Research In Motion (RIM), makers of the popular mobile phone brand BlackBerry, have today announced their first flip-open phone, the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone. The phone has been in the news for quite a while now, with all the publications dubbing it as the ‘kickstart 8220‘.
The phone is a quad-band EDGE based smartphone that boasts two color displays – the internal with a 240 x 320 LCD screen while the external LCD is capable of previewing incoming emails, text messages and phone calls. The Pearl Flip is Wi-Fi enabled for faster browsing and comes with an interesting feature – Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD). Like most other smartphones in the market, the phone has the usual features built into it.
USA’s T-Mobile will be the exclusive carrier of the phone, with other carriers around the globe getting the phone soon.
Personally, I’d prefer the bold than the flip.