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Touchscreen BlackBerry Thunder to launch in Q3?

0. phoneArena 13 May 2008, 09:44 posted on

The first image of what is supposed to be the first touchscreen BlackBerry appeared, with the codename Thunder and information that Verizon and …

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posted on 14 May 2008, 00:11

46. SOme one (unregistered)


Alright keep in mind that you pay for your coverage when you have vzw. WE have been fist in customer service, plus its a need for you to be able to read your bill. As far as charge per mb, Alot of customers where complaing that their minutes would run low month to month, therefore vzw came up with this new NAtion wide to separeate the two. When you buy an app you pay the creater not vzw.

posted on 14 May 2008, 00:18

47. (unregistered)


ha seriously: i have a family of 5 and i pay 175 each month for 5 phones 3,500 minutes unlimited text messaging and tv and web for my sons voyager.

posted on 20 May 2008, 16:32

70. (unregistered)


First in customer service by who. AT&T shuts down on the weekends and is unreachable. VZW cust care is always available to ya. AT&T you need to wait on every occasion to get a warrenty replacement. VZW can be done in store on most occassion. According to Consumer reports VZW is # 1 in that catagory as well as the others. AT&T is battling with Sprint for fourth in all catagories.

posted on 13 May 2008, 15:00

30. jrcrow (unregistered)


All I can say is vzw does a great job at crippling features and STILL charging for its geatures that can be bought cheaper from ATT or even sprint--they are going downhill (Sprint)..thats why their prices r sooo low..I had em for a week..no real issues, other than choppy reception calling my wife on her phone..we have 2 exact phones!..lol!..I just believe in keeping the minutes I dont use..GO ATT!..Rollover!!

posted on 13 May 2008, 16:06

34. Clo (unregistered)


Ha Rollover. What a joke. Minutes you don't use just sitting there waiting for you not to use them because you didn't use them the previous month and doubt your going to use all your min the next month. I have had Sprint, ATT, and now Verizon. I have to say Verizon is the best at quality and customer service. I can call them and tell them that I can't get any reception in an area and then two days later I see a verzion wireless van driving around my area with a guy on a cell phone. Then a few months later bam I have full coverage cause they just put up a tower down the road. That to me is customer service!

posted on 14 May 2008, 12:54

51. (unregistered)


i'm calling shenanigans. Towers are not put because you complained. They take time and numerous approvals. If this is true, it's purely coincidental. Nice try chief.

posted on 18 May 2008, 12:02

63. (unregistered)


if enough people complain, that is exactly what happens. coincidental? if it was 2 days later, rather than months, you may be right.

posted on 02 Jun 2008, 15:20

81. (unregistered)


Truth be told, Verizon Wireless does take in to account consumer and employee suggestions about their netowrk. Verizon DOES want to know where coverage/reception is a problem and WILL try to improve upon those areas. Yes, there are things that get in the way - they do have to be approved, residents in an some areas actually have the say-so about towers being built and so forth, not to mention that sometimes it is not the need of a new tower, but the improvement upon an existing tower - but Verizon DOES want to know about any and all coverage problems so that they may be addressed, and, if possible, corrected. As a current employee I have seen numerous occasions where such things were done - maybe the first was a little exxagerative, but he is right.

posted on 13 May 2008, 16:00

32. (unregistered)


anyone who is stoked on at&t blackberrys and or the iphone is a retard! Go od luck putting insurance on those... oh wait at&t hates its customers and won't let you! :) VZW does work!!

posted on 13 May 2008, 16:04

33. (unregistered)


and another thing... ROLLOVER... all that rollover means is your paying too much for your plan! "what happened to your least dropped calls at&t" hahaha VZW does work!!

posted on 13 May 2008, 16:34

35. xSamaurai (unregistered)


