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Blackberry Flip joins the LIME

Blackberry Flip joins the LIME

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LIME, the new Caribbean communications business recently launched by Cable & Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) announced on Wednesday that the stylish BlackBerry(r) Pearl(tm) Flip 8220 smartphone, the first BlackBerry(r) smartphone to come in a ‘flip’ design, will be available from LIME in countries across the Caribbean in November.{{more}}

The new BlackBerry Pearl Flip provides flip phone fans with the advanced power of a BlackBerry smartphone in a familiar and fun design. The quad-band EDGE based handset comes with a wide range of powerful features and functionality, including the mobile industry’s leading messaging solution and a wide range of impressive Internet and multimedia capabilities. Thousands of other mobile lifestyle and business applications are also available.

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip comes with two high-resolution, light-sensing color displays; an external LCD, which makes it easy to preview incoming emails, text messages and phone calls without opening the handset and a large, 240 x 320 internal LCD display for reading messages, watching videos and viewing web pages and photos with impressive detail and contrast.

LIME’s Executive Vice President Commercial, Mariano Doble anticipates that the BlackBerry Pearl Flip will be a popular addition to the line of BlackBerry smartphones already offered by the company. “Flip phones have been a favourite of millions of users around the world and with the BlackBerry Pearl Flip they can finally combine cutting edge functionality with their preferred choice of handset style,” he said.

Mark Guibert, Vice-President Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion also expects the new smartphone to be a hit with consumers. “The BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone is a natural choice for customers who are looking to replace their existing flip phone with something more powerful,” he said.