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More information emerges on the Kickstart

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More information emerges on the Kickstart
Fresh off his big Kickstart announcement, BGR has lots or new pictures and details. This one looks to be interesting, and squarely aimed at not only consumers but the young, hip crowd. Unique features, such as a luminescent ring around the external display, a battery door that can be customized with graphics and a slew of color options make the Kickstart the most radical departure from the traditional BlackBerry yet. The units themselves will be annodized and the battery door will be either soft touch metal, or low gloss for printing graphics onto it.

As far as features go, look for quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (no 3G?!?,) OS 4.6 (the sexy new number found on the upcoming 9000,) WiFi, 2 megapixel camera, 3.5mm headset jack and a"next generation" SureType keyboard. Both displays will be 16 bit color, the internal display is QVGA while the external measures 160x128. The date isn't hard yet, but look for this to land on T-Mobile as early as September.

source: BGR

More information emerges on the Kickstart
More information emerges on the Kickstart
More information emerges on the Kickstart

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. VZW (unregistered)


Nice of them to launch a breakthrough device on the worst network out there. We'll see who they launch this so called "touch screen" device with in the future. Hopefully Verizon Since they have the best network out there which includes 3G. Let T-Mobile have that non 3G garbage. ;u)

posted on 02 May 2008, 12:04

2. jrcrow79 (unregistered)


umm...Tmobile is ALREADY 3G man!..I have ATT curve 8310 with Edge speed..fast enough..I am an engineer and have had verizon which I just threw out the window due to nickle n diming..again!..3g ISNT that quicker..you're talking nanoseconds man!..geez and that doesnt included network traffic..think bout it! E

posted on 02 May 2008, 12:10

3. (unregistered)


Yeah. T-mobile just launched 3 g. for voice.http://gizmodo.com/385621/t+mobile-3g-details-nyc-tomorrow-plus-the-20+-markets

posted on 02 May 2008, 15:50

7. (unregistered)


yea in new your city. its nto available nationwide yet

posted on 04 May 2008, 11:32

11. lol (unregistered)


T-Mobile has only RECENTLY launched a 3G service. And even then, it is only for voice communication, so you can't apply it to all of the media on a phone. Plus, T-Mobile wouldn't be using the 3G for REAL TELEVISION like Verizon does. And like VZW said, Verizon is the vest network out there. ATT can't even cater well to a big city like Los Angeles, where as VZW can cater to even the smallest town in rural Texas because of the awesome network and reception.

posted on 02 May 2008, 12:33

4. babbo (unregistered)


WHat's breakthrough about this? It's a flip Pearl with some colored lights. Looks to be about 5 inches thick, too. Yawn.

posted on 02 May 2008, 12:58

5. FerneyZan (unregistered)


I really like it a lot,, but what I dont like,, is the fact that it will not a 3G phone.. that is a huge disappointment.. Specially since T-Mobile finally rolled 3G out starting in some markets... It also looks a little bit HUGE... Damn!!! But overall, as long as not bigger then the RAZR 2, I would had been interested to get me one if it was on VZW or ATT or even Sprint where 3G is mostly deployed..

posted on 02 May 2008, 14:37

6. VZW (unregistered)


They launched 3G in just 2 or 3 cities. Edge is basicaly 2.5G. about 250k compared to a Rev A device running about 1.4MB. big difference when your tethering your device. Which means those nanoseconds turn into minutes. I would say the only thing breakthrough for this device is the newer OS and the Flip/Clamshell design. Its a first for them which therefor means "breakthrough" If you like your inferior network with TMobile then stay with all the Somalians and typical garage sale atmosphere. Im glad to be nickel and dimed as long as its fast and its reliable.

posted on 02 May 2008, 21:43

8. Rev A (unregistered)


Rev A in some Markets is up to 2.0 mbps way faster than Edge

posted on 03 May 2008, 10:13

9. T-HUFF (unregistered)


THIS PHONE SHOULD BE WITH VZW. PLEEEEEEEASE.

posted on 04 May 2008, 10:37

10. DeeBee (unregistered)


Any chance this babe coming to Europe??

posted on 05 May 2008, 13:31

12. HeyTreTre (unregistered)


WOW! Im impressed My girlfriend would love this. She loved my blackberry but hated it wasnt a flip-phone What a great looking convergent device! ARRRG and I just bought her the RAZR2V9 for tmo for 300 bucks DAMN YOU RIM Coulda hinted at this earlier

posted on 06 May 2008, 10:35

13. Simdes (unregistered)


Clamshell blackberry?? - Good, good! *evil beaver*

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