One of our anonymous sources hit us up with two new pictures of the upcoming BlackBerry Pearl 9105 with its T9 keyboard. As you probably know by now this variant of the upcoming Pearl line will have a regular phone keyboard not a SureType keyboard which is a first for RIM. RIM has also thrown in some new input options to make use of this new keyboard which includes support for:
- Compound words
- Context learning
- Auto word learning
- Using contacts as a data source
- predictive typing (Probably based on T9)
- Including spell check variations of words in predictive typing
Should be interesting to see how RIM pulls this off. Our source let us know that these pictures originally came from the Google Group id-BlackBerry-archive at this link but it seems like that thread was deleted. Kudos to whomever put it out there!