Turkcell and RIM launch the BlackBerry Pearl Flip in Turkey

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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

Press Release

The first BlackBerry smartphone to come in the popular flip form factor

Istanbul, Turkey, and Waterloo, Ontario – Turkcell and Research In Motion today announced the launch of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 for customers in Turkey. The new BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone harnesses the power of the BlackBerry platform and packs a wide range of useful features into a sleek flip design. Its spacious keyboard allows easy typing and dialing and the flip design opens to a large, vibrant internal display, and provides the satisfying finality of ending a call by closing the phone. Customers will also appreciate the smartphone’s external display for previewing calendar reminders, email, text messages and phone calls at a glance.

Please visit www.turkcell.com.tr for other BlackBerry options or call +90 444 0532 for additional information.

The combination of rich multimedia capabilities and RIM’s powerful mobile email solution, together with support for text messaging, picture messaging, enhanced Web browsing and built-in Wi-Fi®, makes the BlackBerry Pearl Flip ideal for balancing a busy lifestyle. Customers can easily share pictures, check the latest sports scores, access the Internet and post on social networking sites, including Facebook®, and MySpace.

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone provides an advanced multimedia experience including a 2.0 megapixel camera with digital zoom, flash and video recording, a media player, stereo Bluetooth® support, and an easily accessible expandable memory card slot for up to 16GB of additional storage per card.

Key features of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone from Turkcell:

    * First BlackBerry smartphone to come in the popular flip design
    * Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) supporting extended data coverage and fast Web browsing
    * Large SureType® keyboard for easy text entry and phone dialing
    * Support for text messaging, picture messaging, popular instant messaging services, personal email (access up to 10 supported email accounts), and corporate email
    * 2 megapixel camera with digital zoom, built-in flash and video recording
    * Advanced media player for music, video and pictures with full-screen video playback
    * Stereo Bluetooth® support (A2DP/AVRCP) and 3.5mm stereo headset jack
    * Media management software including the new BlackBerry® Media Sync application making it quick and easy to sync iTunes digital music with the handset **
    * Enhanced HTML browser for high-performance browsing with desktop-style depiction
    * Internal QVGA 2.4-inch diagonal display, 320 x 240 pixels and supports 65,000 colors
    * 256 MB microSD card included
    * Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE/Wi-Fi network support including support for international roaming
    * Dimensions: 3.9” x 1.96” x 0.68”
    * Weight (including removable battery): 3.6 oz