BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Hands-on

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Hands-on

Our friends at Switched have managed to get their hands on the new BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220, and here’s what they think of it in a nutshell.

If you are a heavy e-mailer and text-messager, but can’t bear to carry around an ugly, bulky BlackBerry Curve or 8800 Series (and are too cool to user the very-three-years-ago Pearl), then this phone is for you. Despite its use of the slower EDGE (2.5G) network for data, the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 probably the best-performing and most full-featured flip phone out there, essentially delivering all the features of a smart phone (e-mail, browsing, media player, document editing, etc) in a traditional clamshell body. Sure, the iPhone does a lot of that, too (minus the document editing), but not everyone loves a touchscreen. Besides, at $149.99 plus a wide variety of affordable plans from T-Mobile, the Pearl Flip delivers serious bang for the buck for anyone needing a mobile upgrade in these troubled economic times.

Sounds like a pretty good deal at that price, eh?

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