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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230

Jan 15, 2009
Market status
Release date
Feb 28, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon, U.S. Cellular, Alltel


No pros


  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (154 ppi)
  • Too little RAM memory (128 MB RAM)
  • 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




BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 is the CDMA version of the 8220. It has identical design and similar features, including a 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 and 2MP camera.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.98 x 1.97 x 0.69 inches (101 x 50 x 17.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.60 oz (102 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 g)


  • 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 41.38 %
  • 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
    • Physical Size:
      • 1.60 inches
    • Colors:

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

      • 65 536


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


  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 128 MB RAM / 128 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC


  • Talk time:
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 9.0 days (216 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 900 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • BlackBerry Browser


  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync
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Other features

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

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This device is also known as BlackBerry Pearl 8230 Apex

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