| | 02-25-2009, 02:48 PM Thread Author #1
Blackberry 8230 on sale for Telus
CDMA BlackBerry Pearl Flip Makes First Appearance on Telus
By Simon Sage on Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 at 1:00 PM PST In BlackBerry, Telus
The BlackBerry (NSDQ: RIMM) 8230 is now showing up on Best Buy Canada for the Telus (NYSE: TU) network. Itís probably reasonable to assume the white one weíve seen floating around will be Verizon (NYSE: VZ)ís version. Pinkís a suiting colour, bound to attract the Flipís natural demographic, but it will be available in classic black for those who still mean business. Price is listed at $499.99, presumably off contract and before subsidies. The GSM Pearl Flips are going for around $50 right now, so it would be fair to expect something similar here. No word on specs, but weíve got our fingers crossed for EVDO, at very least.
A few extra features (like rumored video calling) would give the Pearl Flip some much-needed love. Itís entirely possible that the construction was improved too, as was the case with the original BlackBerry Pearl 8130. The GSM version feels pretty danged flimsy, so this is RIMís chance to really make this thing sell. You can probably expect the new Pearl Flip on Bell and Verizon any day now.
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