New Video of BlackBerry 9800 whets the appetite

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New Video of BlackBerry 9800 whets the appetite
Remember the excitement that permeated the cellphone world when the BlackBerry Storm was about to be launched? Unfortunately, RIM failed to make good on the promise of the Storm by releasing a half-baked handset. Hopefully, RIM does it right this time as the same level of excitement is building for the BlackBerry 9800 Slider. With the multimedia and navigational function of a touchscreen combined with the outstanding QWERTY keyboard from the Bold series, the hardware looks outstanding. Add in a new finger friendly, multimedia capable OS and a WebKit based browser that surfs with the best of them, you have a stylish phone that gets you through work in the day and takes you to the finest clubs and restaurants at night. Below, for your viewing pleasure, we have a  set-up video of the 9800. Expected to be launched by AT&T, it could prove to be valid competition to the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Captivate. This could be the dark horse phone of the year and is the device that the Storm should have been.

RIM BlackBerry BOLD 9800 Preliminary Specifications

source: Salomondrin



19. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

switching between apps is very much like the way android executes switching between apps and i got so annoyed with the apple suing android thing. i hope there won't be any legal issues

16. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Thought Sprint was supposed to get this but of course not too bad!

14. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Since OS6 is a bit more fluid, I wonder what kind of integration will come out of these 'Super' apps RIM is always talking about.

13. luv_droids

Posts: 30; Member since: May 21, 2010

is this supposed to be the storm3?

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no, this is the bold slider. the storm3 is still all touch.

11. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

RIM needs a winner, they're phones all currently suck. Everyone I knew that had a Storm threw that shit at one point of time or more. This OS 6 better be good.

15. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

For non-touch devices, the Bolds, Pearl 3G, and the latest Curves all seem pretty solid; unless a phone no being a touchscreen is automatically garbage in your eyes...then you know, I digress.

5. phoenix87

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 03, 2010

This reminds me of the Palm pre. It was supposed to change the game. It had a nice OS, but it just never managed to get the popularity vote. I hope that RIM learns from Palm and their previous game changer “Storm”.

10. ChimpinHard

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 22, 2010

Yeah, i just wonder if it will be to large with the screen slid open. If its like a bold with 2x bigger screen thats a pretty tall device when its opened

3. ibap

Posts: 873; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Yeah, bring this thing to Sprint. Or better yet, let's have SIM cards for CDMA. Enough of this stuff. Also, "half-backed"? Try 'half-baked'. Which it was.

8. twashington4

Posts: 81; Member since: May 24, 2010

I agree...release it on Sprint too. I think the Tour went to every carrier. Enough of this exclusivity stuff we saw with the Storm on Verizon. Share the love!! I hope they deck this thing out with some horsepower since they are touting the multimedia and enhanced browser experience. No sense in updating the OS if it's still running on same old hardware from before. Let's get 1GB of RAM/ROM or 8GB or more of internal storage in this sucker!! C'mon Blackberry!!

18. bigbilly

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 22, 2010

They did spell it "half-baked" ibap.


Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

This device had my very interested until I read that it would launch on AT&T. What a disappointment. RIM might as well dig a hole in the ground, and bury it now!

6. majicc07

Posts: 28; Member since: May 07, 2009

Yeah let's launch it on VZ like the Storm 1 and Storm 2 so that within a month it can be buy one get one free because sales were so pitiful. The Storms were forgotten faster than the Motorola Rokr 1 back in 2005. That's pretty quick.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the storms sold quite well for like 6-8 months and were backordered for over a month. the bogo was on all blackberries. yea, know what ur talking about.. lol I dunno, id have to play with it to get exited about it. I'd probably wait for the 2nd or 3rd update before concidering it so they can work out all the bugs on a brand new system.

9. ChimpinHard

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 22, 2010

Thats only because the storm 1 was garbage. A real setback for RIM. Storm 2 is a solid device, however its impact was muffled by the launch of the Droid. I sell verizon and have used the phone on a demo line and it is an exceptional phone. Once the 9800 gets on verizon I think it will compete with the droid devices, hopefully they can increase the size of their app store though

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i used to work for VZW. i was there for the storm launch. it was a great first gen device. It was just plagued with production issues.

1. evyoo

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

"whets" the appetite shouldnt it be "wets" still sounds weird tho

4. ibap

Posts: 873; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Actually, whets is correct. whet 1. To sharpen (a knife, for example); hone. 2. To make more keen; stimulate: The frying bacon whetted my appetite.

20. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Ouch, you better come with a better comment than that when you're the first... Or at least just an accurate one...

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