The Boy Genius Report just reported: Alltell's latest addition to its handset arsenal and it’s a familiar face indeed: RIM’s CDMA version of the Pearl Flip. In terms of specs it’s not the most ground-shaking Berry of the bunch but for $79.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate, it is most definitely a solid option for bargain-seeking Blackberry addicts.
There are two cons to the $80 price point however — first, the obvious two-year contract. Secondly, users must select from among Alltell’s Smart Choice Packs starting at $69.99 per month. All Smart Choice Packs include unlimited data, Internet and email however, so it’s hardly a deal breaker. If $80 for a shiny new Pearl Flip 8230 isn’t low enough for you but you’re in dire need of a Berry, the Curve 8330 is now $50 after a $100 mail-in rebate and the Pearl 8130 is free after a $100 mail-in rebate.
Alltel’s 8230 is available in early May everywhere.