Right now in America the Fight is between AT&T and Verizon Wireless. That's just America, not the rest of the world. The No.1 company in the world (based on customers) is Vodaphone. Who own's VZW? 60% Verizon Landlines, 40% Vodaphone. LTE is an untied front from two of the biggest Mobile companies in the world, with it being more of a focus for VZW, since it's not a GSM based company. Who won majority of the 700mhz spectrum?.... VZW for LTE. The OTHER comapny in the US that is also doing LTE is AT&T. But they're going to finish developing their 3G network first. The only way that they will be "PARALLEL" (= Tied) is if they abandon their 3G network and start developing LTE. They probably will do that since thats the way they treat their customers when they change their networks all the time. AT&T and Cingular have a history of ealry to support and quick to abandon their technologies. I'm not saying that AT&T is worse than Verizon Wireless; VZW and AT&T are both Dicks for one thing or another, but based on reports and the way this industry is heading, VZW is going nail a huge blow against AT&T, if not crippling them.

posted on 23 May 2008, 15:35

75. jherz6 (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 May 2008)


If there's a fight between AT&T and Verizon, this is no fight for Verizon. Weather you call it Cingular, or AT&T (pardon my french) crap is crap. AT&T always had a good reputation thats why Cingular merged or bought them out, what ever the case may be AT&T will never ever be a match for Verizon.

posted on 13 May 2008, 18:58

37. (unregistered)


wow this new i-phone blackberry version looks great. even though a little wide.

posted on 13 May 2008, 23:12

41. (unregistered)


ooooops, here's the right link http://gizmodo.com/364076/touchscreen-blackberry-patent-suggests-rim-has-sidekick+envy

posted on 14 May 2008, 00:23

48. (unregistered)


I can tell you right now that you're wasting your time arguing over the top two cell phone compainies, and don't come at me with statistics you find on the internet about how ATT and Verizon are not the top two cell phone providers. We all know that ATT and Verizon are the top two, and that if 9 out of 10 people had their choice, they would choose one of these 2. Niether of them suck, so it is pointless arguing with eachother about how one is worse than the other, no ones going to win this argument because they are both equally great companies. I work for ATT and my husband works for Verizon, we both carry ATT phones. These are wireless phones people, they're not home phones, we're not going to get service everywhere no matter how bad you want it. And just because you don't get service everywhere or you get a drop call, doesn't mean that compnay sucks. True, certain areas Verizon may work and ATT doesn't, just like you can find plenty of places where ATT works and Verizon doesn't. That's just how this wireless cell phone technology works people, but talking trash about either of these companies, is pointless. I think we can all be adults and put aside statistics and all of this "techy" garbage and say hands down, ATT and Verizon are both great in all aspects. Neither of them are perfect or have anything that puts the other company to shame. With that being said, I want to address a few of your "smack talk" comments ROLLOVER - Those of you that think Rollover is a joke, are ridiculous. Who in their right mind would think that? Verizon and ATT have the same plans/minutes for the same price, why wouldn't you want a feature where you get to keep your unused minutes in a "bank" there for you to dip into if you ever go over your minutes. Working for ATT, I sesee on a daily basis where rollover minutes have saved customers from receivng 300 dollar phone bills. No one uses the same amount of minutes every month, sometimes you go over ur minutes, sometimes you use less than that, we don't all talk the same amount every month. Rollover is great, and anyone who knocks it..is an idiot. You pay monthly for a certain amount of minutes, and if you don't use them you lose them with anyother compnay, only ATT lets you keep the minutes that YOU PAY FOR, until you need them. Some instances rollover has been such a great feautre that some customers have built up 10,000 rollover minutes, then they decide that they're just going to cancel their house phone and use up all their rollover minutes, and save themselves 60 bucks a month on a house phone, then when they've used up all their rollover minutes, they just up their cell phone plan to more minutes and still save money on the end. and our 3g coverage, I don't know whose complaining about that, but whoever is, again an idiot. Who cares if it's takes some time to make all of the areas that we currently have reception in also have 3g? Rome wasn't built in a day. I'd rather have 3g coverage in certain areas that none. And again here in maryland, we have 3g coverage pretty mcuh everywhere and it works great, it's steadily increasing in areas, and knocking att for not being able to snap their fingers overnight and poof make everything 3g, is ridiculous. So, to wrap it up....why don't you now start an argument about tmobile and Nextel, you guys can all argue about which ones better, even though they both suck, just like your trying to argue about verizon and att and which ones worse even though they're both great. It's like a bmw owner and a lexus owner arguing about whose cars better. lexus has better intertior, bmws isn't as modern, so bmw sucks. I mean come on guys.........lets get real. Just because you have Verizon and you don't have ATT doesn't mean you have to spend your time trashing the compnay that you decided not to go with, when you know yourself that it's a gresat company.

