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Old 01-30-2008, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone heard anything about a flip phone from RIM?

Or a non-RIM flip-phone that is compatibale with RIM software?

I have broken several blackberry phones due to the open face. I just got several guys that work for me Razor phones and they are the same size as my Pearl. You would think with the popularity of the flip-phones, it would be a no brainer to come out with one.

And rumors out there?
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I haven't heard anthing about a BlackBerry flip phone. I have a protective casing around my BlackBerry that protects the outer casing and the screen. I have the Pearl and some sort of screen protection is a must. Really it is a must for any BlackBerry phone or smart phone in my opinion.
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Old 01-30-2008, 03:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Has anyone heard anything about a flip phone from RIM?

Or a non-RIM flip-phone that is compatibale with RIM software?

I have broken several blackberry phones due to the open face. I just got several guys that work for me Razor phones and they are the same size as my Pearl. You would think with the popularity of the flip-phones, it would be a no brainer to come out with one.

And rumors out there?
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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TMO had a Samsung a while back, I think the T719.
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funny ive had 8 or 9 different blackberrys and havent broken a single one
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SGH-T719 was a samsung flip phone with suretype and blackberry connect.

Sk-65 was a Seimens swivel phone with a full keyboard and blackberry connect.

Blackberry connect clients are also available for Windows Mobile, S60 Nokia phones and Palm.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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funny ive had 8 or 9 different blackberrys and havent broken a single one
3 or 4 for me and no breakage!
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Now a flip blackberry would be really cool
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defeats the durability selling point of the device. can you imagine how many people break their BB if it started being built like a flip phone?
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Has anyone heard anything about a flip phone from RIM?

Or a non-RIM flip-phone that is compatibale with RIM software?

I have broken several blackberry phones due to the open face. I just got several guys that work for me Razor phones and they are the same size as my Pearl. You would think with the popularity of the flip-phones, it would be a no brainer to come out with one.

And rumors out there?
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:41 AM   #13 (permalink)
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if you havent noticed, the pearl's durability isnt that great. I know the 8700 and below were rock solid but the latest ones have gone down on the dropability scale.

that being said i would love to have a phone like the pearl in flip phone form...keep me from calling people in my pocket accidentally.
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