Turkcell and RIM Launch the new BlackBerry Pearl Flip Smartphone in Turkey
The first BlackBerry smartphone to come in the popular flip form factor
Istanbul, Turkey, and Waterloo, Ontario - Turkcell and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM: TSX: RIM) today announced the launch of the BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8220 smartphone for customers in Turkey.
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, email, text messages and phone calls at a glance.
The combination of rich multimedia capabilities and RIM’s powerful mobile email 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®, and MySpace.
The BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone provides an advanced multimedia experience including a 2.0 megapixel camera with digital zoom, flash and video recording, a media player, stereo Bluetooth® support, and an easily accessible expandable memory card slot for up to 16GB of additional storage per card.
Key features of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone from Turkcell 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
* Large SureType® keyboard for easy text entry and phone dialing
* Support for text messaging, picture messaging, popular instant messaging services, personal email (access up to 10 supported email accounts), and corporate email
* 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 with 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
Please visit www.turkcell.com.tr for other BlackBerry smartphone options or call +90 444 0532 for additional information.
*Use of some device features may require a specific plan and incur separate, additional charges. Contact Turkcell 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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