Our buddy Treatz just sent us in some.. well.. Treats of the new BlackBerry Pearl 8220. The Pearl Flip launch kits are arriving, which means the actual device should not be too far behind. The latest word is that the devices should start shipping out to stores tomorrow and be available for sale come Halloween! While it seems pretty certain that the Pearl Flip will be available this week, what is a little less certain (or more confusing anyway) is the price. In the past few weeks we have now seen Rogers fliers listing it for $150, FutureShop listings at $50 and now a catalogue from The Source is listing it for $99 after a $50 credit.
Considering Rogers's sales have increased ~30% in 2008 and it seems Rogers now wants to further increase profitability by screwing their store sales people out of commission -- Read the full story here at BoyGeniusReport -- you'd wish they should just give the Pearl Flip away for free already. More photos after the jump, along with pics of another Rogers Treat from Treatz.
Another Treat -The BlackBerry Curve 8320 is ready to hit Rogers!