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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
  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • 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 (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Half QWERTY
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Other; Right: Volume control, Other

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

      • Color, 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 (746 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.0 days (336 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 900 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, eAAC+, WMA
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, WMV

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • BlackBerry Browser

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Notes, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Blackberry Connect
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Other:
    • UMA, Computer sync

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 11 Sep 2008
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        L6ARBY40GW link

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 10 Sep 2008
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This device is also known as BlackBerry Kickstart 8220


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