That T-Mobile isn’t letting grass grow under their feet while waiting for their 1700 MHz 3G network to kick off. Today, the GSM carrier added the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 to their handset repertoire, which brings another decent phone to the UMA Hotspot@Home service. The Pearl can be used for regular voice calls of course, but when in a compatible wireless network, the voice service will switch over to WiFi.
When this service came out, the only supported phones looked like they were from the 1990s. The BlackBerry Pearl now joins the BlackBerry Curve and the 8820, but T-Mo has a long way to go before this service looks glitzy and glamourous. I know the service got a good overview from Matt Miller when it first started; do we have any readers that use it and can comment on the experience? We won’t make fun of your phone… promise! ;)