Bring on the kickstart(pearl flip??)…


We’ve known for some time that this phone would be hitting T-mobile, but today was an “official” announcement of sorts. Though October is our first guess, we now know that a fall of 2008 release schedule can be pretty vague. Exactly what day is unknown at this point but we have gotten a detailed list of included features, no surprises here but still, its worth posting:


  • Wi-Fi for Mobile Calling
  • High Speed Internet
  • myFaves Enabled
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Internet E-mail
  • Wi-Fi/GPRS/EDGE Data Connectivity
  • 2 MP Camera with Video Capture
  • Voice Activated Dialing
  • Bluetooth
  • Speakerphone
  • Address Book
  • Calendar
  • Sync with PC
  • Instant Messaging
  • Picture Messaging
  • Text Messaging
  • Web browsing
  • QWERTY-like Keyboard
  • Trackball for 4-way Navigation
  • Micro SD Expandable Memory Slot
  • Multimedia Player


  • Black (exclusive to T-Mobile through 2008)
  • Red (lifetime exclusive to T-Mobile)

“Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today unveiled the BlackBerry® PearlTM Flip 8220 smartphone, the first BlackBerry® phone to come in the popular flip form factor.

The new BlackBerry Pearl Flip provides flip phone fans with all the power of a BlackBerry smartphone in a fun and familiar design. One quick flip of the handset opens up a world of possibilities with the industry’s leading mobile messaging solution and a wide range of impressive Internet and multimedia capabilities, all in one powerful yet approachable smartphone. You can send a message to your friends or family, make a call, browse the web, snap a picture, watch a video or listen to your favorite song. It’s all in your control with a simple flip.”

Hit the link for the rest of the press release as long as the brand new website where the classy looking picture came from: HERE