BlackBerry Thunder gets pictured
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1. mclifford81 (unregistered)
This is what its all about, first Alltel is bought out and now this, but wonder how it will hold up against the dare? Guess we will have to wait on the specs..
the dare is a phone, this blackberry is smartphone. just because two phones are touchscreen, it doesn't make them competition..
the blackberry is a hybrid so you could compare many of its features to to Dare.
actually Nokia makes several phones (N series) that are much better in terms of camera, internet speed, battery life, functionality, memory, etc. than both iphone and blackberry. The problem is I can't find a service provider who will carry such high end Nokia phones in USA to offset the cost of the phone itself.
2. matrix2004 (unregistered)
This will give Steve Jobs sleepless nights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway, i'm still waiting to hear if RIM will be using thier 'multi-touch' UI that they were working on. I'm guessing that its ready, which is why they made this touchscreen Blackberry. AWESOME.
Guess this will have to do until Verizon gets the iPhone (about 4 more years?)...hopefully Verizon won't drop the ball this time.
Verizon Wireless will never offer the iPhone. Verizon was offered it first and turned it down. The primary reasons were that the phone could not support high speed data transfer, which was foolish. And Apple's strict marketing requires all maintence to be completed in an Apple store instead of what would have been VZW stores. And too, Apple wanted too much of profit from each phone. Those are reasons why VZW's financial stability is much much higher than everyone else.
Think about it right after i phone launched verizon came out with the specs for any manufacturer to make handsets for them as long as it meets certain specs and tests. so when the exclusivity is over with att i can guess what apple will do.
26. DamonO (unregistered)
Why would Verizon want the POS iPhone? It's the first super popular "all touch" phone, yes. But the iPhone will not reign as the superior all touch screen phone. It's not even superior now.
27. Nice Try (unregistered)
Sorry but the open device offer doesn't include GSM handsets. Unless a CDMA variant launches, don't expect to see an i-phone on big red's network any time soon.
i know it doesn’t include gsm i said in my first comment once the exclusivity is done. and at that point then apple will be able to develop one for cdma and with Verizon coming out with open device that gives them a road map to develop one and bypass helping i phone customers in the vzw stores sense it will be directly through apple
yo, you stupid. have you looked at the new iPhone 3G updates??? it is like there is no update. all they really did was put 3G and GPS into the iphone and get more apps. that is all...
What is the most "superior all touch screen phone" right now if it isn't the iPhone?
that was the best thing i ever heard anyone say. *copy* im putting this on facebook
As a business device? Perhaps the HTC Touch Diamond.
um... the touch diamond isnt going to come to the US for a while... i think they said till the end of the year...??? and wouldnt you want a blackberry for a business device over the HTC Touch Diamond? i mean, really??? RIM BlackBerry controls over 50% of the smartphone market... and that is for a reason...
Why are you talking about the upgrades to the iPhone? Who cares? Next time you comment, write something informative and part of the discussion, dumb@$$.
dayum!!!! AT&T wha? Tmobile wha? Sprint wha?
Verizon is just AMAZING now! I think I'd rather the Dare than this, though, because of my needs.
your needs are... nothing? cause there nothing this bb can't do that the dare will be able to do.. PROBABLY
hmmm....i KNOW the DARE has SPEECH TO TEXT, the BB probbaly wont
someones a little cranky...
hahahah!!! r u kidding me? you cant compare the LG Dare and the RIM BlackBerry Thunder. Those two are totally out of the same class!!! one is for power business-users and the other is for just regular people. 2) the LG Dare looks like shit! and no one really knows what the BlackBerry Thunder will look like, but it will probably be so much better. 3) if you want a regular phone, i suggest you wait for the LG 9700 or something like that. it is coming out in the 3rd quarter this year, and it is almost the same as the LG Prada (with a few tweaks)...
Dude, the VX 9700 and the Dare are the same phone. Pay attention.
5. T-Money3000 (unregistered)
I wonder if this will be a global phone too or not.
