Blackberry Pearl Kickstart 8220 launches today


Well this phone isn’t really coming as much of a surprise to anyone. We’ve seen an unboxing here, we’ve seen an unboxing there, and that at one point or another its had about 17,000 different code-names. I keed, I keed.

We’ve stuck to an October 13th launch date for a while now so shoot down to your nearest T-mobile store and pick this “little” flip up. Availability today is in Black with the Red version coming the following Monday, October 20th.

This really breaks down to a great entry phone for those who want a compact form factor yet don’t need the wizardry of the G1. She’s compact, loaded with the newest Blackberry OS (which means html email finally!), a 2 megapixel camera and is hotspot@ home compatible.  Pricing breaks down as follows:

* New Activation 2 Year Contract $149.99 (after $50 MIR)
* New Activation 1 Year Contract $199.99 (after $50 MIR)
* Full Upgrade 2 Year Contract $167.99 (after $50 MIR)
* Full Upgrade 1 Year Contract $217.99 (after $50 MIR)
* Partial Upgrade: TBD
* Retail Price: $349.99

For anyone who truly hasn’t seen enough of this phone to warrant a car ride to your local store, Engadgetmobile has a beautiful gallery to aid in your decision.



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