Verizon Wireless Blackberry Storm Confirmed, duh!

By on September 15, 2008 at 11:55 AM.

Verizon Wireless Blackberry Storm Confirmed, duh!

GlydeGuy over at Howard Forum leaked some Blackberry Storm Goodness. Remember, it’s the 15th today, kids. No pricing or release date but we can confirm that “click” touch interface, full HTML browser, 3.2MP camera, and a very high resolution screen. Take that AT&T with your eternally delayed Blackberry Bold. Now if we could just keep VZW from locking down the GPS, we’d have the epitome of perfection in a phone. Start the drooling now! Sadly there’s no Wi-Fi like we reported, though. Oh well.

Thanks to everyone that sent this in!

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A Storm is coming on Sept 15th, presumably BlackBerry

By on September 13, 2008 at 3:00 PM.

A Storm is coming on Sept 15th, presumably BlackBerry

An internal email floating around Verizon Wireless hints at some “exciting news” coming on Sept 15th. According to Kevin Byrne, Verizon will tentatively launch “http://www.verizonwireless.com/storm” on September 15th, followed by the actual product launch on 11-1-08. Some more eye candy (Photoshop > Filters > Render clouds was the best they could do?) and a confirmation of the phone (finally) will be sweet, but don’t go standing in line to be the first to buy the Storm on November 1st. BG tells me you all will have to wait around one more week for that…

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BlackBerry Storm appears on video, sucks*

By on September 10, 2008 at 1:10 AM.

BlackBerry Storm appears on video, sucks*

*According to the “ninja” who “reviewed” it. Like we reported, the whole screen is a button, and the method of navigating the phone involves using the physical buttons, and then touching and clicking the screen to select something. Basically a hot mess. Man, that on-screen keyboard looks like death ran over twice. Skip to around 2:55 for the BlackBerry Thunder / Storm action. Comments please…. ?

Thanks, R.!

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RIM vs. AT&T; Bold vs. Thunder/Storm

By on September 9, 2008 at 4:43 AM.

RIM vs. AT&T; Bold vs. Thunder/Storm

We thought we’d give y’all an update on what we’ve been hearing so far. It’s been fairly well-documented that RIM isn’t too happy with AT&T for delaying the release of the Bold. It began with June, then to July, to August, to September — you get the point. But, there is a back-story here, so we are going to take a minute out to break it down for you guys.

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BlackBerry Thunder Available For Pre-order?

By on July 15, 2008 at 10:18 AM.

BlackBerry Thunder Available For Pre-order?

Expansys doesn’t seem to be in any rush to pull a seemingly large mistake from its UK and Irish sites, but we imagine they will soon enough. What exactly is the mistake you ask? Well a quick click on the read link will bring you to an Expansys page where you can pre-order the “BlackBerry 9500 Smartphone” aka BlackBerry Thunder. Beyond the fact that the image on their sites look like it was pulled off of the net and watermarked, we don’t see too many sites offering pre-orders on a phone that probably won’t drop for another four months. Either this is some kind of mistake and Expansys has jumped the gun, or this will be the first handset that Canadian messaging-master RIM launches a new handset in… the UK and Ireland. The specs listed on Expansys’ pre-order page seem odd, at least the little info that is there. 3G, quad-band GSM, OS 4.7 and so on. The site also adds Wi-Fi however, and makes no mention of a camera. No pricing info is up on the site and no hints are given in terms of their expected arrival date either. The BlackBerry 9500 is not listed for pre-order on Expansys’ US site.

UPDATE: Yep, Expansys pulls the Thunder pre-order pages from both the UK and Irish sites shortly after this post was published. Oops…

[via Electricpig]

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BlackBerry Seawolf 9110 Joins the Pack, Javelin, Aurora and Thunder throw a party

By on June 12, 2008 at 8:43 AM.

BlackBerry Seawolf 9110 Joins the Pack, Javelin, Aurora and Thunder throw a party

It almost seems like we’re unearthing a new BlackBerry model every week. There were a number of doubters on the internet when we first posted news of the BlackBerry 9100 and external display. Those rants were quickly hushed when we brought you pictures of the BlackBerry Kickstart just two weeks later. The naysayers stating our pictures were of a dummy device were further pushed towards the land of mum when we posted more evidence of the flip-phone BlackBerry just days later.

Moral of the story? Believe the hype, we’re almost always right.

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BlackBerry Thunder 9500 live shot?

By on May 31, 2008 at 2:18 PM.

BlackBerry Thunder 9500 live shot?

We’re so confused…Engadget picked up this photo from HorizonWireless and they claim it to be a picture of the BlackBerry Thunder. Ah, come on, guys, you don’t remember the Thunder? In all seriousness, we’re just not sure about the legitimacy surrounding the above photo snap. It does look like our render, though, just as it was described to us. Thoughts?

UPDATE: We’ve been told the photo above is actually real, except it’s just the housing for the unit…

[Via Engadget]

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