This is a Global Phone. CDMA/GSM both Verizon and Vodaphone is getting this phone and it's the same phone, same specs.
i'm interested in 2 things.... a release date, and a look at the UI :)
8. FRESH (unregistered)
Finally an iPhone killerfor us verizonites!
There is no iphone killer there will never be a iphone killer. The iphone is the best!!!
Iphone is cool but the service sucks so whats the point of having a phone with no service and dropped calls?? And by the way, Iphone has no MMS...nuf said
iphone is the best? maybe right now it is the coolest phone, but with VZW having the best network and coverage, the best customer service, the most subscribers, and now the best selection of phones ....VZW itself is going to eliminate the iphone. I phone has no insurance, no true warranty and no removable battery, no SMS or MMS , and is nothing but an Ipod Touch with minor phone capabilities.....the Voyager, the DARE and the Thunder are all going to be better than this, with the same type of touch technology. Can you say 100 million subscribers by the end of the year, death to ATT.
28. DamonO (unregistered)
Just to make sure you know SMS = Short Message Service = Text Messaging and the iPhone does have this capability. You are right about the MMS though. iPhone cannot sent multimedia messages
I agree with almost everything except for the best selection of phones...compared to GSM phones, CDMA phones are lacking. However, I still prefer a better service over a "cooler" phone.
47. mthoren68 (unregistered)
Agreed. Anyone who factors a cell phone into how cool they think they are is a complete tool. "I have an iPhone, look at me!!!" So friggin' what? Nothing wrong with an iPhone if that's what you like, but the chodes on here who act like it's the end all/be all to make themselves feel better are pathetic.
hahahhahaha!!! that was funny person who wrote #24. Have you seen the new touch screen phones avaliable in Europe? they would pown the iPhone so bad
its 80 million. not 100 million.
9. Anomalies (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Jun 2008)
From what I've heard about this phone from our data representatives(I'm a VZW rep), it will make the iphone look like a fancy paper weight.
That is interesting, Anomalies. I am a data rep. w/VZW, and know nothing about! My Reg. Data Dir. is still trying to get more info. on this device!
61. Vzw data rep (unregistered)
Just curious to see who your data sup is.. There is nothing being said about the Thunder. Would love to find out more tho
12. Sprint_2007 (unregistered)
FINALLY, they got rid of that STUPID trackball thing. Its about damn time, that was gettin old....
it will certainly get interesting soon. I have a Pearl on VZW and an iPhone. This week is when I decide what my path will be. I find pros and cons with both however media is amazing on the iPhone.
How's ATT's service vs. Verizon? I like the Iphone and all but that means alot. I've had VZW forever and never problems. WOuldn't want to switch just for a phone ya know...
yea, i agree with #33. I have had AT&T, cingular, sprint, and verizon, and Verizon is by far the best (call quality and connectivity). wouldnt you want to have a service you can actually use... apose to the crappy service from the others where you cant even get service?
23. IamTheGodfather (unregistered)
The competition is crying right now, anyone who works in the cell industry knows how powerful the blackberry name is by itself....to be an exclusive touchscreen blackberry is making steve jobs cry in his milk right now.
about time blackberry came out with a touch. i have been a big fan of blackberrys but never had one lol. well i am due for an upgrade in september and the thunder will be coming out around the same time....so it looks like i will be purchursing one for sure :)
Don't get me wrong, I really love what VZW and RIM is doing here. This will probably be the biggest seller for them this year ( the Dare is a close second ). But Google's Android is really something to behold. I'm just imagining it on some of VZW's handsets. How great would killer "open access" software be on America's most reliable network? Think about it.
