*UPDATE* Niagara: CDMA BlackBerry 9000

This article contains unofficial information.
*UPDATE* Niagara: CDMA BlackBerry 9000
BGR is reporting that RIM is preparing a low-speed alternative to the BlackBerry 9000, codenamed Niagara. Other than the missing 3G details are sparse on this new device, though we don't imagine too much will change. The overall design is similar to the 9000, but there are some unique differences to the Niagara such as the larger bezel and battery door design.

Update: Looks like the names got mixed up. The Niagara is actually an EVDO unit which is said to be launching on Verizon in May of 2009, while the Javelin is the 3G-less GSM version.

Niagara Specs:
  • "Large screen family"
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • 480×360 LCD
  • EV-DO Rev. A
  • aGPS
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • 4.7 OS platform
  • BES 5.0 support (HTML email, etc)
  • Qualcomm MSM7600 processor

Javelin Specs:
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • 480×360 LCD
  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • 4.6 OS platform
  • BES 5.0 support as well
  • ArgonV processor

source: BGR



1. HeyTreTre unregistered

Why would anyone in 2008 want a non 3g device Thats just STUPID, well unless its for tmobile. LMAO

2. jrcrow unregistered

I have a BB Curve and honestly cant tell the difference between 3G and Edge as far as service coming from ATT-->if both phones are with all service bars..milliseconds make the difference, if not so then 5 seconds maybe..you ONLY need 3g internet if you use internet which I only activated it on 2 lines to get a discount on my BB Curve..other than that..no need/purpose for me..lol!..you dont need 3g service to text/2 way people Jrcrow79

3. jrcrow unregistered

I would actually suggest getting a curve over BB 9000 due to the spaces in the keyboard which make texting very efficent..as apposed to pressed 3 keys at once with the BB 9000..ONLY get the 9000 if you NEED wifi/3G service..other than that thats about it..the BB Curve 4.5 OS will be designed as the same version as the OS 4.6 for the 9000. Jrcrow

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.