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CDMA BlackBerry Pearl Flip due next month?

updated 05:00 pm EST, Thu January 22, 2009

CDMA Pearl Flip Rumor

RIM's BlackBerry Pearl Flip could be available in a version for CDMA networks as early as next month. Alleged sources of BlackBerrySync today claim the previously GSM-only clamshell will be launched on CDMA as the Pearl Flip 8230 and would debut first on Canadian provider Telus as early as February with a "very reasonable" price as well as the same black and pink colors as the phone only available through Rogers in Canada and T-Mobile in the US.

Rogers' model costs $50 on a three-year contract.

Aside from the phone network change, few details are available of what the altered Pearl Flip's hardware would offer. The GSM version carries a 2-megapixel camera, EDGE data and Wi-Fi, but recent CDMA BlackBerries have often dropped Wi-Fi in favor of GPS and have sported EVDO-based 3G. These versions often also end up at Bell Canada in addition to Telus and have lately been headed to smaller providers like Koodo and Virgin Mobile.

by MacNN Staff



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