O2 bags BlackBerry Pearl Flip exclusive

Ah exclusives. With Orange and Vodafone weighing in with the HTC Touch HD and the BlackBerry Storm, it seems O2 is feeling a bit left out, even if it

The phone originally know by its far cooler moniker, the Kickstart, is, as you may have heard, RIM's first clamshell. It packs in Wi–Fi, the same SureType keypad as its candybar cousin, a 2MP snapper and SD card support.

O2 says you'll be able to snag it for free on 'certain contracts'. That suggests to us that you'll be able to negotiate yourself a sweet deal when you go into your local store and use the words 'I'm leaving O2.'

We're getting our own Pearl Flip in soon, so stay tuned for an in–depth review and video.


BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

Price: £Free on contract

On sale: Now

Contact: O2