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T-Mobile RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 now available

T-Mobile announces the immediate availability of the RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220, the first BlackBerry with a clamshell design.

It's been quite a year for Research in Motion. In 2008, the company has unveiled its premiere touch-screen BlackBerry, the RIM BlackBerry Storm, as well as its first clamshell model, the RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220. While it didn't draw quite the oohs and ahhs of the Storm or the BlackBerry Bold, there are still plenty people of who really like the flip-phone design. In fact, according to RIM, about 70 percent of the cell phone-owning population in the United States have clamshell phones, which is why the company wanted to provide this option to customers and now you can have it.

On Sunday, T-Mobile announced the immediate availability of the Pearl Flip 8220 for $149.99 with a two-year contract. Admittedly, the overall design of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip isn't the flashiest, but it is functional. Plus, there's plenty to like inside the device. Check out our full review of the RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 to get all the details.