Update: This preview was written based on limited experience with this device. A much more in-depth version, based on extensive use of this model, is now available: BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Review
RIM formally took the wraps off the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 at the CTIA tradeshow this week, and Brighthand’s Kevin O’Brien was there to record some video of this not-yet-released clamshell device in action.
More About the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220
This model makes for the most significant form factor change for a RIM device since the SureType keyboard was added to the Pearl line.
On the outside of this BlackBerry’s clamshell will be a small external screen and a 2.0 megapixel camera. On the inside will be a a 320-by-240-pixel (QVGA) internal screen and a SureType keyboard. A 900 mAh battery and the microSDHC memory card slot will sit behind the keyboard.
This quad-band GSM smartphone will include Bluetooth 2.0, 802.11b Wi-Fi with UMA support, and assisted-GPS.
The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 has not been announced for any specific carriers at this time.