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Old 09-16-2009, 09:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Maybe this "Onyx" name is purely based on rumor. The back of the device clearly reads an engraved "Bold." Why not refer to this as the new Bold, or a second-generation Bold?

I hope RIM will officially name the device Bold because I hate the name Onyx. Reminds me of a stupid rap band back in the early 90's.

YouTube - Onyx - Slam

This is the real Onyx. No talent whatsoever. Just two hundred hoodlums jumping up and down.
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Moving to Rants and Raves.

Most manufacturers give pre-production devices "code names" in the hope that it will prevent information leaks. Needless to say, it isn't real effective.

Soemtimes those code names prove to be popular enough that they continue after the device release, which may be the case here.
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I hope RIM will officially name the device Bold because I hate the name Onyx. Reminds me of a stupid rap band back in the early 90's.

YouTube - Onyx - Slam

This is the real Onyx. No talent whatsoever. Just two hundred hoodlums jumping up and down.
No, that's not the real onyx. Onyx is - and was, long before that band - a variety of gemstone, the most popular shade of which is black. I imagine if the pre-production devices were black, that was the source of the name.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow forgot all about the group onyx. Now I recall why

I like it as a device name however I prefer calling the devices by the apprpriate model #
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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because an onyx is black?

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Old 09-20-2009, 07:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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+1 877 BLK-BERR

Call and ask for the BlackBerry Naming Group. That should work.
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Because it will be easy to turn into a useless stone?
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I guess the OP wasn't included in RIM's survey on what to name the next BlackBerry device. Onyx was a clear winner with 64% of the votes...
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