BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 unveiled

At last, a BlackBerry that looks good and is loaded with goodies. Research In Motion (RIM) unveiled the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone. It is the first BlackBerry phone to come in the flip form factor.

Specs & features:

Quad-band EDGE-based

Weight 3.6 ounces

3.9 x 1.9 x 0.7-inch

Two high-resolution, light-sensing colour displays

External LCD

240 x 320 internal LCD

Speaker Independent Voice Recognition (SIVR) for Voice Activated Dialing (VAD)

MP3 ring tones

Smart dialling

Conference calling

Speed dialling

Call forwarding

Voicemail attachment playback

Enhanced background noise cancellation

Bluetooth 2.0

Stereo headset

Car kit

GPS receiver

SureType QWERTY keyboard

10 supported personal and work email accounts

Preloaded DataViz Documents

Preloaded Go software suite

Editing for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files

2 megapixel camera with flash, zoom

Video recording

BlackBerry Maps

HTML browser

RTSP support for watching online streaming video from sites like

Built-in Wi-fi (802.11 b/g)

UMA (unlicensed mobile access)

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone availability and pricing details will be announced at a later date.