Oct 13, 2008
Nic Cho

T-Mobile Launches New BlackBerry Pearl Flip

One of the world’s leading companies in mobile communications, T-Mobile USA and RIM have jointly announced that the first BlackBerry smartphone to feature Wi-Fi and mobile calling in new flip design – BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220, is now available in US exclusively from T-Mobile.

“The flip phone remains the vastly dominant and preferred design for mobile phones in the United States,” said Leslie Grandy, vice president of product development, T-Mobile USA. “Being the first company in the U.S. to offer the unique BlackBerry experience on a flip phone is a huge benefit for T-Mobile customers.”

Impressive Features Of T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220:

  • 2 megapixel camera with digital zoom, built-in flash and video recording (requires microSD card)
  • Wi-Fi-enabled (802.11 b/g) supporting Wi-Fi calling and fast Web browsing
  • Support for Unlimited HotSpot Calling, offering unlimited nationwide calling over accessible Wi-Fi networks
  • T-Mobile’s myFaves support to stay in touch with those who matter most, with quick, one-click access for instant messaging, e-mailing, texting or calling to your Fave 5 from the Home Screen
  • Enhanced SureType keyboard to support text messaging, picture messaging, instant messaging (six popular clients), personal e-mail (access up to 10 supported e-mail accounts), and corporate e-mail
  • Advanced media player for pictures, music and video with full-screen video playback
  • Stereo Bluetooth support (A2DP/AVRCP) and 3.5mm stereo headset jack
  • Media management software included on the BlackBerry Tools CD, which allows transfer of music files including sync of desktop iTunes music files
  • Enhanced HTML browser for high-performance browsing with a more desktop-style depiction
  • 2.4-inch internal QVGA diagonal screen, 320 x 240 pixels and supporting 65K colors
  • 128 MB of flash memory, 256 MB microSD card included, and support for up to a 16 GB microSD/SDHC card
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE/Wi-Fi network including support for international roaming

“The BlackBerry Pearl Flip takes all the advanced features and refined usability that customers have come to expect from BlackBerry smartphones and makes them available in a friendly and innovative design,” said Mark Guibert, vice president of corporate marketing, Research In Motion. “Whether they are sending text messages or e-mail, listening to music or simply making phone calls, customers are going to love using this phone.”

The new BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone which measures 2.0 x 3.9 x 0.7 inches and weighs 3.6 ounces is now available in T-Mobile stores for about $150, after $50 mail-in-rebate and $150 instant rebate (with new 2-year contract).

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