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Touchscreen BlackBerry Thunder to launch in Q3?

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

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 29 Jul 2008, 11:27

90. Heytretre (unregistered)

Umm, the thunder is gonna be Uber compatible its supposed to have HSDPA, EVDOrevA, GSm, GPRS, EDGE, 1xRTT, FBI, CIA, and SWAT LOL Seriously though ATT is not a better carrier, if they hadnt merged with Cingular VZW would be destroying the market thats the reason why they did it. Are they more exopensive YES Do they have better coverage YES Are they buying Alltell to fill in the few gaps they have YES Am i on vzw NO but not becuase i dont want them, becuase I cant afford the deposit When they get inline with the other carriers and drop the max deposit to 150 IM ALL OVER IT Do they get the best phones first HECK NO WILL wou wait forever for that new handset YES but theyre getting better I worked for VZW data support for 2 yrs Not a fanboy, but ive had EVERY CARRIER Ive used em all VZW was the best Sprint was ok at one point but theyve gone to the dogs Now what sprint should do is bow down and beg to be bought by VZW now that would be a sight, LOL

posted on 13 May 2008, 11:08

11. (unregistered)

Reasons as to why VZW is getting this phone: 1.VZW owns a lot of the shares for Vodafone. 2.Vodafone owns 44% of VZW shares. 3. Making a phone that can be used between these companies (flawlessly) 4. Giving VZW customers (who refuse to change carriers) more freedom to work outside the US. I'm not sure how older business people would like this phone, but i trust RIM The Bold is definitely HOT

posted on 13 May 2008, 11:30

13. (unregistered)

2.Vodafone owns 44% of VZW shares. - absolutely correct 1.VZW owns a lot of the shares for Vodafone. - not really.

posted on 13 May 2008, 13:44

21. (unregistered)

yea i dont think verizon wireless...(which is an entirely seperate entity from Verizon the Corporation) owns any shares of Vodafone

posted on 13 May 2008, 14:15

25. (unregistered)

verizon wireless is joint venture between vodaphone and verizon corp just to clarify

posted on 13 May 2008, 17:03

36. VZWREP (unregistered)

ummm obviously but verizon doesnt own any shares of vodafone. and to be honest nobody ownes any shares of verizon wireless due to the fact that it is not publicly traded. Vodafone owns a percentage of verizone wireless. shares are completely different. i couldnt have 50 shares in coca cola but that doesnt mean i own 50% of the company verizon wireless to be honest is really its own company...the fact that we have a competely different Pres/CEO than Verizon Corp proves just that

posted on 23 May 2008, 15:49

76. jherz6 (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 May 2008)

Its not that people refuse to change carriers, as a loyal Verizon customer where else is there to go. I havnt always been with Verizon, I tried some others but once I tried them, there was no reason to go anywhere else. Verizon takes longer to release versions of different phones because they prefer to work the bugs out before a phone is released. Rather then companies like T-Mobile, or AT&T, or Sprint who just seem to be in a hurry.

posted on 13 May 2008, 11:40

14. Wireless Store - Paradise (unregistered)

Why choose Verizon? Because Verizon is the future. By the time the GSM comparators have a full 3g network. Shortly after that Verizon will turn the 700mhz in LTE (700mhz=LTE). Then nation wide 4G will be born. Together with Vodafone, Verizon are going to mop up the competition.

posted on 13 May 2008, 12:33

18. (unregistered)

nationwide 4g will be born a good three years before vzw flips the lte switch

posted on 13 May 2008, 13:59

22. (unregistered)

"nationwide 4g will be born a good three years before vzw flips the lte switch" ^^^ i love how people just pull statements out of their behind and try to pass them off as being valid facts

posted on 14 May 2008, 18:15

57. lol (unregistered)

no no, i think they pull these statements National Inquirer, and believe it to be real. Dont worry the Yeti is out ther. lol

posted on 13 May 2008, 11:42

15. (unregistered)

I will buy any Blackberry if I could use them with Rhapsody to Go... I like Music Subscription... Another reason why I cannot get an iPhone... I am stock with Windows Mobile phones at the moment.... But I love the Curve's hardware keyboard...

posted on 13 May 2008, 12:06

16. sinfulta (unregistered)

I said this months ago about the 9000 post. That VZW will get an exclusive blackberry. The blackberry rep that came in would only say. You will get a blackberry in Q3/Q4 that will make all other blackberry's prior to it look like a joke. This is what was said when I asked about exclusivity about the curve and why it was taking so long to receive it. All this does it just prove the point more to what I mentioned here and what he said months ago.

posted on 13 May 2008, 12:31

17. DamonO (unregistered)

AT&T will not get this BB first. Although they were the first carrier to offer BB, they will not bring it to a network that has such a strong impression with the iPhone. Guaranteed Verizon or Sprint will carry this BB first.

posted on 13 May 2008, 12:46

19. (unregistered)

Sprint will not carry the Thunder because they're on a downhill climb right now. Like at&t they also blow donkey nuts.

