New BlackBerry devices get outed?

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New BlackBerry devices get outed?
You know those great videos of the BlackBerry Storm 2? Well, the guy behind them has some more news for us. First, he says that RIM plans to release 16 devices in 2010. That is a lot of different models to hit the market in a year and let's hope that it is not just a case of the Canadian manufacturer throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks.

Three of the models were discussed with a little detail. The first is the BlackBerry Essex. This is a model that we have reported on earlier as a BlackBerry Tour with Wi-Fi and a trackpad. There is also a chance that RIM could be making this a touchscreen model. The Striker 9100 is supposed to be a slimmer, trimmer version of the BlackBerry Pearl and will have 3G connectivity and a trackpad. This model could end up with as a flip phone. The BlackBerry Curve 8530 has already been seen in a spy shot of Verizon's inventory screen. It is a CDMA variant of the 8520 with Wi-Fi included.

RIM has made a point of listening to what the customer wants and following through. A good example of that is the BlackBerry Storm 2 where improvements have been made to the SurePress typing system and Wi-Fi has been added. It seems RIM wants to make sure that there is a different BlackBerry model for everyone.

RIM BlackBerry Curve 2 8530 Preliminary Specifications

source: TheCoolGuyReport






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11 Comments

1. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I am a big Blackberry fan, although I can't see RIM releasing 16 different devices. More likely 4 devices on 4 carriers.

2. EraserXIV

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 16, 2009

If RIM comes out with a Touchscreen QWERTY Slider... do want.

3. fsjon

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

I would like to see a new pearl, san flip...like the 8100. And make it super slim an in metal, like the moto SLVR.

4. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

yeah really RIM does need that new pearl bcuz some people don't like the flip style n all the candybar styles are -3G

5. awesomeanthony

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

We don't want trackpads!!!!!!! These are not Zunes. The ball makes a BlackBerry a Blackberry!

6. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Before the trackball Blackberry's had a wheel on the side. Everybody said the same thing when RIM came out with the trackball. The navigation will be very similar with fewer failures. The trackball is a HIGH failure item and this will make their phone more reliable. I wouldn't knock it until you try it for a few weeks. I bet you'll hate the track ball once you try the trackpad for a few weeks.

8. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I agree.

7. knuckleballer34

Posts: 119; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

I'm hoping they release a 3G model for T-Mobile next year/in the near future. The 8530 will be good with Sprint too, they badly need more BB options.

9. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

T-Mobile should get 3g before releaseing a 3g phone....Just a thought...Hey I know they could rent VZW network that they've had for years since its been 3g forever, and then when LTE comes out they can just have it, Someones trash is someone elses treasure... Mine as well considering they arent getting AHEAD of the competition any time soon.

10. jkeskel

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2009

Except Verizon is CDMA and TMO is GSM. SOOOOOOO fail @ "network rent". You should know that if you have even heard of LTE. And if you were referring to Sprint renting Verizon's network, they already do in some areas. And you should have made that clear; it looks like you're suggesting TMO to rent VZWs network.

11. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

The Bold is the best Blackberry year to date yeah the storm i nice with it touch but the Bold was the bread winner!

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