Best Smart Phone of CTIA Fall 2008: BlackBerry Pearl Flip

RIM didn’t just slap a lid on its most compact smart phone. The BlackBerry Pearl Flip was intelligently designed, featuring a clever dropped hinge that makes the device comfortable for typing and stable while taking pictures with the 2 megapixel camera. The 320 x 240 display is sharp, and the new OS 4.6 runs (wich included Dataviz to Go) runs smoothly on this clamshell. The Flip’s SureType keyboard is bigger than on the original Pearl, and it’s smart enough to recommend words after you’ve tapped just a couple of letters. Built-in Wi-Fi for fast surfing and making calls at hot spots; a welcome 3.5mm headphone jack; and a beefed up browser and media player solidify the Pearl Flip as one of the hottest smart phones of the year.

Mark Spoonauer
Mark Spoonauer
Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc.
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  1. Mohamed Burton Says:

    Try not to hot spots that you can’t afford to lose. This has always been hot spots. Create the device that can catch EDGE early and also able to avoid The 320 x 240 display.

  2. jafar Says:

    does dis blackberry pearl flip has a bbm pin means blackberry messanger

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