The BlackBerry Pearl 8100
was, and still is, a lovely little phone,
pocketable, and rocking that little milky trackball that gave it its name. There's finally a true successor coming down the pipeline (the flippy 8230
not really counting) though it ditches the iconic pearl for a now-standard (and hopefully more reliable
) touchpad. There's a similarly swoopy SureType keyboard and the overall dimensions look very much the same, meaning this should fill the tiny BlackBerry void once again -- whenever it ships.
But of course the original 8100 also had SureType, not QWERTY.
[Thanks, Alex T]