posted on 14 May 2008, 18:16

58. F U (unregistered)

yeah. HOw many CEOs has sprint gone through? God, they r more busy than a hooker on a Navy Ship. lol

posted on 24 Jul 2008, 12:06

89. (unregistered)

as long as verizon makes their sales quota.. neither sprint nor at&t will EVER get the phone. its a lifetime exclusive for verizon.

posted on 13 May 2008, 13:13

20. HeyTreTre (unregistered)

I was a VZW rep and I have an ATT phone After all was said and done ATT is not bad, not bad at all I have a HSDPA 8525 and its great I just love the flexibility of bieng able to swap phones in 5 seconds Ive got highspeed data may not be as fast as VZW but im content until they launch LTE but LTE is a GSM technology so it makes sense that ATT will goto LTE first

posted on 13 May 2008, 23:57

44. elgee02 (unregistered)

"but LTE is a GSM technology so it makes sense that ATT will goto LTE first" But actually that DOESN'T make any sense at all because it won't be any more difficult for VZW to rollout LTE than it would AT&T. And seeing as though VZW made off with A LOT more 700mhz spectrum than AT&T if anything they will have an easier time rolling out LTE.

posted on 14 May 2008, 00:07

45. Some Person (unregistered)

Att will not go first, If you think about it Voda phone which is a sister company of Vzw is alrealy starting on LTE, Plus VZW has ALWAYS been ahead on the data aspect of the cell phone company. They are jsut rolling out 3G when vzw has had it for a couple of years.

posted on 14 May 2008, 07:34

49. (unregistered)

Verizon is supposed to be beginning the testing of LTE phones this year and to be available in 2010 whereas AT&T's won't be available till 2012.

posted on 15 May 2008, 03:41

60. sinfulta (unregistered)

LTE is not a GSM Technology. LTE is a W-CDMA technology based off of the UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) and is used as an underlying air interface. It is it's migration path for GSM, but does not use any GSM at all. LTE sends IP (Internet Protocol) packets through cellular towers. Similar to a wireless TCP/IP but broadcasted through spectrum of up to 20mhz for about 200 active users on a cellular tower. Verizon choose LTE because existing CDMA towers and GSM towers can be backwards compatible to handle both GSM w/LTE or CDMA w/LTE. But if Verizon choose UMB (Ultra Mobile Broadband) 4G network similar to what Sprint pcs wants to use (Aka WiMax), it would definitely be capable of quicker speeds out of the box, but would not be compatible with GSM also (which LTE is backwards compatible with both), That way Verizon customers will be able to seamlessly take there handset to Europe (or other countries that use the same frequency) and it will hand off too there LTE network abroad. All while the customer (at least the non-techy ones) have no idea that all there calls and data running off the LTE when they are abroad. For the people who hate to read or can't understand me: LTE = GSM/CDMA friendly UMB(WiMax,Hiperman,Iburst,Wibro...etc) = CDMA friendly but not does work with GSM. So you can see why Verizon/Vodaphone choose LTE as there standard, so that way both can benefit. Let's get our facts straight people.

posted on 29 Jul 2008, 11:41

91. HeyTreTre (unregistered)

Nice thats what i meant Thanx for clarifying thats right VZW was supposed to goto UMB i forgot all about that Good info sinfulta!!

posted on 13 May 2008, 14:13

24. (unregistered)

VZW's line up just keeps getting better and better...

posted on 14 May 2008, 18:16

59. F U (unregistered)

yay to u

posted on 13 May 2008, 14:21

26. (unregistered)

I wouldnt under estimate verizons ability to switch over to LTE quickly. I could be wrong but i thought they were the first to announce it as the next step. In the end its going to be verizon and att neck and neck. Its going to come down to preference and probably customer service. Its going to be the two largest carriers roaming off of eachother. Can you imagine the coverage!!! I think at that point you will as see alot of exclusive phones for each carrier.

posted on 13 May 2008, 14:38

27. anonymous (unregistered)

i really doubt att will get LTE out before vzw, they havent even deployed full coverage 3g networking and if anyone has the money to do it vzw does. they were the first to get widespread 3g out and know its key to their business success so it doesnt matter who has GSM right now but who can roll out network coverage fastest and history shows vzw will.

posted on 13 May 2008, 14:39

28. (unregistered)


posted on 13 May 2008, 14:57

29. jrcrow (unregistered)

I was with vzw for almost 2 yrs..screwed up billing on too many occasions..nickle n diming me..why charge mb usage for a ringtone even you are going through vzw's software portals..now a pretty happy customer with ATT, yah call quality isnt as good, but hey..$125 for 2 lines with unlim. 2 way, texting..cant go wrong!..vzw..you can be your $175+ for same features...hehe vzw might as well strap IV to its customers.

posted on 13 May 2008, 23:55

43. elgee02 (unregistered)

Hey look! Stuff being made up out of thin air! Seeing as though VZW's and AT&T's voice and text price points are nearly identical clearly jcrow full of crap. Nice try dude but if you're going to lie at least don't make it a stupid and obvious one.

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