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The long awaited BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 is finally coming to it’s release date. T-Mobile will be the first carrier in the world to release this new BlackBerry. T-Mobile has posted a pre-register link on their website which takes you to the 8220’s page on BlackBerry.com and allows you to sign up for the company’s mailing list.
Does anyone think this is a horrible timing for RIM to release the BlackBerry Pearl Flip? So far, it looks like the BlackBerry Bold will be released in the U.S. on October 2nd on AT&T. Hopefully it won’t get pushed back again!
As expected, T-Mobile has taken the wraps off its very own version of Motorola’s ROKR E8, a glossy black candybar offering a 2 megapixel camera, 2GB of internal storage (plus a microSD slot that’ll swallow up to 8GB more), stereo Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, FM radio, and that so-called “morphing” keypad that selectively renders keys invisible depending on the mode you’re using. It’s missing 3G, but that’s one feature T-Mobile customers are all too well acquainted to missing out on — and considering that the just-announced flagship ZN5 doesn’t even do any WCDMA, it shouldn’t come as any surprise. Subscribers and would-be subscribers will be able to nab the E8 come July 7 for $199.99 on contract.
Deutsche Telekom AG’s (DTEGn.DE) T-Mobile will sell Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) new iPhone for as little as 1 euro ($1.54) for the 8-gigabyte version together with a 69 euro monthly contract, it said on Monday.
Apple is set to reach far more consumers with the launch of the 3G iPhone in 70 countries than it did with the original version a year ago, partly due to having abandoned its insistence that carriers give it a share of call revenue.
Operators such as T-Mobile now have more scope to subsidize the cost of the phone to buyers in return for more lucrative contracts.
Whew! There is a God in that big ol’ sky after all. T-Mobile announced that starting on the 21st of February (RIP Malcolm X) it willl be offering a $99 unlimited calling and texting plan. Yes, you read it right all the calls and texts you can send in a 30-day period. Nothing like a recession proof phone plan. It is worth noting that AT&T, Verizon, Helio and Sprint have presented similar plans, minus the unlimited texting.