Mr. T returns as analyst confirms BlackBerry touchscreen slider; WebKit browser coming?
posted by Alan F. / Nov 16, 2009, 5:29 PM
Another piece of news from the analyst involves a new browser for BlackBerry handsets. As we reported, RIM was seeking a developer with WebKit experience to help develop a modern browser for the manufacturer. Wu also says that RIM might be allowed by Microsoft or Google to use one of their browsers in a BlackBerry device instead of the current outdated version used by RIM. The WebKit engine is behind the more successful browsers on the market, powering the internet for the Apple iPhone, Palm Pre and the Motorola DROID. Upgrading the software for BlackBerry might help RIM get some favorable publicity. The expected momentum the company thought it would have when the Storm2 was released to good reviews, was stolen by the Motorola DROID's hard hitting ad campaign and very good reviews. Verizon and RIM have discovered that many owners of the first-gen Storm are moving to the DROID instead of upgrading to the Storm2 as expected and the carrier has not flooded the airwaves with commercials for the Storm's sequel unit.
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Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009
Again with the Storm 3 foolishness? C'mon guys thats not even close to credible! The Storm 2 JUST launched.
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:44 AM 0
Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009
I don't see Storm 3 mentioned in this article. New device, 2010 launch, with touchscreen 'like' the Storm, with a slide out keyboard. Makes sense, as my biggest prob with storm and storm 2 is typing on glass doesn't work for me.
posted on Nov 16, 2009, 6:31 PM 0
10. mr. anderson
Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 16, 2009
and storm 2 rumors, which turned out to be true, came out shortly after the storm launch. without surepress this probably wont be a storm anyway, so its totally conceivable that rim has this in the works already
posted on Nov 17, 2009, 1:34 AM 0
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next yr rim will make a full flash phone that will blow all previous BB devices!
posted on Nov 17, 2009, 11:33 AM 0
Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009
I watched Rocky III last night... Mr. T was such a Bad Ass. I wonder if they removed his picture and put up a Blackberry picture because AT&T, I mean Mr. T, might sue them for copy right infrindgement... ?
posted on Nov 17, 2009, 1:36 PM 0
Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009
I don't like the picture rendition, but this could be good. As for the comment above, there are different types of touch screens. You say your doesn't work, are you using your finger or finger nail? I won't buy this, but RIM is answering what consumers ask for and fairly quickly. Although I don't think releasing a new BB every month is great for some people, it does give better market options. I just want to see RIM get away from exclusive deals.
posted on Nov 17, 2009, 3:56 PM 0
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