UMA BlackBerry 8120UMA or Unlicensed Mobile Access has come to the BlackBerry. If you want in-depth and easy-to-read explanation of UMA, read this article by Audrie written way back. In short, with UMA technology, your BlackBerry Pearl could seamlessly operate between GSM and GPRS networks (licensed) to unlicensed networks like Bluetooth and WiFi. The new 8120 will have WiFi built-in to benefit from UMA. The 8120 Pearl was originally realesed without WiFi.

Rogers offers more: "In addition to Wi-Fi connectivity for both voice and data, the BlackBerry Pearl 8120 smartphone offers rich multimedia features and the industry's leading mobile messaging capabilities in an amazingly compact and stylish design," said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "The Rogers Home Calling Zone service adds another valuable dimension to the customer experience and helps make the new BlackBerry Pearl 8120 an ideal phone for both personal and business use."

It's only available in titanium color for now. Rogers is offering it for $249.99 with a 3-year contract.