The onslaught is upon us! This is the week when everything in the Canadian mobile landscape will change. First up is Rogers Wireless finally officially announcing the availability of the flip phone from RIM, the BlackBerry Pearl 8220.
This has been heavily leaked for months now and has had rumours of several pricing models. In a press release this morning by Rogers and RIM the pricing is as follows:
“The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone will be available in black from Rogers starting November 4, from $49.99 with activation on any combination of 3 year voice and data plan with minimum combined monthly service fee of $35 per month from Rogers. Some conditions apply. The pink BlackBerry Pearl Flip will be available in the coming weeks.”
The Pearl 8220 will have a SureType QWERTY keyboard, 240 x 320 internal LCD displays, Built-in Wi-Fi (that supports Rogers TalkSpot), 2 megapixel camera with digital zoom, built-in flash and video capabilities,16GB of storage, media player,mobile browser and all e-mail features BlackBerry is known for.
John Boynton, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Wireless. “The BlackBerry Pearl Flip offers discerning customers the ultimate full-featured flip paired with the leading mobile messaging solution on the market.”
More here when the website link is live