BlackBerry Unfolds Its First Flip Phone

Clamshell design updates popular Pearl model
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2008 3:31 AM CDT
Blackberry Pearl smart phone.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Research In Motion rolled out its first Blackberry flip phone at a consumer show last night, CNET reports. The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 features the same multimedia features and keyboard as its predecessor in a consumer-friendly clamshell design. The company plans to launch it worldwide this fall, with T-Mobile as the sole US carrier.