Pearl's all well and good, but judging from the sheer amount of buzz, the full QWERTY-sporting 8800 might be the BlackBerry everyone is holding out for. New intel from BlackBerry Cool suggests that we might all have to cool our jets for a full half year before any of the handset's variants filter into stores, but at least we have a little reading material for you in the meanwhiles. The leaked spec sheet promises a landscape QVGA display, 1.3-megapixel cam with video recording capability, 64MB of ROM expandable via microSD, Bluetooth 2.0, speakerphone, and that all-important 802.11g radio. Of course, none of these details are confirmed, but everything seems in line with what we might expect -- including, sadly, the spring '07 launch window.
[Thanks, Gary C.]