AAPL Stock: 117.81 ( -0.22 )

Printed from

Bell first to offer BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230

updated 02:30 pm EST, Fri February 27, 2009

Pearl Flip 8230 at Bell

Canadian wireless provider Bell has recently began offering the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230, becoming the first carrier in the world to offer the new handset, which comes with a GPS sensors instead of the 8220's Wi-Fi module and an expected switch to CDMA with EVDO for 3G data. The handset is priced at just $30 (CAD) when buyers opt for a three-year contract that includes a minimum $45 per month voice and data plan. The offer is valid until March 12th. Otherwise, buyers can buy the handset on a two-year term for $350 or one-year for $450. Contract-free, it costs nearly $500.

Other features of the Bell Flip Pearl include a 2-megapixel camera with video-recording functionality, built-in Bluetooth and a media player. Users can connect to Windows Live Messenger via the provider's 3G data network, and have access to HTML e-mail. There is 128MB of built-in memory with expansion through microSDHC cards. Bell's BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 is available in the standard black or pink of the version of the 8220 at Rogers in Canada or T-Mobile in the US.

Verizon is expected to pick up the 8230 later this year.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented