T-mobile Blackberry Pearl Kickstart 8220 Unboxing

Courtesy of boygenius, we have unboxing pictures this morning of my favorite phone to call by three names. Thanks to some high quality imagery we get a much better look at the phone itself as well as the usual range of included items shipping with the phone. Though I was really disappointed to read through boygenius’ quick summary of the phone itself as the words terrible, 2001, letdown, bad, worst and somehow they even managed to fit a Sarah Palin reference into there. That’s when you KNOW it’s bad. Haha kidding, not getting political!

All in all it’s a pretty disappointing super mini-review, I was definitely hoping for a better start to the reviews for this 3 name goodie. Of course judgment is reserved until its in the hand of the users themselves and the real reviews start pouring in.

See more pics and thoughts over at boygenius.





  • SheShe

    black looks waaay better but i still wouldnt get a flip bb

  • T1 Connect

    i would if the g1 wasn’t around. just for the fact that it has individuality. its the only one in its class. plus its got a nice piece of speed on it

  • Am I the only one that thinks this phone is over priced??? When you can get the G1 for $30 more dollars?

  • mundo

    its mine

  • T1 Connect

    @ junior what?

  • dflat7

    Doesn’t do it for me…looks like an old version of the Pearl!

  • @T1……The phone cost $149 with a 2yr aggrement…G1 cost $179 with a 2yr agreement!

  • T1 Connect

    oh my bad havent had my greenery today its not a bad price on att that shit would have probably 250 with a 2yr contract

  • Random!!!!

    Looks liek they took a step back xp. 150 with an agreement? nty

  • Doble-A

    @ Junior

    I have said myself this thing is overpriced. $167.99. No thank you. Can I have my G1 please.

    * 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

    Thanks Tmonews

  • center rep

    I’ve been trying to look at phone prices on the my t-mobile. I keep getting an unexpected error please try later message . im a csr and waiting for info about being able to order the device I was able to see all other phone prices earlier and now zip. anyone think it might be getting updated. hope so. we order devices this way aswell so customers aren’t the only ones who need to order online. hope to get 2 G1’s one brown and one white oh that’s the sexy looking one white! aaaaGGGhh! drool drool drool drool ……..

  • Kay

    I’ve seen it in person and I actually like the phone. It was better than I expected of it.

    No idea why you extect a handset that is to be priced so low to have all the same features of the Bold. It just makes sense to lack something. The Bold is not the ultimate God of Blackberries. Obviously we all know it has it’s flaws too. I don’t think the screen is THAT pixelated to complain about. It’s not a Nokia 2610 or anything.

    I give it a solid A in my opinion and this review does not serve the phone any justice (even though a B+ isn’t horrible or unaccceptable either).

  • Kay

    I do agree the price is way too high also. I meant the phone was priced low in comparison to the Bold. Sorry guys! =).

  • sman234

    well at least the box looks better than the g1’s box

  • RS

    I want one it is better than my old phone. So i like it

  • SheShe

    @Sman234 u mean the box thats gonna be thrown away?

  • Ashley

    This is the best blackberry I’ve used in quite some time. Two things I’m still not sure about are the battery life and whether I like having my SMS/MMS separated from my emails all the time. I like being able to go in one box and catch up without looking elsewhere. I realize this doesn’t have 3G but it is replacing my curve because I can finally starting typing fast again with my man hands. This is the best 2G blackberry out… so its the best tmo blackberry IMO.