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sh0n 06-08-2008 11:17 AM

Blackberry thunder is ALIVE!
BlackBerry Thunder live shot, damn wexxx8217;re good! : Boy Genius Report

Boy Genius has got the scoop. Check it out, whats your thoughts????

I think theres no way that will get me to go to VZW, but hey, it is sexy.

rambo47 06-08-2008 12:42 PM

Meh. The reason I'm not using an iPhone is the lack of physical keyboard. Thunder does nothing for me, and the fact that it's a Verizon exclusive just solidifies things even more. I'll be going with the Bold and the KickStart, thank you very much!

sh0n 06-08-2008 01:13 PM

Agreed. The VZW is a killer for me. The fact that Apple made the iphone exclusive to ATT seemed so shady to me. I never thought RIM would be so lame as to make a exclusive carrier contract.

dwp1975 06-08-2008 02:43 PM

Wirelessly posted

I definitely have to see the UI on it. But on looks alone I give it a thumbs up.

Papa-Pompous 06-08-2008 03:17 PM

Well I've got to say that I DO NOT like it. BlackBerry is BlackBerry for there physical keyboards and without that then they are basically an iPhone and there is a good reason I don't want an iPhone and its that dang on screen keyboard! Hate it hate hate it. Verizon can have it, just as long as nothing like it gets released for US Cellular. I really do like the Bold however!

BeefyBeefo 06-08-2008 03:25 PM

No keyboard = no thanks for me.


rachamphetamine 06-08-2008 03:57 PM

Wirelessly posted (via telepathy)

Eh, I'm not impressed with only that photo. It'd be cool to see more from a hands-on review, though.

dwp1975 06-08-2008 04:56 PM

The lack of a keyboard will not kill the device, what will kill it is if the UI isn't intuitive and the OS they code for it is clunky and is unstable. The iPhone was quirky at 1.0, but now at 1.1.4 it is very fluid and very user-friendly. But RIM may have been better off developing BB-connect for the iPhone instead of developing a whole new device to compete. But only time will tell if they are making a move in the right direction all though all devices may start to head this way and physical keyboards may slowly go by the way of cassette tapes.

n3kuh 06-08-2008 07:45 PM

Not a fan of touch screens but it would depend on the user interface as dwp1975 stated. I'd give it a shot. but then again I don't like VZW. =P

LunkHead 06-08-2008 07:47 PM

Perhaps we will get lucky and it will get struck by thunder and go bye-bye....

Touch screen = barf!

davidlw 06-08-2008 08:15 PM

i will buy it the day that it is released.

michael_h 06-09-2008 06:50 AM

It just shows RIM is trying to get a much bigger share of the Consumer market, for large operations this just won't cut it.

wunderbar 06-09-2008 09:49 AM

the blackberry thunder is going to be marketed directly at the consumers. You're going to see devices like the 88x0 and Bolds, and even pearls somewhat marketed towards corporations, and then devices like the Kickstart, THunder, and Pearls marketed mostly towards consumers.

RIM knows that they need to expand to the consumer space, and the pearl was the first step in that, then the curve, and now they are really hitting their stride.

Sith_Apprentice 06-09-2008 09:51 AM

Pearls - Consumer
Curves - Both
88xx - Business
9000 - Business
9500 - Consumer (direct competition to the iPhone and on the largest carrier in the US with the largest number of BB subscribers world wide)

teamcrn 06-09-2008 10:00 AM

9500 - Consumer (direct competition to the iPhone and on the largest carrier in the US with the largest number of BB subscribers world wide)

I thought it was understood ATT and Tmobile had way mor BB subscribers then verizon. Is that wrong? do you have info to back your statement?

Sith_Apprentice 06-09-2008 10:02 AM

yes i have the info but cant release the source. Vzw just secured 3 government contracts for well over 100k BlackBerry subscribers. AT&T has been losing ground to VZW since the pearl launch, and the curve put VZW over the top. This info is current as of 6/1

teamcrn 06-09-2008 10:07 AM

Wow. I still would like to see hard proof no offense to you. It would be interesting to know how they pulled that off.

Dawg 06-09-2008 10:08 AM

knowing what I know about sith its very credible!

teamcrn 06-09-2008 10:12 AM


Originally Posted by Dawg (Post 962273)
knowing what I know about sith its very credible!

thats Understandable. I would still like to see it in black and white. If they have moved ahead of ATT and Tmobile then Kudos to them. Thats impressive to say the least. I wonder how much those numbers go back and forth depending on unti releases.

Dawg 06-09-2008 10:15 AM

yeah that would be interesting. I am wondering what kinda goverment contracts these are (like departments)

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