posted on 14 May 2008, 08:57

50. (unregistered)


to the lady who works at att w a husband at verizon. first off your husband could be fired because you work at att. but thats besides the point. i agree that rollover isnt a joke, and can come in real handy. but dont you pay extra for rollover minutes and/or loss mobile to mobile? this makes rollover pointless for the average user. because att has so many customers (as does verizon), the lack of m2m would make you use a lot more minutes. rollover mostly helps people who barely use the phone. people who barely use the phone dont tend to be big spenders when it comes to wireless. meaning att has rollover to attract old people who dont use the phone much. old people dont make att much money. it doesnt really help the average user. you also said "att lets you keep the minutes that you pay for, until you need them". isnt it really att lets you pay more/substitute another feature out for the minutes that you dont use so that you can use them later, as long as they have not decayed yet?? lastly, a bmw and mercedes comparison would have been a lot more valid then bmw vs lexus.

posted on 18 May 2008, 18:51

65. (unregistered)


ummm rollover minutes may be appealing but if you think about it theyre still going to waste. what makes you think that having roll over minutes is a good thing when youre not even using your initial minute allowence.

posted on 21 May 2008, 14:41

71. (unregistered)


Why does your husband carry Att. I would find it very hard to do my job and sell a product i dont even have. He would prob make a lot more commision if he had verizon and had the personal experience of using it. Then he could buy you more stuff. Also I honestly have never not had service with verizon ever and Im not lying. Soooo yeah verizon is better than att as a user of both providers. If you dont have verizon how would you know? And what are you talking about with the whole 3g thing anyways? How is it better to be behind on data speed? I still cant believe the whole network isn't 3g yet. I feel like ive been hearing about it forever.

posted on 22 May 2008, 18:03

72. CLo (unregistered)


I love people who post i work for ATT and my husband for Verizon. Funny thing is does he work for Verizon or Verizon wireless. If it's wireless he probably can't sell much cause he can't even show his own phone. ATT can't get 3G rolling over the nation. VZW has 3G over the nation. All ATT cares about is major cities just like Sprint. Sprint may actually have a bit fast speed than VZW but only carry major cities. What about the common people out in po dunk town. Hell there is a town about an hour from where I am that has 3G network. There's 100 people in it and can't get any internet but dial-up. At least VZW looks to try and get service to the hard to reach areas. And the person who commented about people out driving around for VZW. I have met two of them. They have 6 cell phones from each company in their trunk and two aircards from each company to see who gets service better where so VZW can upgrade service better than others.

posted on 14 May 2008, 15:33

52. some guy (unregistered)


i told you all like 3 months ago of touch screen blackberry coming to Verizon...i did i did...

posted on 14 May 2008, 15:50

53. jamesvillan22 (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Apr 2008)


OMG@! finally a super cool phone for VERIZON!!!!! yea! suck on that u at&t sprint lover hippies! =-P u wish u had our tech! dream dream u sad people! oh i have a iphone! lolol yea no 3G or push email! hahahaha! this will be the best busines and average tech junkies dream! cant wait for it!

posted on 14 May 2008, 16:58

54. (unregistered)


ahhh the insurance claim how great. I was a store manager for Verizon and now for ATT ATT is better employee based thatn vzw was. Now get the insurance thing straight att will offer insurance on ever phone except the apple iphone due to apple stipulations on insurance on their handsets. No longer will that be a valid excuse

posted on 18 May 2008, 12:07

64. (unregistered)


what about insurance for water damage?

posted on 14 May 2008, 17:03

55. (unregistered)


to above commenter accusing husband will lose job. You are uneducated and incorrect. Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility/Knowledge Ventures have what are called conflict of interest forms that all spouses who's spouse works for another wireless company must sing, stating that no internal secretes will be shared, if the before mentioned statement is violated then the individual would then be terminated.

