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Rat_Boy 06-17-2008 02:10 PM

Blackberry Javelin?
 
This device looks awesome.

Basically a Bold/Curve with more space between the keys.

BlackBerry Javelin Caught on Video!! | CrackBerry.com

John Clark 06-17-2008 02:16 PM

Been posted about. It's basically the Bold without 3G.

sonny21 06-17-2008 02:20 PM

Why rim why??? That should of been the bold!!!! That is 10x better then the bold, the keyboard alone looks like the best keyboard of them all. Yet they didn't include 3g.

I want that device with 3g!

juwaack68 06-17-2008 02:32 PM

It's discussed here, too:

Javelin in the wild! | BlackBerryNews.com

ezrunner 06-17-2008 02:44 PM

I saw a pic of a reporter with a Javelin through the knee!!!!


OOHH wrong Javelin

GLOCKshooter 06-18-2008 05:13 AM

Want!

coldconfession13 06-18-2008 09:59 AM

well if this thing is coming out in 2009 hopefully TMO will get this since my contract will be up. I will either jump ship to AT&T or keep TMO if either gets it. It's pretty much a curve 2.0

ArgonNJ 06-19-2008 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sonny21 (Post 975198)
Why rim why??? That should of been the bold!!!! That is 10x better then the bold, the keyboard alone looks like the best keyboard of them all. Yet they didn't include 3g.

I want that device with 3g!

Agreed. Much better looking then the Bold. What I don't understand is why RIM would make any more devices without 3G. Its a bit of a negative considering the current nature of the smartphone market.

BryanHarig 06-19-2008 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ArgonNJ (Post 978334)
Agreed. Much better looking then the Bold. What I don't understand is why RIM would make any more devices without 3G. Its a bit of a negative considering the current nature of the smartphone market.

Yeah, the only justification that I can come up with is that by the time this is released ('09) it will be dirt cheap and let RIM sell BB's at a very low price point.

tomdkat 06-19-2008 05:27 PM

Could this be the CDMA varient of the bold?

hadji 06-20-2008 03:49 AM

NEw pics here : More BlackBerry Javelin Images! | CrackBerry.com

This is definitely my next BB, perfect successor of my Curve, I don't need 3G if i have wifi.

ArgonNJ 06-20-2008 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hadji (Post 979326)
NEw pics here : More BlackBerry Javelin Images! | CrackBerry.com

This is definitely my next BB, perfect successor of my Curve, I don't need 3G if i have wifi.

Problem is, by the time this device is release, it will probably be one of the only smartphones made that doesn't offer 3G. That spells a turkey in my book. This is something Palm would pull.

rambo47 06-22-2008 09:13 PM

It's just different enough from the Bold to be a completely different animal. The keyboard is way different. Separated keys as compared to the 8800-style keyboard of the Bold. I was hoping it would be released through T-Mobile (no real 3G) along side the AT&T Bold release. But apparently it's mid-2009. And that sucks. Hard. Cool device though.

jibi 06-22-2008 09:38 PM

something tells me this device will be ready long before next summer.

juliohaynie 06-22-2008 10:11 PM

This, to me, is looking way better than the bold!

holywarrior74 06-23-2008 09:36 AM

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I really want this phone I hope it comes out sooner than next year

stranger 06-23-2008 10:25 AM

why 2009? WHY!

wabbit 06-24-2008 11:00 PM

is it me or its the bold with a curve keyboard? i like it if its smaller then the bold and curve size.

sjsilverman 06-25-2008 12:29 PM

I just don't understand why RIM would release a new unit without 3g if it is for the GSM market. I understand that T-Mo doesn't officially have a 3G footprint yet, but it just doesn't make sense. I bought an 8300, then an 8320, which I still love. I will definitely replace it with a Bold, or a 3G variant of the Javelin, but there is no way I will spend good money on a Curve in a new form factor. I'm no marketing expert, but I can't imagine that I am the only one that will think this way when this thing comes out. The carriers will make plenty of sales of these units if they replace the Curve with it, but I can't imagine that they will get much in the way of upgrade sales to current Curve users.

rambo47 06-25-2008 10:51 PM

I guess there is a certain logic to releasing a non-3G Blackberry, especially for those carriers that don't have 3G. If it's significantly cheaper than the Bold then it fills a niche. The different keyboard may also be a draw for those that never liked the 8800-style keyboard. Even though I'm on T-Lame-o, I'll probably go for the Bold, unlocked, just to keep my options open as far as jumping to AT&T. In the end, the Javelin's success will hinge on price, IMHO.


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