I just heard from one of our reliable secret agents that U.S. Cellular is getting the 8230 Pearl Flip on Sunday. This is coming right before Verizon’s release on Friday June 19th. These will be the next two carriers in the US to carry the device since Alltel got it but Alltel is slowly fading into obscurity as they are divested.
No word yet on if and when Sprint will get the 8230… I guess the Pre is taking all their time.
As a reminder the features of the 8230 Pearl Flip are:
- Two high-resolution color displays — an external LCD lets customers preview incoming messages without opening the handset
- A 2.0 megapixel camera with zoom, flash and video recording capabilities
- Large SureType keyboard for easy typing and dialing
- A microSD/SDHC card slot with support for up to 16 GB of memory per card
Nothing really else new. Sadly the Pearl Flip is more or less ignored by many developers so it might not always be the best bet for users who are into games, themes, and other add-ons.