Trigcom and RIM Launch the New BlackBerry Pearl Flip Smartphone
New BlackBerry Pearl Flip brings powerful communications and multimedia features to popular mobile handset design
Oslo, Norway, and Waterloo, Ontario - Trigcom and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM: TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8220 smartphone— the first BlackBerry® smartphone to come in the popular flip form factor—to Trigcom customers in Norway.
The new BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone harnesses the power of the BlackBerry platform and packs a wide range of useful features into a sleek flip design. Its spacious keyboard allows easy typing and dialing and the flip design opens to a large, vibrant internal display and provides the satisfying finality of ending a call by closing the phone. Customers will also appreciate the smartphone’s external display for previewing calendar reminders, e-mail, text messages and phone calls at a glance.
“Trigom is pleased to offer the BlackBerry Pearl Flip in Norway, so all devoted clamshell users can benefit from the powerful BlackBerry smartphone experience that combines phone, email and messaging, multimedia and web access with the support of thousands of other mobile applications,” says Rachael Babcock, CTO at Trigcom.
The combination of rich multimedia capabilities and RIM’s powerful mobile e-mail solution, together with support for text messaging, picture messaging, enhanced Web browsing and built-in Wi-Fi®, makes the BlackBerry Pearl Flip ideal for balancing a busy lifestyle. Customers can easily share pictures, check the latest sports scores, access the Internet and post on social networking sites, including Facebook®, YouTube, and MySpace.
“The BlackBerry Pearl Flip delivers advanced multimedia features with the refined usability and renowned communications capabilities that set BlackBerry smartphones apart, and it makes it all available in a fun and innovative design,” says Mark Guibert, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. “Whether users want to manage their email, browse the web, listen to music or simply make phone calls and send text messages, we think flip phone customers will love using this smartphone.”
The BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone provides an advanced multimedia experience including a 2.0 megapixel camera with digital zoom, flash and video recording, stereo Bluetooth® support, and an easily accessible expandable memory card slot for up to 16GB of additional storage.
Key features of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip from Trigcom include the following*:
* First BlackBerry smartphone to come in the popular flip design
* Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) supporting extended data coverage and fast Web browsing
* Enhanced SureType® keyboard for easy text entry and phone dialing
* Support for text messaging, picture messaging, popular instant messaging services, personal e-mail (access up to 10 supported e-mail accounts), and corporate e-mail
* 2 megapixel camera with digital zoom, built-in flash and video recording
* Advanced media player for music, video and pictures with full-screen video playback
* Stereo Bluetooth® support (A2DP/AVRCP) and 3.5mm stereo headset jack
* Media management software including the new BlackBerry® Media Sync application making it quick and easy to sync iTunes digital music onto the handset ***
* Enhanced HTML browser for high-performance browsing with desktop-style depiction
* Internal QVGA 2.4-inch diagonal display, 320 x 240 pixels and supports 65,000 colors
* 256 MB microSD card included
* Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE/Wi-Fi network support including support for international roaming
* Dimensions: 3.9” x 1.96” x 0.68”
* Weight (including removable battery): 3.6 oz
The BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone is now available at Trigcom’s Business Center, online at http://www.trigcom.no/shop, or by calling +47 22 99 94 00.
*Use of some device features may require a specific plan and incur separate, additional charges. Contact Trigcom for rate plan information, charges for features and services, and other details.
**Certain music files may not be supported, including files that contain digital rights management technologies.
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