RIM Debuts First Clamshell Device
Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the long-rumored BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220, the company's first device in a clamshell form factor. The 8220 is a quad-band GSM/EDGE phone with dual color displays. The outer display can show previews of incoming emails and text messages, while the inside is dominated by a QVGA main display. Like the Pearl 8120, the 8220 sports a SureType text keypad, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi (including UMA,) 2 megapixel camera with flash, and memory card slot supporting cards up to 16 GB. The Pearl Flip 8220 will be exclusive to T-Mobile in the US, and will go on sale this fall.
Samsung Debuts Black Pearl Color for Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung today said a black pearl version of the Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone will go on sale in select markets starting December 9. The black pearl color will only be available with 128 GB of storage, which means the price will be in the neighborhood of $870.
LG Terra, Flip World Phone, Lands On Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless recently added the LG Terra to its lineup of basic feature phones. The Terra is a flip phone that runs a simple operating system with features such as text-to-speech for listening to text messages and photo ID for identifying incoming calls.
ZTE's Cymbal-T Flip Phone Boasts Android, a Touch Screen and LTE
ZTE recently released the Cymbal-T, a flip phone that runs Android and includes a 3.5-inch touch screen. The Cymbal-T is a traditional clamshell with physical navigation keys and numerical dial pad.
AT&T Resurrects the 'Cingular' Brand for Flip Phone
AT&T recently added the Cingular Flip to its lineup of inexpensive feature phones. The phone is made by TeleEpoch and bears the model number M3620, but AT&T named it the Cingular Flip to give it some visibility.
As soon as I win this in the Blackberry contest....
Its things like this