BlackBerry Pearl Flip, also known as Kickstart Clamshell, had come to our attention early in May. And now it’s got official. But disappointingly, it’s got no 3G high-speed data support. But you’ll find WiFi, a 2-megapixel camera and a full-on document editor on this first flip phone of RIM.
This flip phone will debut on T-mobile sometime in spring this year but the pricing details is still unknown. The Pearl Flip measures 3.9 x 1.9 x 0.7-inch, which is thinker than the original Pearl that measures only 0.57 inches in thickness. But the Pearl Flip presents a relatively compact look.
The Pearl flip carries an external display and an internal display that has a resolution of 240 x 320-pixel. And the SureType keypad lies exactly beneath the internal screen. As mentioned this flip phone can reach EDGE which has no 3G support, so you can only do simple emailing and Internet browsing on this phone. Heavy download tasks and streaming video will need you for a long wait.
The Pearl flip’s WiFi comes with UMA support, which might mean the phone is compatible with T-mobile’s HotSpot @Home Wi-Fi voice calling. GPS support seems to have no luck on the Pearl Flip, as the press release says that the Pearl lets you connect to a GPS receiver via Bluetooth. Meaning that it’ll have no built-in GPS module.
To elaborate more about the full-on document editor – it’s an editor that allows you to edit Office documents (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc) on the go. Other goodies are a video/music player, an “enhanced” HTML browser, 2 MP camera that’s capable of video, voice commands and microSD memory expansion up to 16GB.