Touchscreen BlackBerry Storm First Live Shots

The burning question answered by these pics from CrackBerry: What does the touchscreen BlackBerry's keyboard look like? As rumored, landscape gets you full QWERTY, while portrait mode drops you to SureType to squeeze in all the buttons. It's straightforwardly utilitarian-taking up a massive amount of screen real… » 7/13/08 5:24pm 7/13/08 5:24pm

BlackBerry Thunder Touch Keyboard Aims to Be Best Ever: Like a Giant…

The BlackBerry's keyboard is an object of worship, and RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis has publicly said the iPhone's touch keyboard sucks. So, the BlackBerry Thunder's touch keyboard had better be the best one you've ever smeared your fingerprints on. According to Crackberry, it has two big tricks: The screen itself is "sort… » 7/08/08 4:00pm 7/08/08 4:00pm

First Pics of Touchscreen BlackBerry Thunder in Action

Finally, pictures of the touchscreen BlackBerry Thunder in action. BlackBerry Sync has a pair for us: One showing the music player (which will have an integrated carrier music store, but hopefully not Verizon's UI, ugh) and another apparently recording a video. It's definitely super polished, as we'd expect from a… » 7/07/08 1:28pm 7/07/08 1:28pm

Touchscreen BlackBerry Thunder Is BlackBerry 9500, Has Higher Res…

A bit more tricklage on RIM's "Apple Killer," the touchscreen BlackBerry Thunder: The official model number is the BlackBerry 9500, and the touchscreen is a bit higher res than the iPhone's (360x480 to 320x480). It'll be running OS 4.7.0 (the Bold runs 4.6). As we inch closer to the September release date expect to… » 7/01/08 6:01pm 7/01/08 6:01pm

Wall Street Journal: Touchscreen BlackBerry Thunder Due by September

The Wall Street Journal confirms all of the details unearthed a few days ago about BlackBerry's touchscreen Apple killah: Dubbed Thunder, it's only got four physical keys and it'll be exclusive to Verizon Wireless in the US and Vodafone abroad. They also toss in a launch date—Q3 of this year, meaning September at the… » 5/16/08 1:10pm 5/16/08 1:10pm