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Since we were the first ones to break the news about a touchscreen BlackBerry device, it’s only fitting that we follow up and give y’all the real lowdown on it! This is going to excite a lot of people, but anger many. Are you ready? The BlackBerry Thunder, as it is codenamed now, (all you "reporting" on it as the Storm are incorrect) will launch in Q3 of this year. It is a full touchscreen BlackBerry — no slide out keyboard — with only 4 physical keys. Those are the send / end phone keys, the BlackBerry menu key, and the back key. Here is the most interesting part, though: it will launch as a worldwide lifetime exclusive on Verizon and Vodafone! We’ve heard the unit will be a hybrid device with CDMA EV-DO Rev. C (for clarification, Rev C., known as UMB is practically dead. If the device will indeed launch with a 4G solution, our bet is on LTE), and GSM HSPA for traveling internationally. Verizon and Vodafone will have the same unit. Currently, the model number is the BlackBerry 9500, though it’s very early and that’s likely to change. This is HUGE for the Verizon lovers. For once they’ll get an exclusive device, but Verizon will have a sales quota for the device and if they don’t meet those numbers, we’ve heard the exclusivity will then dissolve and it’s over. This will be extremely interesting to see play out.

P.S. No, you morons, the image above is not real. Didn’t we go through this once before?

P.P.S. For futher clarification about the whole LTE thing, the chip might support it, but that does not mean the network will be ready by any means…OK?

Source: http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2008/...n-waiting-for/


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Dammit, =[ Sprint never gets anything good. Only good phone we have is the instinct.
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Sprint may be getting the HTC Touch Diamond and the Raphael this year. If they do I will cancel my T-mobile plan in a heartbeat.
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Eh,

Touchscreen to me is much overrated.
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Sprint may be getting the HTC Touch Diamond and the Raphael this year. If they do I will cancel my T-mobile plan in a heartbeat.

Never heard of either.
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Never heard of either.
http://www.overclock.net/mobile-phon...h-diamond.html

The Raphael is rumored to be a lot like the diamond except with a horizontal slide out full QWERTY Keyboard.
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You think you guys have it bad, try using Alltel, great service but no good phones at all!
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I have verizon and as such I want an iPhone but don't want to switch to AT&T. I'll be very interested to see the features of this phone.
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I have verizon and as such I want an iPhone but don't want to switch to AT&T. I'll be very interested to see the features of this phone.
Just unlock an iPhone. It's your right to do so. The EULA is ILLEGAL if it tells you not to. Or pay a wopping $60 extra and buy an unlocked iPhone on ebay.
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Just wait till the Nokia Touch Screen phone comes out.
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