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December 23, 2008

CSL launches BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 in Hong Kong

Device comes in a clamshell format

By CBR Staff Writer

CSL Limited and Research In Motion have launched the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 smartphone in Hong Kong.

According to Research In Motion (RIM), the new product is the first BlackBerry smartphone to come in a clamshell format.

The features of this new smartphone include: quadband GPRS and EDGE network support for international roaming; smart dialing, conference calling, speed dialing, call forwarding, voicemail attachment playback and enhanced background noise cancellation; support for MP3 ring tones; QWERTY-based SureType keyboard; preloaded DataViz Documents to Go software suite for editing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly on the smartphone; and a two mega-pixel camera with flash, zoom and video recording.

Aenil Premji, chief marketing officer of CSL, said: CSL has long been a carrier partner of RIM, bringing various BlackBerry smartphones to Hong Kong. With the launch of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip smartphone, we are happy to continue to work with RIM to bring more choice of BlackBerry models to customers.

Norm Lo, Vice President of Asia Pacific, Research In Motion, said: We are glad to work with CSL to bring this exciting new flip phone to customers in Hong Kong.BlackBerry smartphones have been very popular since first introduced in Hong Kong and the launch of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip will help expand the appeal of the BlackBerry platform to an even wider range of customers.” 

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