And out of nowhere we have a leak for the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230. While many Pearl Flip users out there love their device (a few probably hate it too, listen to the podcast), let's be realistic here, it's not on RIM's top seller list. However, it does serve a purpose and fulfill the need for a flip BlackBerry device. Many users probably thought this of all devices would be the last to see a leaked version of OS 5.0 show up anytime soon, but it's here and available to download.
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