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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230

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BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8230

The BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8230 is tied in with Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) to provide users with 3G broadband network. The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 features mobile e-mail and messaging solution combined with multimedia capabilities and connectivity from Verizon Wireless' broadband network in a flip design. The smartphone is available in silver. It features two high-resolution color displays including an external LCD that lets users preview incoming …

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BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8230

The BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8230 is tied in with Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) to provide users with 3G broadband network. The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 features mobile e-mail and messaging solution combined with multimedia capabilities and connectivity from Verizon Wireless' broadband network in a flip design. The smartphone is available in silver. It features two high-resolution color displays including an external LCD that lets users preview incoming messages without opening the handset. The Pearl™ Flip 8230 also features a 2.0 megapixel camera with zoom, flash and video recording capabilities; video recording, ability to save captured image and videos on a microSD™ card (sold separately); SureType® QWERTY keyboard for typing and dialing and a media player for music, videos and pictures. The microSD/SDHC card slot on the Pearl™ Flip 8230 supports up to 16 GB of memory per card. Other features on the phone include BlackBerry® Internet Service and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server support, as well as voice-activated dialing and speakerphone capabilities.

Features

The BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8230 has features that provide users mobile access to Facebook®, MySpace and Flickr®, as well as instant messaging services (e.g. Yahoo! ® IM, AIM® and Google). It also allows users to talk and chat on Windows Live Messenger™. The smartphone’s 2.0 megapixel camera allow users to stay in contact with friends and family through photos and videos. The Pearl™ Flip 8230 will also feature support for BlackBerry App World™, which is a catalog of third-party mobile applications developed for the BlackBerry Pearl Flip. Categories include games, entertainment, social networking and sharing, news and weather, productivity and much more. The BlackBerry® Media Sync feature on the smartphone allows for syncing of music collections to the BlackBerry Pearl Flip (certain music files may not be supported, including files that contain digital rights management technologies); while the Visual Voice Mail (subscription required) to help customers prioritize their messages. Another feature on the Pearl™ Flip 8230 is VZ NavigatorSM capabilities (subscription required), which means customers get audible turn-by-turn directions to more than 15 million points of interest as well as directions to any address in the U.S. and share the directions with others. The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 smartphone is available for $129.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement which comes in the form of a debit card; where upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

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