In the beginning, The Blackberry was BLACK. and the Palm(R) TreoTM 680 was, eh, “Graphite”. And all was good. Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
Then, the Blackberry came in White. And the Powers That Be saw that it was good.
Now, ATT has deemed that the Blackberry Pearl will come in Ruby Red and the Palm(R) TreoTM 680 will appear in Crimson. And these phones will be compared to the splendor of the heavenly bodies.
Are you ready to convert?
I may get these for testing and review, but until then, here’s the Press release:
Both new colorful models are available immediately and exclusively to ATT customers at Cingular Wireless, now ATT, retail stores – the Treo 680 initially at select outlets and the BlackBerry Pearl at all stores nationwide – and through cingular , ATT’s wireless business-to-business sales organization, authorized dealers and select national retailers.
“The new red BlackBerry Pearl and crimson Palm Treo 680 are the next ‘gotta have it’ wireless handsets from ATT,” said Michael Woodward, executive director, mobile professional solutions, for ATT. “The additional choices of color offer panache and style, and these world-class products boast all of the features that made the original versions very popular among ATT customers.”
The red BlackBerry Pearl’s sleek and stylish exterior measures just 4.2 inches x 1.97 inches x .57 inches, weighs only 3.1 ounces and includes the supple and responsive trackball that makes vertical and lateral scrolling fast and easy. It’s packed with such features as a 1.3 megapixel digital camera, multimedia capabilities and an expandable memory slot along with easy-to-use phone, e-mail and browser applications. The unique “push-based” BlackBerry service gives users synchronized access to both personal and corporate e-mail accounts with attachment viewing and the ability to manage multiple e-mail accounts while on the go.
The red BlackBerry Pearl also includes optional services such as Push To Talk and GPS-based wireless navigation services from TeleNav, Inc. – the subscription-based TeleNav GPS Navigatortm, and the free – and now wirelessly downloadable – TeleNav Mapstm.
The all-in-one crimson Palm Treo 680 smart device is a compact, full-featured mobile phone with an MP3 player, digital camera, camcorder and video player. The Treo 680 includes a built-in QWERTY keyboard that gives users the ability to easily compose and reply to e-mail, edit documents and use a messaging application that displays text-messaging conversations as “threaded chats,” similar to IM. It supports a variety of e-mail platforms, including Good Mobile Messaging from Motorola Good Technology Group and Cingular Xpress Mail.
TeleNav GPS Navigator also is available on the crimson Treo 680 on an optional subscription basis.
For GPS capabilities, both the Treo 680 and BlackBerry Pearl require a Bluetooth(r)- enabled GPS receiver that can be purchased separately.
Like their siblings, the red BlackBerry Pearl and crimson Treo 680 have quad-band capabilities. Both can be used in more than 13,000 cities and towns across the U.S. and along some 40,000 miles of major highways, as well as abroad in more than 190 countries for phone calls and in more than 125 countries to access data.
Both the Palm Treo 680 smart device and BlackBerry Pearl are available for as low as $199.99 with a two-year contract and after rebates.