Feeds

Vodafone UK takes a shine to RIM's Pearl

Carrier starts pre-order round

Business security measures using SSL

Vodafone has quietly begun offering Research in Motion's BlackBerry Pearl email phone to new customers. The carrier is currently taking pre-orders for the handset on its UK website.

Pearl is RIM's first device to offer media playback features and to focus more on consumers than executives. It's got a 1.3 megapixel camera, quad-band GSM/GPRS reception, Bluetooth and the company's push email offering. The QWERTY keyboard uses RIM's SureType prediction system, and there's a trackball control in place of the usual BlackBerry jogwheel.

vodafone blackberry pearl 8100

Vodafone's version of the BlackBerry 8100 - as Pearl is officially called - will cost anywhere from nothing at all to £250 inc. VAT, depending on which airtime package buyers choose and the length of their contract period. The carrier didn't say when it expects the Pearl to ship. ®

Related reviews

RIM Blackberry Pearl 8100
Vodafone HSDPA 3G broadband data card

New hybrid storage solutions

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.