BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 launches on Alltel

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Alltel has launched the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230, the first BlackBerry Pearl flip phone. The device is geared towards a younger smartphone user and is meant as an introductory BlackBerry.

This is one of those devices where if you don’t like it, then it isn’t meant for your demographic. Girls, teens and people who enjoy the closure of ending a phone call on a flip phone will love this device.

Features include:
· Internal LCD screen with 240 x 320 resolution
· External screen with 160 x 128 resolution
· SureType QWERTY keyboard
· Trackball navigation
· Built-in GPS with BlackBerry Maps
· 2 mega-pixel camera with video capabilities
· Media player with iTunes and Windows Media Player sync
· HTML browsing
· Expandable memory card slot
· Stereo Bluetooth support

Alltel is offering the BlackBerry Pearl Flip for $79.99, after a $70 mail-in rebate and two-year service agreement on a qualifying Smart Choice Pack.