Following its launch in Spain, Vodafone and RIM have introduced the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 in the UK. Boasting integrated GPS and a 2-megapixel camera, the 8110 is an improvement on the 8100.

The "small and elegant" BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone, one of the smallest and lightest available, offers all that users have come to expect from RIM's handsets - with it users can make calls, email, surf the net, take and send photographs, listen to music, watch and record videos - although unlike some recent models, it does not offer Wi-Fi connectivity.

The smartphone includes the latest release of Vodafone Sat Nav, a 3D navigation application with live traffic and points of interest info.

"The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone is designed for people who want business grade functionality along with advanced multimedia capabilities in a small and stylish package. The addition of built-in GPS along with Vodafone Sat Nav takes the experience a step further by helping you find your way", says Charmaine Eggberry, managing director, EMEA at Research In Motion.

"The BlackBerry 8110 offers all the same great features of the original Pearl 8100 but with some great software and hardware enhancements, including a 2-megapixel camera and built-in GPS. So, alongside our latest release of Sat Nav everyday Vodafone customers have the latest business tools all in one handset, helping them make the most of their working day, wherever they are", comments Kyle Whitehill, director of the Enterprise Business Unit, Vodafone UK.

The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is available on either BlackBerry personal or business price plans with prices starting at free, a subscription is required for Vodafone satnav.