The Blackberry Pearl, which debuted in 2006. Note the use of a translucent trackball (the “Pearl”) instead of the traditional BlackBerry scroll wheel.
About Nick Waddell
Cantech Letter founder and editor Nick Waddell has lived in five Canadian provinces and is proud of his country's often overlooked contributions to the world of science and technology. Waddell takes a regular shift on the Canadian media circuit, making appearances on CTV, CBC and BNN, and contributing to publications such as Canadian Business and Business Insider.