Gadget Stimulus Plan: BlackBerry Pearl 8100

When the economy is this bad, the first expenditure put on the back burner is usually technology devices. Here at and, we understand the importance of staying connected while on the go no matter what the circumstance. So as part of the Gadget Stimulus Plan we launched in April, we are offering up a red refurbished Blackberry Pearl 8100. This unlocked phone comes courtesy of Read on for contest entry information:

The Pearl offers Blackberry’s famous email client, web browser, a SureType QWERTY keyboard, a 2.2.5″ light-sensitive screen, a 1.3MP camera, and worldwide (quad-band) GSM antenna with EDGE connectivity for data. Being unlocked, you can use this phone on either T-mobile service or on AT&T without the need for a renewal of your contract. Just put your SIM card in and you’re ready to go!

There are three ways to enter:

1) For GBM contestants: What was your first mobile phone? Your answer should be given as a comment.

2) For contestants: Have you ever bought a refurbished device? What was your experience and would you recommend refurbished products to your friends and family? Reply in the comments section.

3) Tweet about this! Send out a tweet to all your friends letting them know you entered this contest. Just copy and paste the following:

I entered to win a BB 8100 from GBM and’s Gadget Stimulus Plan #GadgetStimulusBB. Thx @ComputerGeeks!

You can enter up to three times, one for each option.

A random drawing will be held Friday June 5th on all eligible entries.

This contest is open to U.S. residents only.