Research In Motion, as the name implies, is always on the move. In today’s breaking BlackBerry news, Alltel Wireless will begin selling a CDMA flavor of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 for a recession-proof $79.99 (after $70 MIR) come May.
However, this reasonable price is not sans strings.
According to Alltel’s press release:
This discounted price is available to new and existing eligible customers who sign-up for a two-year service agreement on a qualifying Smart Choice Pack. Smart Choice Packs start as low as $69.99 per month and include unlimited data, email and Web access.
Anyways, the BB Pearl Flip, as we all know by know, is RIM’s first clamshell design smartphone. To refresh everyone’s memory, it includes a 240×320 (internal, duh) display, a “large” SureType® QWERTY keyboard, trackball navigation, built-in GPS, a 2 MP camera w/ video (requires a MicroSD card), along with “full HTML” browsing, a media player that can sync music from iTunes® or Windows Media Player (aka BlackBerry Media Sync), an expandable memory card slot (microSD/SDHC up to 16GB), and stereo Bluetooth® support.