RIM announces BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

RIM formally announced the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 today.

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.

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 comes with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity, an external LCD (128 by 160 pixel resolution) and a larger QVGA internal display, a 20-key SureType keyboard, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, a 2MP camera, a microSDHC card slot, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a 900mAh battery. It also includes the new BlackBerry Media Sync application to sync iTunes digital music collections with the smartphone. Finished in a chrome frame, it weighs only 102 grams (3.6 ounces) and measures 9.9 by 4.8 by 1.8-centimeters (3.9 by 1.9 by 0.7-inches).

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone will be available around the world later this fall. Pricing details were not revealed today.

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