Nice find. Kind of disappointed with the lack of camera but I'm sure others are thrilled that there isn't a camera on there.
Now, if you can find pictures of the rumored Verizon Blackberry Pearl, I'll be one happy camper. Either way, I'm sure my next smartphone will be a Blackberry. Been disappointed by Palm and Windows Mobile. Need to find that device that'll keep me happy.
I'm sure others are thrilled that there isn't a camera on there.
Here's one. I enter too many government buildings and other places that prohibit camera-phones and/or cameras. That said, I have zero use for a camera on these devices. I have a camera phone, but I never (and I mean, never) use the camera feature. That is not to say that I think these devices should not be built with them--I could careless--but I have no use for the camera features.
if so then it wont be far behind the release of the pearl on the 7th
I would be very surprised to see a VZW Pearl come out on the 7th. All rumors point to a Q4 release with the Cyclone being the earlier Q2 release. The May 7th date comes from a financial analyst with no inside insight into VZW or RIM. In addition, the analyst's guess is tied to RIM stock valuations and not VZW and shows a complete ignorance of VZW release habits.
The analyst predicts the May 7 release date because it's a significant date for RIM (they have some formal financial announcements or something). VZW releases phones after they complete their testing and as it fits within their timeline. It is unlikely for VZW to release a phone for sale to coincide with RIM's financial statements. If anything, May 7th could be the formal announcement of the Pearl being launched on VZW at some point in the future, but it is doubtful it will go on sale that day.