32. tim_from_at&t (unregistered)
wow, i never realized just how DUMB some of these verizon morons, really are . I mean its i applud the move of buying out alltel, but some of the stuff i am reading is just a joke. Do you morons forget that with AT&T being a gsm carrier, and Vodafone, also being a gsm carrier that if a AT&T customer wanted to they could buy the exact same blackberry that all of you are raving about and use it and not sign a contract?....wow....
i believe what the comments are really pertaining to tim is that the high speed network for verizon is more readily available than at&t's network in the US. meaning it's more appealing to the person that travels to big and smalls cities, goes on vacation , etc.....yes, the blackberry is gsm/cdma capable . so it looks like "if " the exclusive tag is dropped from it...then anyone could purchase the device. but if it's not.....then only verizon customers will have ability to use the touchscreen blackberry
34. Anomalies (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Jun 2008)
Dear Tim, did you realize that VerizonWireless and Vodaphone are brother/sister companies? Do your research before trying to post some glorified statement.
The Blackberry 8830 is a Verizon/Vodaphone device that works on both networks... so why not unlock and activate that on AT&T.... oh... you can't... IT'S NOT QUADBAND GSM. Do you think Blackberry wont do the same with this phone? Verizon and Vodaphone will have the same phone, both CDMA/GSM Thunders.
hahaha #46, you are stupid. there is a reason why Verizon has the most customers... and AT&T doesnt. Y would you want a phone that cant even get service (AT&T) when you can get one that basically always has service exept places like the Burmuda Triangle (VZW).
tim from att. are you completely stupid? how are you going to activate a CDMA exclusive Verizon phone on ATT? Vodafone... largest in the world. Verizon.. Largest in the US. I think that all speaks for itself since Vodafone owns almost half of Verizon. Your opinion doesnt make sense and doesnt matter. How are your health benifits and $9/hour treating you at ATT? I would know. I USED to work for that awfull company. Please do not post again. Your an undereducated ATT rep with no morals and you dont care about your customers.
59. mattttttt (unregistered)
coming late to this thread but that was an epic att pwn. dare is selling tons right now and unlike att we can actually do math right and keep our inventory at the correct levels. when the thunder comes out it will be the best phone in the U.S. bar none
35. Nunya (unregistered)
you people are idots...there's no debate here, any phone, no matter how great will completely suck w/ vzw b/c they will lock it down!! So you could be using a laptop as a cell phone on verizon & in actuality it will be like using a motorola startac!!!
you are an idiot for that analogy
38. vzw/att user (unregistered)
Some people are idiots.... If you take the time and search the internet, I'm sure you can find hacks, tricks, and tips on how to unlock certain features that are locked down by specific carriers. Remember, the reason for the carrier not unlocking all the features of a phone is to 1: save the carrier money, 2: most people won't use their phone to its full potential. 3: some of us just want to have all the features for bragging rights. 4: So what’s the big deal…? Hack the phone like most of us will do.
wow, y'all r wack! first of all, this is a PHOTOSHOP!!! and not what it will actually look like. second, verizon is truely the best carrier because i have had AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, and where i live, Verizon is THE BEST!!! although i must admit that their "menu" screen is slightly wack... but besides that, what is the point of a phone if you cant even use it to call/txt/email with it? third, this will probably be the best phone for verizon fo sho. y'all who think this phone is going to suck, just think of one word... BLACKBERRY... that is all that is needed to be said. (and if you are an idiot who knows nothing about cell phones/smart phones, BlackBerry is a POWERHOUSE when it comes to smart phones. BlackBerry is like the Rolls Royce of cars or the Rolex of watches) one mo thing... i have to give props to da iphone, and this will probably be the closest competitor because the iPhone 3G's new updates arent much. the only thing the new iPhone 3D improved on was integrating GPS and more games/apps. and all that stuff. in conclusion, these two phones will be REALLY close competitors, and i look forward to seeing how all this turns out.
do you think this will have wifi or do you think i should stick with my htc mogual
44. Steve Jobs (unregistered)
yes..the Iphone does suck..All we added on the new one is the 3g..which is not even fully functional unlike *coughs* Verizon Wireless...and GPS...its still the same...and you knuckleheads will still purchase it anyways...so thanks in advance for my new million dollar home that I will purchase with your moneyeee...muwahahahah...