Sporting a clamshell form factor, the Blackberry Pearl Flip 8220 is now available through O2. Unlike any BlackBerry seen before, the BlackBerry Flip has both an external and internal display, with RIM's familiar SureType keypad and trackball both present. Users will also be able to edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files thanks to the preloaded DataViz Documents to Go application, while you will also be able to sync your iTunes files onto the device with the new BlackBerry Media Sync application.
The BlackBerry Flip 8220 is the second venture away from RIM's more traditional form factors, with the soon to be on-sale BlackBerry Storm, the manufacturer's first touch-screen device. The BlackBerry Flip 8220 is available for free on certain O2 contracts, both online and in O2 retail stores. For more information, visit www.O2.co.uk.