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

  • slappynoname

    I had a chat with my blackberry rep today and he had a couple bits of info. first their is very little chance that we are going to are anything else from rim other than the kickstart this year. that means no curve replacement. he also said that their is a chance that the kickstart might be 3g by the time that it launches. I

  • Pythagoras

    the phone looks good, but the problem with a blackberry is you have to pay RIM to play

  • terryjohnson16

    Slappynoname: It will not be a 3G device.

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  • David

    @Terry, thanks for posting it…

    I was just going to add it in and saw your post, I wasn’t aware those other sites would post that RIGHT after me…

  • T1 Connect

    Tmobile rules the cool phone market somthing sweet

  • Drew

    This will be a good phone for some people. With the Blackberry Pearl “Flip” and the upcoming GSM-phone Javelin (which I’m sure will replace the curve) T-Mobile will have a GREAT line-up for their blackberry addicts.

    However, I’m looking forward to the G1 announcement today the most :D

  • christina

    im actually disgustingly excited for this phone…. lol. i guess its a good bridge until they get the storm/thunder over to gsm and then maybe someday to tmobile… lol.

  • Neo

    What do you mean hear nothing new From RIM? Blackberry Bold? < Possibly the Curve replacement. BTW those of you who have a broken shadow are being exchanged for the Blackberry 8120 for a few days as an exchange OPTION. Although I wouldn’t ask for it just ask for something besides the shadow if it needs replaced.

  • Kaminsky

    I can not wait till that phone comes out…I want a red one…

  • RockTripod

    Haha. I’m already guaranteed to win one via the sales contest we’ve got going on right now. From what I heard, its got a screen damned near what the Bold has, and the same generation of software. Woohoo!

  • se30chris