T-Mobile gets exclusive with BlackBerry flip phone

T-Mobile USA will be the exclusive carrier for Research in Motion's first BlackBerry flip phone, the Pearl Flip 8220. The quad-band Edge phone has a chrome-finished frame, weighs only 3.6 ounces and features an external LCD to make it easy to preview incoming emails, text messages and phone calls without opening the handset.  

T-Mobile did not release pricing information, nor did it say exactly when the new device will launch. Although T-Mobile will offer it exclusively at first, RIM said the phone will be available on other carriers worldwide later this fall.

For more:
- click here to see a picture of the Blackberry Pearl Flip
- see this press release
- see this article

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