BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 will be carried exclusively by T-Mobile in the United States. Research In Motion unveiled the long anticipated BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220, the first BlackBerry to come in the clamshell style.
The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 features two screens - the standard full resolution on the inside, and a second on the cover of the phone to display incoming calls, text messages and e-mails. The keyboard is in the famous BlackBerry QWERTY style and features SureType technology.
Research In Motion's decision to offer the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 through only one carrier is a strategy that we've seen before - most notably when Apple decided to offer its extremely popular iPhone only through AT&T.
Will the exclusivity play work for Research In Motion? We'll soon see - although there are rumours that several European carriers will be given permission to offer the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 in the next few months.