Geeez... nobody can keep a lip on RIM's new flip phone it seems. We had Rogers sending out flyers this weekend featuring the BlackBerry Pearl 8220, and now it has popped up on Italian carrier TIM's website. The word is RIM will "officially" announce the Pearl 8220 tomorrow, but it looks like TIM just couldn't wait. Check out the translated spec list for the Pearl 8220 after the jump !
BlackBerry Pearl 8220 with 2.0 Megapixel camera and EDGE/Wi-Fi connectivity.
100 mm x 50 mm x 17.5 mm, 102 g
240 x 320 65,000 colour internal display
128 x 160 65,000 colour external display
WAP 2.0, Java 2.0, BlackBerry Browser, OS 4.6
Bluetooth 2.0 with , microUSB, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi
BIS/BES E-mail client, MMS
Video recorder & playback capabilities
2.0 megapixel camera with flash and zoom
128MB internal flash memory, 1GB microSD card
Integrated modem for tethering
Stereo headset, battery charging stand, CD-ROM
900 mAh battery
100 mm x 50 mmx 17.5 mm
336 stand-by time
240 minutes of talk-time
The sticker price rings in at 269 Euros (~380USD). Not cheap. It doesn't look like the device is actually available for purchase just yet, though you can fill in your email address to be notified of its release (I *think*... my Italian not so good). It's a little sad to see the only color currently offered is Black. I've really been hoping for some funky colors, but think that dream may be fading fast (though we have seen it appear in red on device simulators)... I guess we will know soon enough. CTIA is just HOURS away!
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