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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

Announced
Sep 10, 2008
Market status
Released
Release date
Oct 6, 2008

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Low pixel density screen (154 ppi)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.69 inches inches)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 is the first phone of the manufacturer in clamshell form-factor. Similar to the Pearl, it has trackball and SureType keyboard on the inside. As it is a clamshell, it has a second display on the front when closed, other specifications include microSDHC slot for memory, Wi-Fi and 2MP camera.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.98 x 1.97 x 0.69 inches (101 x 50 x 18 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.60 oz (102 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.6 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 154 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Features:
    • Light sensor
  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • TFT
    • Resolution:

      Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

      • 128 x 160 pixels
    • Colors:

      Colors - Shows the number of colors that the additional display supports

      • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.075 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (741 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.0 days (336 hours)
      the average is 21 days (499 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 900 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • BlackBerry Browser

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Other:
    • UMA, Computer sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 10 Sep 2008

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as BlackBerry Kickstart 8220


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