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 latest, practically right on the heels of the BlackBerry Bold. Looks like RIM is seriously stepping up its game—whether or not it's 'cause of the iPhone, we like it. [WSJ]
Too bad it'll be a Verizon exclusive. These kind of deals limit customer choice and I'm not a big fan of Verizon. Like TheKidMillz, I wonder how the typing experience will be on this. Makes me think it's more consumer oriented, which seems like it would be a better fit for T-Mobile who is probably the biggest carrier of non-enterprise blackberry users.