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BlackBerry Thunder gets 9530 model designation on Verizon, October 13th release date?

Published Aug 8th, 2008 12:41PM EDT

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We just got a screen cap of the product inventory screen from a Verizon tipster. It shows that the BlackBerry Thunder, which we’ve all been reporting as a 9500-series device is correct. The specfic model — you guessed it — is the BlackBerry 9530 for Verizon. Would it be any other way? We were also told the launch date on Verizon is October 13th, and that coincides with our previously leaked info just marvelously. Now, is it the Thunder or Storm?

Jonathan S. Geller
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