Update: Even Vodafone has announced it.
India’s leading GSM operator, Airtel today launched Blackberry’s first clamshell phone, Pearl Flip 8220. The phone will sell for Rs. 21,990 ($452) and will be available at all Airtel authorized outlets. If you’re forgetful about what Pearl Flip is, then here it is. It has a SureType keypad, Wi-Fi, 2-megapixel camera, music player, 16GB memory card support and the usual benefits of Blackberry’s push e-mail service.
-First BlackBerry smartphone to come in the popular flip design
-Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) supporting extended data coverage and fast Web browsing
-Enhanced SureType® keyboard for easy text entry and phone dialing
-Support for text messaging, picture messaging, popular instant messaging services, personal email (access up to 10 supported email accounts), and corporate email
-2 megapixel camera with digital zoom, built-in flash and video recording
-Advanced media player for music, video and pictures with full-screen video playback
-Stereo Bluetooth support (A2DP/AVRCP) and 3.5mm stereo headset jack
-Media management software including the new BlackBerry® Media Sync application making it quick and easy to sync iTunes digital music onto the handset
-Enhanced HTML browser for high-performance browsing with desktop-style depiction
-Internal QVGA 2.4-inch diagonal display, 320 x 240 pixels and supports 65,000 colors
-1GB microSD card included
-Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE/Wi-Fi network support including support for international roaming
-Dimensions (LxWxD): 101mm x 50 mm x 17.5 mm
-Weight (including removable battery): Approximately 102 grams