By: Daniel O

RIM today announced the release of the new BlackBerry 8820 Flip Smartphone designed with the ‘other’ side of the mobile phone industry in mind.

“The popularity of BlackBerry smartphones has grown tremendously around the world and the introduction of this exciting new flip phone will help extend the reach of the BlackBerry platform even further,” Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research In Motion.

The 8220 has most of the normal features of a BlackBerry (like the organizer), but in a small and smart looking case that will attract people looking for user-friendliness in a phone combined with the professional standard that we’ve come to expect from a BlackBerry.

It is a quad-band EDGE based cell phone that weighs 3.6 ounces. There is also the cheeky bonus of being able to watch Youtube and contains built in Wi-Fi for speedy internet!

Official press release here



Dan O.