The BlackBerry Pearl Flip, Research in Motion’s first Blackberry flip phone, is now available on T-Mobile’s website.
After a $150 instant rebate and a $50 mail in rebate, the BlackBerry Pearl Flip will run you $150.
Personally, I think that this is about $50 to $100 too much and I predict that you will see a price drop via some type of rebate or promotion before the holidays.
I agree with you that this thing costs too much. With it coming out on T-Mobile I think it is safe to assume that RIM is going afterthe consumer market. No matter how you look at it, this particular BlackBerry will be seen as inferior to iPhone by the average Joe. Rim should have set the price between $49.95 and $79.95.
It is really unfortunate that RIM set the pricing so badly on this. I agree that you will see the price drop eventually but I think that it might be a couple of months before it does and I don’t think that it will be a huge seller this year.
Who cares abot this? How much will the Blackerry Storm cost and when is it coming out.
Not up on tmo’s site in Texas, i just checked.
What I meant is there is not a buy it now option.
I love my Blackberry Curve (and the Blackberry devices that I have had before the Curve). This device though has zero appeal to me.
In Texas…it’s up.
What amazes me is that this phone has the same amount of flash memory as the Storm (the Storm is the RIM mother of all phones, you’d think they’d pop a bit more memory in it for their corporate customers than their consumer base). With memory leaks, increased contact lists and calendars over time, couldn’t they bump the flash to at least 256MB or higher? It’s so cheap!
I guess it’s just another way of getting me to buy the next device in 1-2 years when I run that memory through the roof. My current Pearl is practically maxed out.
Anyway, I’m looking for a personal phone and playing around with a few. I may give this one a look. My Pearl/Storm will have all the bells and whistles I need on a daily basis, but this phone may be decent enough on a personal level. It’s just that damn TMO coverage that concerns me…