A lightning storm captured in slow motion is like an electric ballet

Even as a little kid who wanted lightning to strike me so I could get superpowers, I’ve always loved seeing the electric bolts get speared down from the clouds. Seeing lightning was always cool, it was the lagging and crackling thunder that was the scary part of any storm. That’s why this video of slow motion… » 7/24/15 12:47am 7/24/15 12:47am

CNN Fortune: Blackberry Storm as Low as $99 on Verizon?

Fortune's Techland blog is reporting that with Vodafone's recent announcement that they would fully subsidize the Blackberry Storm, Verizon might be considering similar low cost options to compete against the iPhone. While some inside sources claimed Verizon may go as far as to make the phone free with a two-year… » 10/31/08 6:59pm 10/31/08 6:59pm

Blackberry Storm Pricing Leaks On Vodafone UK

Earlier we learned that it was Verizon's requests » 10/31/08 7:34am 10/31/08 7:34am that've partly crippled the Blackberry Storm, but we at least hope Verizon follows the lead of Vodafone UK and prices the thing reasonably. The Vodafone pricing scheme's just out, and it's seemingly good news: under a 12-month contract the phone costs the equivalent of…

BlackBerry Storm Doesn't Need Wi-Fi or Tri-Band HSDPA Because Verizon…

Though the omission » 10/31/08 6:20am 10/31/08 6:20am of two all-but-standard smartphone features from BlackBerry's Storm is disappointing, it isn't totally inexplicable. BGR has confirmed through a "really top-level" Verizon source that the crippling was — surprise! — carried out at the behest of the wireless company. Few wireless providers are…

Leaked Screens Show BlackBerry's Own App Store

Far be it from us to be criticize something like this, but RIM has been spilling some serious beans » 10/06/08 5:00am 10/06/08 5:00am lately. The newest (and pehaps tastiest) comes to us from , where they've uncovered a few screens of the BlackBerry App Center. They've also got a wealth of information about the service, which will unfortunately be…

Official BlackBerry Storm Documents Leaked

The sneaksters over at Boy Genius Report have somehow gotten their hands on an official Powerpoint presentation of the soon-to-be-released BlackBerry Storm. This is evidently a Verizon property, since the wallpaper on all the Storms is their signature red V, but no mention of price or release date. Still, some good… » 10/04/08 9:00pm 10/04/08 9:00pm

GSM Touchscreen BlackBerry Storm Specs Leaked, Thunder Name Ditched

Although Verizon definitely has dibs on the touchscreen BlackBerry Storm when it launches in the US, AT&T and T-Mo customers are watching the European rollout of the GSM version to see what's up for their future. Today BlackBerry News » 9/23/08 9:50am 9/23/08 9:50am published a leaked spec sheet that confirms iPhone-elbowing performance: 3.2MP…

Verizon's BlackBerry Storm Sign-Up Page Is Live

Want to be the first on your block with the " world's first touchscreen BlackBerry » 9/16/08 6:53pm 9/16/08 6:53pm"? Though it does confirm the BlackBerry Storm's CDMA + GSM global capabilities (like the BB 8830 on Verizon and Sprint), Verizon's Storm sign-up page says very little else. All that's there is a window for you to drop your e-mail address…

Verizon To Drop Official BlackBerry Storm Details Today?

So indicates this internal VZW email sent that BGR has gotten a hold of. Word is verizonwireless.com/storm will launch some time today (right now it's a 404), with official word of the first touchscreen BlackBerry from RIM, which should be getting a November 1 release. That gibes with what we've been hearing » 9/15/08 9:45am 9/15/08 9:45am, so…

BlackBerry Storm to Get Visual Voicemail on Verizon

We mentioned that there were rumors that Verizon was going to be bringing its own version of visual voicemail out sometime, and now there are further rumblings that this will include visual voicemail on the BlackBerry Storm. This makes the touchscreen, haptic-feedback smartphone sound even more like a real iPhone… » 7/21/08 5:47am 7/21/08 5:47am

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 Has Multitouch, Though Still "Not Ready" Say Rumors

Over at Boy Genius Report they're reporting that an insider has labeled the BlackBerry Thunder "in no way shape or form market-ready." Apparently typing on the keyboard is incredibly annoying and the screen ripples at a slight touch. That's contrary to what you'd hope after yesterday's news, and it actually gets… » 7/09/08 7:58am 7/09/08 7:58am

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

Touchscreen BlackBerry Thunder Coming Exclusively to Verizon?

While yes, the BlackBerry Bold is a pretty slick looking update to the hallowed BlackBerry line, it still sports a physical keyboard — clearly a quaint remnant of smartphones from a bygone era. What the people want these days are touchscreens, beautiful, difficult to use touchscreens. And that's just what RIM is going… » 5/13/08 11:00am 5/13/08 11:00am