Yet another exclusive for the multinational telco.
Vodafone and Blackberry have become like peas in a pod, so it is no surprise to see the pair have followed up their exclusive on the GPS capable Curve 8310 with another GPS boasting handset: the Pearl 8110.
Like previous Pearls, the 8110 retains its svelte (107 x 50 x 14 mm) dimensions and ultra-portability (88g) but, for the first time, brings integrated satellite navigation to the line. Unlike many GPS phones out there, the 8110’s approach is no token effort either with Vodafone’s ‘Sat Nav’ mapping onboard which includes millions of POIs and even 3D maps.
Aside from the GPS, the 8110 is identical to the original Blackberry Peal, dubbed the 8100, meaning it is quad band, has Bluetooth, a QVGA screen, 2MP camera and the company’s famous email client. On the downside you’ll have to do without 3G or WiFi.
The Pearl 8110 goes on sale immediately on the Vodafone website and is available from free depending on the size and length of your monthly contract. Price plans with mobile email start from £27pm and 12 months subscription to Vodafone Sat Nav is included in the price. It could prove a small price to pay for not getting lost…