RIM’s BlackBerry Pearl Flip isn’t exactly the most popular BlackBerry device to ever come out of Waterloo, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve its time in the spotlight. US Cellular is rumored to be picking up the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 in mid-June, but it looks like Alltel will be beating everyone to market with the CDMA BlackBerry Pearl 8230.
Like it’s GSM brethren, the BlackBerry Pearl 8230 will sport a 2.0-megapixel camera, video camera and SureType keyboard. Unlike the GSM BlackBerry Pearl 8220, however, the CDMA BlackBerry Pearl 8230 will sport some honest-to-goodness 3G connectivity on Alltel’s EVDO network. The BlackBerry Pearl 8230 is due to land on Alltel’s network in early May with an expected $79.99 price-tag.