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The Blackberry Pearl has “Jumped The Shark”

Let me first say that is you don’t know what the term “Jump the Shark” means, you are not alone. I myself have just come to know what this means after somehow running into this phrase online somewhere. What is “Jumping the Shark”? Well taken straight from the site itself Jumping the Shark is “It’s a moment. A defining moment when you know that your favorite television program has reached its peak. That instant that you know from now on…it’s all downhill. Some call it the climax. We call it “Jumping the Shark.” From that moment on, the program will simply never be the same.”

Now while this is usually applied to TV Shows and such, I feel this should apply to the Blackberry Pearl. Don’t get me wrong, the Blackberry is a great phone, and when it came out, it was certainly G Style approved, but now we just think it has passed it’s prime. With the Curve now, the upcoming Bold, Kickstart (which some are believing now will actually be labeled the Blackberry Pearl 8220 or 8210), and the Javelin, it may just be time to let it go with the Pearl. Especially since they are doing quite well in the market and especially since newer models aren’t really bringing much to the table now beyond “new colors”. Like the picture above, T-Mobile seems to be releasing 3 new Blackberry Pearl models in the following colors Tahitian Green, Inidigo and Light Blue. One the software side they are coming with the new Blackberry 4.5 OS, but if you already own a Pearl you can just upgrade to that yourself. So the only reason to get one of these Blackberries, would be if you broke yours. But then again if you happen to break in time of the Kickstat/Pearl 8210/8220 release, you might as well buy that one.

So yes the Blackberry Pearl has “Jumped The Shark”. You was great when you first arrived, but now it is time to retire gracefully while you still can…

Jason Andersonhttp://about.me/jasonlanderson
Jason Anderson is the Publisher & Editor At Large of G Style Magazine. A known gadget head and lover of all things digital. Some of his favorite movies include Hackers, The Net, The Matrix (1, 2, & 3), and Transformers.....see a trend here lol.

3 COMMENTS

  1. i still heart the divaberry AKA the pearl. but while i do consider myself part of the fashionable technicological culture i am holding onto the original pearl!!! i agree that there really isn’t much they can do to improve the model. there was a need to upgrade from the 8700 (we won’t go further back in bb history than this) to the 8800 then to the curve but really if they’re only changing the pearl to a 4.5 OS (which we can upgrade existing pearls to get) why keep reselling it? oh, because people will spend their money if it is called new!

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