This came out of left field. Al over at CIO.com spotted a replacement keyboard from TrueSupplier for RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry Pearl 9100 which shows a full keyboard labeled "OEM Blackberry Pearl 9100 Keyboard Keypad Black." Now this has started a whole flurry on the web since regular Pearl devices all come with a condensed two letters on each key SureType keyboard.
Kevin over @CrackBerry has managed to get some confirmation that the BlackBerry Pearl 9100 will actually come in two models. One with a full QWERTY keyboard and one with SureType. Personally I already find it hard enough to hit the keys reliably on the Bold 9700 compared to the spacious Bold 9000. I wonder what typing on a even narrower device will be like. On the other hand this would solve one of the biggest annoyances with the Pearl line which is the condensed SureType keyboard with no shortcuts.
What do you think? Would you get a Pearl 9100 with a full keyboard?