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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220: A Clamshell BlackBerry for the First Time
5 July 2011
Summary: BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 is the first phone from RIM that comes in a clamshell form factor. Besides having good looks it promises to carry the same legacy of great features with excellent performance for which BlackBerry phones are loved all over the world. Let's find our more about this device.
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.
Summary: The BlackBerry Pearl Flip is the first BB I really had a desire to play with. It's much more friendly to mainstream markets than previous Berries, and I think the new form factor will garner some new adherents.
Pros: surprisingly music-friendly; external play/pause button; stereo bluetooth, standard headphone jack; UMA capable; unique form factor; slick new BB interface; more compact than other
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Summary: BlackBerry's first flip phone is neither small nor slim, but the compensation is an excellent keyboard that's large for a flip phone. The inner screen could be larger, but the quality is as clear and crisp as we'd expect from BlackBerry.
Pros: Good battery life, large keyboard and a functional front screen.