a Nokia phone. scanR has a beta for its upcoming scanR for Symbian application which makes it easy to upload multiple photos at once. If you have a S60 3rd edition phone and are interested, please contact me.

  • Alec October 4, 2006, 10:32 am

    I'd love to try it Chris. Drop me an email at alecs@exmsft.com

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