T-Mobile USA Launches First BlackBerry Flip Phone
T-Mobile USA, Inc., and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the BlackBerry? Pearl? Flip 8220 smartphone?the first BlackBerry flip phone?is now available in the U.S., exclusively from T-Mobile.
The new BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone maintains the popular features and benefits of the BlackBerry Pearl; plus it packs numerous enhancements into the sleek and popular flip design. The spacious keyboard allows easy typing and dialing while the flip design helps protect the large, vibrant internal screen and provides the satisfying finality of ending a call by closing the phone. Customers will also appreciate the external display for previewing calendar reminders, e-mail, text messages and phone calls at a glance.
?The flip phone remains the vastly dominant and preferred design for mobile phones in the United States,? said Leslie Grandy, vice president of product development, T-Mobile USA. ?Being the first company in the U.S. to offer the unique BlackBerry experience on a flip phone is a huge benefit for T-Mobile customers.?
The combination of rich multimedia capabilities and RIM?s powerful mobile e-mail solution together with support for text messaging, picture messaging, enhanced Web browsing and built in Wi-Fi? makes the BlackBerry Pearl Flip ideal for balancing a busy lifestyle by enabling customers to share pictures, check the latest sports scores or access social networking sites, including Facebook? and Flickr?.
?The BlackBerry Pearl Flip takes all the advanced features and refined usability that customers have come to expect from BlackBerry smartphones and makes them available in a friendly and innovative design,? said Mark Guibert, vice president of corporate marketing, Research In Motion. ?Whether they are sending text messages or e-mail, listening to music or simply making phone calls, customers are going to love using this phone.?
In addition to the new flip design, the BlackBerry Pearl Flip also provides an advanced multimedia experience through video recording and playback, a 2.0 megapixel camera with digital zoom, stereo Bluetooth? support, and an easily accessible external memory card slot.
The Wi-Fi-enabled phone provides connectivity for both voice and data, as well as support for T-Mobile?s Unlimited HotSpot Calling service offering unlimited, nationwide calling over any accessible Wi-Fi connection including T-Mobile? HotSpot locations nationwide and great in-home coverage. Whether through a Wi-Fi connection or the T-Mobile network, customers can quickly surf the Web, view pictures, send and receive messages, download documents, and access attachments.
Key features of BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 from T-Mobile
Key features of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip from T-Mobile include the following:
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