Douglas Soltys from BBCool, who just happens to be out in San Francisco for CTIA, bumped into a few of his old industry buddies who, after a bit chit chat, were able to confirm that Research in Motion will officially announce the their first flip phone form factor device, the BlackBerry Pearl 8220.

Even though the design never really hit home with me, the code name, BlackBerry KickStart actually did, as it did with many many others. We learned that the BlackBerry KickStart would be officially named the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 a little over a month ago, however, I wonder if RIM will use the name Kickstart in some way when marketing the device because of the popularity of the code name?

I guess that we will find out Wednesday.