Verizon to get BlackBerry Pearl Flip June 19

Verizon Wireless announces that it will start offering the RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 on June 19.

RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230
RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 Verizon Wireless

On Thursday, Verizon Wireless announced the upcoming availability of the RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230. Joining T-Mobile and Alltel , Verizon will offer the smartphone starting June 19 for $129.99 with a two-year contract and after a $70 mail-in rebate.

The Pearl Flip is RIM's first clamshell BlackBerry and features a 2-megapixel camera, a SureType keyboard, external and internal displays, and a microSD expansion slot (up to 16GB). The 3G-enabled Pearl 8230 also works with Verizon's various services, including VZ Navigator and Visual Voice Mail, though these enhancements do come with an added cost.

Other highlights include support for BlackBerry App World, BlackBerry Internet Service, and BlackBerry Enterprise Server, and multimedia capabilities. In addition to in-store purchase, the smartphone will be available online and comes in a silver color.

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