posted on 15 May 2008, 10:54

61. (unregistered)


Just to educate you all the main reason vzw went to mb for data is so they can roll out open access asap. Other carriers don't bill data @ minutes they bill them @ mb. Also the main reason vzw is going to use lte is that they want to be able to roll out global plans. How nice would this be for the international traveler? Pay this much a month and be able to use your phone all over the globe. This is where having vodafone as a part owner of vzw comes in real handy. Also for the at&t lady, it's clear that you fell for the at&t brainwash in the trainings you went to.

posted on 24 May 2008, 12:53

77. Nicole0806 (unregistered)


People.. come on.. All i have to say is who was wireless carrier of the year for 2008...?? VERIZON =) Besides, the network is faster than anyone else's.. The Iphone is played out.

posted on 27 May 2008, 16:28

80. (unregistered)


Lol. i cant believe i sat here and read every single one of comments. what kind of nerds are you people arguing over cell phone service? that's ridiculous, and thats coming from a Verizon employee. i mean i think cell phones are pretty cool and interesting too, but you geeks know way more than you should. however, i do commend you for going out and researching some of the useless information that you have come up with (even though some of you are wrong as all get out). my only question is, if you all are so smart, why cant the majority of you spell correctly?

posted on 14 Jun 2008, 13:44

86. (unregistered)


cause we don't want to.

posted on 31 Jul 2008, 12:35

92. (unregistered)


I agree...You are all tools and a product of our screwed up society...While you whine and complain about your cell service the rest of the world is passing you by...Get outside, somewhere where you can't pick up a cell signal...and try to prioritize the things that really matter in your lives...pathetic. BTW...I have a sprint bb curve...I can answer/send emails, get/send txts, email pics of my kids to their grandparents...and guess what? It is about #79 on my list of priorities in my life. Every weekend I get out to canoe, kayak, camp, etc and I have no cell signal...it is awesome and puts perspective on life...Try it geeks, you may like it. Plus your pale, soft, tender bodies may toughen up a bit.

posted on 03 Jun 2008, 18:00

82. (unregistered)


i myself am a verizon employee and just came from at&t and will not switch services because.. why the fuck for when the best cell phones go to at&t and where i live i get 3g. Honestly tried verizon out but the fact is i got the same service there data isnt the noticabbly faster. the phone line up sucks.. and plus i like being able to switch from phone to phone in a breeze and not deal with customer service to switch phones not to mention wait on the phone.. the choice is clear At&t rules!!

posted on 03 Jun 2008, 22:16

83. (unregistered)


this is so fake. its just the bold thats been altered to look like it has a touch screen.

posted on 16 Jun 2008, 20:11

87. (unregistered)


Actually your comments are innacurate in many forms, first off, the networks that sprint and verizon operate on are not 4g. Europe and Japan are being updated to 4G. 3 & 4G are opperated on a GSM platform where companies such as ATT, T-Mobile, Suncom, etc opperate on. Verizon and Sprint operate on a currenty faster network formed by TDMA. However 3/4 G networks are the next higher speed/quality networks, and are more advnaced than TDMA, hence why you see Japan using 3/4G GSM. As for who is bigger better etc, the companies are allways changing and failing, Verizon is in the process of buying out Altel, wich after they are done will cause them to beat ATT as the largest carrier in the United States. Sprint is one of the lowest on the ladder, they fall short on the list right now, and the company is not doing well, and they do not have international funds. T-Mobile for example is not one of the largest in the US, but typically holds the second place in the world as the largest, they just don't have the presence in the US yet. Please, if you are going to post in a blog, have at least some experience or real knowlege before spreading rumors and false information, and as allways do not make your biased choices based on tv commercials, start looking at third party resources such as jd powers or consumer reports.

posted on 07 Sep 2008, 14:23

93. no name (unregistered)


I would like to know why the blackberry thunder won't be available for sprint customers because lately sprint came out with dumb phones that don't want probably and us sprint customers do deserve a high quality good phone like the blackberry thunder phone.... so sprint stop playing around and do what you need to do OK!!!!!!!!

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