Summary: issues with phone: no interent browser. no wifi. the two parts of the phone are already wobbling apart, just a month after i bought it. issues with services available: blackberry service with verizon costs minimum $80 per month.
Excerpt: On my 3rd 8230. First one droped calls, wouldnt receive calls or text messages. 2nd phone would only last 3hrs on a charge. Did a battery swap, did the samething. Now on my 3rd phone and hoping it works. Doesnt look good.
Summary: Quality was there but unless you have tiny fingers and are under 30 (keyboard wizard), you will not like the multifunction keys and the compact keyboard design. Look for a phone with a full slide out keyboard if you want simplicity.
Excerpt: I have this phone and I hate it. This phone sucks. My first one that I got had it turned on, and with in 2 hours it fried the hard drive in itself, then I got a new one, and now it will just shut off, when it wants to, my clock won't hold the correct time.
Cons: shuts off when it wants, doesn't keep good time, will lose time, to many steps to get to something, slow internet
Excerpt: This was a really disappointing device. I've had several Blackberries over the years, and when I recently switched to Verizon, I decided to give this a try. In the end, the only thing that satisfied me with the device was the price. Pros: 1. It's a great looking phone.
Not a worthwhile upgrade to the Verizon Pearl 8130
BLubak1, Phone Scoop
23 June 2009
Excerpt: Those on Verizon who already own the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 will not find the Pearl Flip 8230 a worthwhile upgrade unless you're desperately in need of a new device because of classic Pearl trackball problems or otherwise.