Rogers BlackBerry Pearl Flip announced, priced, you already knew that

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Rogers BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

Rogers officially announced the release of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 for tomorrow, along with some pricing information. However, as regular readers of BlackBerry Cool, you already knew both these facts on Friday. Regardless, here’s the official word for you:

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone will be available in black from Rogers starting November 4, from $49.99 with activation on any combination of 3 year voice and data plan with minimum combined monthly service fee of $35 per month from Rogers. Some conditions apply. The pink BlackBerry Pearl Flip will be available in the coming weeks.

You can read the full press release after the jump, or go to http://www.rogers.com/pearlflip for more information, starting tomorrow.

TORONTO, ONTARIO and WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(MARKET WIRE)–Nov 3, 2008 — Rogers Wireless (Toronto:RCI.TO – News)(NYSE:RCI – News) and Research In Motion (RIM) (NasdaqGS:RIMM – News)(Toronto:RIM.TO – News) are launching the BlackBerry® Pearl(TM) Flip 8220 smartphone, the first BlackBerry® phone to come in the popular flip form factor. The BlackBerry Pearl Flip will be available in a stylish black finish from Rogers Wireless starting November 4, with the stunning pink BlackBerry Pearl Flip coming soon.

The new BlackBerry Pearl Flip provides flip phone fans with all the power of a BlackBerry smartphone in a fun and familiar design. You can send a message to your friends or family, make a call, browse the web, snap a picture, watch a video or listen to your favorite song. It’s all in your control with a simple flip. The quad-band EDGE based BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone presents a sophisticated look with a sleek design and a chrome-finished frame surrounding its smooth, luminescent face. It features two high-resolution, light-sensing color displays, including an external LCD that makes it easy to preview incoming emails, text messages and phone calls without opening the handset.

“Rogers Wireless continues to bring best-in-class handsets, such as the exclusive BlackBerry Pearl Flip, to the Canadian market, representing a cross-section of the best in smartphone technology, messaging solution as well as design and style,” said John Boynton, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Wireless. “The BlackBerry Pearl Flip offers discerning customers the ultimate full-featured flip paired with the leading mobile messaging solution on the market.”

“The BlackBerry Pearl Flip packs an impressive range of features into an exciting new design and we are very pleased to be working with Rogers Wireless to bring this powerful new smartphone to customers in Canada,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “The BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone is a natural choice for customers who are looking to replace their existing flip phone with something more powerful.”

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone from Rogers Wireless has numerous advanced features including:

- Spacious SureType® QWERTY keyboard that makes typing messages and dialing numbers fast and easy

- Large 240 x 320 internal LCD that displays messages, videos and web pages with impressive detail and contrast

- Built-in Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g) with support for Rogers TalkSpot service

- 2 megapixel camera with digital zoom, built-in flash and video recording(i)

- Advanced media player for viewing pictures, listening to music and watching videos

- Externally-accessible microSD/SDHC memory card slot that supports up to 16GB for plenty of storage

- Enhanced HTML browser with RTSP support for online streaming video from sites like m.youtube.com and www.zoovision.com

- BlackBerry® Maps, delivering maps, local searches and step-by-step directions quickly and easily

- DataViz® Documents To Go® preinstalled, enabling customers to edit Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the smartphone

- BlackBerry® Desktop Manager software, which includes Roxio® Media Manager for BlackBerry®, a powerful media manager application that allows users to easily manage media files on their computer and transfer them to the smartphone; the BlackBerry Pearl Flip also comes with the new BlackBerry® Media Sync application for customers that want a simple way to sync their iTunes® digital music collections with the smartphone(ii)

- Premium phone features including voice activated dialing, enhanced background noise cancellation, a low-distortion speakerphone, and Bluetooth® (2.0) support for hands-free use with headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and other Bluetooth peripherals

- BlackBerry® Internet Service support that allows access to up to 10 supported personal and corporate email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts

- BlackBerry® Enterprise Server support for enterprise deployments with advanced security and IT controls

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone will be available in black from Rogers starting November 4, from $49.99 with activation on any combination of 3 year voice and data plan with minimum combined monthly service fee of $35 per month from Rogers. Some conditions apply. The pink BlackBerry Pearl Flip will be available in the coming weeks.

For more information please visit: www.BlackBerryPearlFlip.com or www.rogers.com/pearlflip starting November 4.

  • RF

    what a lie.
    I called rogers to buy it today. Told me the system wouldn’t let them place orders on it yet….way to go Rogers…

  • RF

    what a lie.
    I called rogers to buy it today. Told me the system wouldn’t let them place orders on it yet….way to go Rogers…

  • Aaron

    They have them at my store since the 2nd.
    OS 4.6.0.174

  • Aaron

    They have them at my store since the 2nd.
    OS 4.6.0.174