BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220
The 8120 is identical feature-wise to this phone and is $149 after a $50 mail in rebate.
I can pretty much guarantee the 8220 will be AT LEAST the same price, if not 50 bucks more.
Only thing, TM tends to charge a few bux more for BB's then other carriers, but, savings on service will more then recoup any differences in a few months.
TMO has some nice phones coming out int he next two months. Along with this the Android phone announcement on 9-23 and the Samsung T919.
Plus another phone for crachbery heads will be the Bold December or January.
I would rather wait for the touch BB that VZW will be coming out with - that seems to make more sense to me.
As far as pricing a Blackberry rep said its gonna be priced around the same as the 8120 and not the 8100. So 149 after rebate seems most likely.
Its actually a really nice phone. Its about the same size as the the sony ericsson tmobile just came out with.....
Even heard its going to have a 5mpixel camera, which is nice for those into such things.
As for the BB Flip, it's fine. RIM has been sorta reluctant to make more 3G phones.
For what BB customer needs EDGE is good enough. Touchscreens, Gimmicks, Cool Factor, Web Surfing are all very nice things and I've owned phones with at least one of these features. In the end B.B has still been my choice phone.
I wouldn't trade in it's excellent call quality, great reception, and great service for any gimmick from HTC/Apple/Palm/Samsung/LG/Motorola.