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CDMA BlackBerry Pearl Flip Cleared by FCC

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Feb 27, 2009, 11:03 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

The FCC has recently approved a CDMA version of the BlackBerry 8230 Pearl Flip. The documents note that it has EVDO data and Bluetooth. Bell has launched the Pearl Flip in Canada. It includes a 2 megapixel camera, GPS, and Bluetooth 2.0. It is selling for $30C with a three-year contract. No U.S. carriers have announced plans to sell this BlackBerry, but it is compatible with Sprint and Verizon Wireless's networks.

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Feb 27, 2009, 7:57 PM

I work for bell and hate it

We just got our first live units in today and I took one out of the box and it seams really cheaply made. The plastics don't seem up to par with other blackberry's.
I played with the GSM version in a TMO store, I admit its not for me, but to be honest it didn't seem to bad either. Its price point is good, about the same as mid-level phone ( just above the freebies ). And to me that's the point, people who want ...

Feb 27, 2009, 5:21 PM

U.S. Cellular to get it!!

I was in the store today and the associate that helped me said U.S. Cellular will be getting the Pearl Flip.. However, He didn't have a date.
hell yea, much love to us cellular from chicago, i wish we had it in michigan
T Mobster

Feb 28, 2009, 1:49 AM

It's not good unless it's GSM, that phone is sick, people love it!

that phone is sick, people love it!
it's fast, has uma support and has a clear camera, not to mention it's got a nice looking from to it
"It's not good unless it's GSM..."

what kind of statemnet is that other than being a silly troll?

Try something like:

Title: This phone is sick!

Body: People love this thing, I just want a GSM version!

Then you wouldn't look like a comp...

Feb 27, 2009, 11:16 AM

Verizon Wireless!

Come on FlipPearl! Hopefully they improved the quality for the phone! Laughing
yup, and will have wi-fi. First BB on verizon that will have wi-fi but i'm no fan of any pearl....the only one i'm waiting for is the Niagara a.k.a. Bolt with quad-band capabilities.
Americanstud1987 said:
Come on FlipPearl! Hopefully they improved the quality for the phone! Laughing

A welcome addition to an aging CDMA blackberry lineup. I am no fan of the pearl but it needs to be updated Very Happy
My Bus. Rep told me that this would be launched sometime in March with Verizon.

Feb 27, 2009, 5:52 PM

My wife has....

the TMobile one, color and all, where the gal gets phone by the guys butt Shocked . She hates it Evil or Very Mad ! I told her, with all the problems she's had w/ phones in general, she needed to get a "Jitterbug" Laughing
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