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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220
5.2 out of 10

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

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BlackBerry 8220 Pearl Flip Review

14 September 2009
  • Excerpt: The first clamshell coming from Blackberry, namely 8220 Pearl, seems to announce that RIM has new plans for the handset market. If you are acquainted with RIM's Blackberry devices and a little bit bored by the same bar form factor, then you are surely to be pleasantly surprised by the new look that...
  • Pros: The most appealing feature of the smartphone remains the astonishing user interface. In terms of design, I could only notice the light weight of the phone, opposite to its size. The complete messaging offer, as well as the wide range of Instant messaging applications will definitely make it worth...
  • Cons: The thing I found unbearable was the integrated browser, which should've run more smoothly, though I corrected it by adding Opera Mini. Furthermore, lack of 3G connectivity might hurt those who don't have access to Wi-Fi networks. Better battery life and some new improvements to the OS might, as ...
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Rogers BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip Video Review

31 July 2009
  • Excerpt: Even though the BlackBerry Pearl Flip was officially released November 4th, we spent the last couple weeks playing around with the newest Smartphone by RIM. This is their first entrance…
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Overall 5

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 (T-Mobile)

PC Magazine
23 April 2009
  • Conclusion: The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 will likely be another winner from RIM—that is, once the company works out its many bugs. Don't be a beta tester; wait until software updates make this phone work correctly.
  • Pros: Spacious, comfortable keyboard. Excellent camera. HTML e-mail. Six instant-messaging clients. Includes DataViz DocumentsToGo for editing Office documents. Music sounds good.
  • Cons: Very buggy. Web browser has serious issues. Call connection errors.
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Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 Review

17 November 2008
  • Conclusion: The whole point of the Flip is this: You get all the features of a Blackberry minus the full keyboard. As such, it proves an excellent phone for those either willing to learn how to use the two-character key typing or who probably won’t be writing any novellas over e-mail anyway.
  • Pros: Very trendy design; high quality voice calls; cool user interface
  • Cons: No GPS; average quality photos; predictive type has a learning curve
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Overall 7

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
13 October 2008
  • Summary: We weren't sure what it was going to be like using a clamshell BlackBerry. But over a few days, we grew to like the design. Flip phone fans and Pearl addicts will appreciate the improved, spacious keyboard, higher-resolution display, fresh operating system, and sleek style.
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Overall 8
Features 6
Ease of use 8
Performance 8
Looks 6
Battery performance 8

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 review -

Mobile Choice UK
12 December 2011
  • Pros: Good battery life, large keyboard and a functional front screen.
  • Cons: Poor camera, no GPS and no 3G
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Overall 8

BlackBerry Flip 8220

15 November 2009
  • Excerpt: The lustrous and super stylish Pearl series is back with another installment after the Blackberry Pearl 8120 . The Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 is another one of RIM’s deviations from the typical, an indication of the changing times at the company, if you will.
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Overall 8

BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip review

PC Advisor
25 September 2009
  • Summary: The BlackBerry Pearl smartphone isn't new, but the flip, or clamshell, design of the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip certainly represents a big change for the leading business smartphone maker, RIM.
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Overall 8

RIM flips it with first ever clamshell BlackBerry

Good Gear Guide.au
17 September 2009
  • Summary: The Pearl Flip is RIM’s first non-candybar BlackBerry handset and the results are fair but not outstanding. Some consumers will appreciate the Flip design, but the lack of 3G connectivity is a real let-down.
  • Pros: Stylish front, external display, all the e-mail features and functions of a regular BlackBerry, Wi-Fi, excellent audio quality, SureType keyboard
  • Cons: No 3G connectivity, no GPS, awkward hinge design, bottom casing feels cheap, slightly sluggish when opening applications
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Overall 7

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

19 November 2008
  • Summary: If you can live without fast over-the-air data speeds and good web mobile web browsing then the sexy BlackBerry Flip is worth a look.
  • Pros: Sleek design, Gorgeous screen, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headphone socket
  • Cons: No 3G, BlackBerry browser needs a few tweaks, Form factor not suitable for taking photos or watching video
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