Digital Life writes: "How do you make the most consumer-oriented BlackBerry smartphone even funkier? Turn it into a flip phone. That's the thinking behind the BlackBerry Pearl Flip, although unlike most clamshell phones the Flip isn't all that compact. It's pretty much the same size as the original BlackBerry Pearl 8100 series. The benefit of this is the keyboard and screen are much larger than its predecessor and that is a good thing.
There's also a handy external display built into the high-shine black lid. While not much larger than a postage stamp it's sufficient for showing an at-a-glance preview of new emails and text messages."