If there was any doubt in your mind that Verizon will be going pink this month, consider it squashed. The upcoming pink BlackBerry Pearl 8130 is now live on Verizon’s “Next” page. That’s right, his and hers models both appear on the site and the rumor isn’t a rumor anymore. Verizon may have missed the Christmas rush, but they’ll certainly be sure not to miss this coming Valentine’s Day. January 28th is the latest rumored launch date so all the pieces are coming together as expected. The pink model will pack all of the same features found in the silver one of course; high-speed 3G compatibility and BroadbandAccess Connect will keep your girl connected on the device or on her laptop and VZ Navigator capability will keep her from getting lost. Video capture is also supported. It should be noted that the shade of pink pictured is much softer than the day-glow Paris Hilton pink shown in many of the mock ups. In fact, if you’re a really confident guy you might just be able to pull it off. We wouldn’t recommend it though. Seriously, stick with the silver one.


Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.