Verizon's Blackberry Thunder renamed to Storm

Verizon's Blackberry Thunder renamed to Storm
Verizon's Blackberry Thunder renamed to Storm
We first learned of the Thunder a few months ago, which is said to be the ultimate Blackberry device featuring a full touchscreen. It now appears that the Verizon model will be called the Blackberry Storm 9530, with Rogers (Canada) and Vodafone (UK) keeping the original Thunder title. The retail box, which showed up on EngadgetMobile, shows that the Storm will come with an 8GB microSDHC memory card pre-installed, SIM Card (for GSM roaming), and will feature a 3.5mm headset jack. Rumors are placing it for an October release.

source: EngadgetMobile








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57 Comments

1. Maarek Stele

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 27, 2008

hmmm, RIMs finally joined the band wagon. If they've added java to their blackberry phones, than they would be better than any other business phone out there.

6. unregistered

...their whole OS is based of off Java!

44. unregistered

All I have to say is GOODBYE iPHONE....so, Welcome back to Verizon Wireless iphoners, its been a while, and we hope you learned a valuable lesson. Dont you know once you go Black (berry) you never go back...

2. unregistered

The name storm sounds pathetic. The name Thunder adds a punch.

3. unregistered

Than don't buy it

14. unregistered

Then*

16. unregistered

A lot of things sound pathetic ever heard 'Jibb?' pathetic; but some how they still make it in the end (well not Jibbs...but BB will regardless of their name.)

45. unregistered

yeah you could just be really gay and put an "i" infront of everything you make (LAME) iphone, ipod, idontcare, imasterbate....

47. unregistered

lmao

57. alex_rockssocks

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 10, 2009

lol im late ass hell but it was too funny

4. allboutvzw

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 10, 2008

Man I have been waiting for this device for forever... I really hope it delivers

5. unregistered

im sorry, but this phone is gonna kick some major ass. and im not exactly a blackberry lover. cant wait to see it in action. and if it roams on verizons gsm towers too omg! can you hear me now???? and yes... verizon does own gsm towers.

8. unregistered

no they dont...does att own cdma towers? no they dont. the only time verizon phones will use a gsm signal is if there is NO cdma signal available which basically means overseas. good luck though ill make sure to tell my co-workers about you statement so we can all get a good laugh.

11. unregistered

You're both off the mark. VZW, AT&T and most of the carriers do not own significant percentages of the towers they use. They are owned by third parties that lease the space for the carrier licenses. The towers that are owned by the carriers, where zoning allows it, they lease the space to other carriers for their antennas.

13. unregistered

verizon does have gsm tower if you read about the merger it talks about verizon keeping gsm tower until its all complete

18. unregistered

Verizon owns it's towers and yes there are some GSM towers they have from the RCC (unicel) merger at this momemt but most will be converted to CDMA and the others will probably be sold to AT&T. Some companies like Sprint have sold their towers to a 3rd Party tower maintainance.

23. unregistered

your a complete idiot. Who is RCC? RCC is a cell company that provided CDMA services to there 700,000 + customers. they also own GSM towers for other companies to roam off of. Who the hell do you think bought them? Verizon! Verizon has said that they will continue to operate the GSM service for roaming agreements with other companies. How about that for a good laugh you moron? I am the wrong person to be trying to pick a fight with. Do us all a favor and dive to the bottom of a deep pool and inhale! BTW, if you work for Verizon you should know this information. I for one do work for verizon and i DO know this information to be true!

25. unregistered

"no they dont...does att own cdma towers? no they dont. the only time verizon phones will use a gsm signal is if there is NO cdma signal available which basically means overseas. good luck though ill make sure to tell my co-workers about you statement so we can all get a good laugh." Wow, you really should have bitten your tongue and never even said that because you just got PWNED!!!!!!!!

31. unregistered

umm not really...because verizon does not own gsm towers...sorry but youre all wrong...gooday

32. unregistered

i love how people assume they know a lot about carriers. for example people think our ptt service runs off of a qualcomm technology when its actually a motorola technology...unless you work for verizon and you have the resources to back up your theories shut your mouth, because half of the things ive just read were very untrue

33. unregistered

"your a complete idiot. Who is RCC? RCC is a cell company that provided CDMA services to there 700,000 + customers. they also own GSM towers for other companies to roam off of. Who the hell do you think bought them? Verizon! Verizon has said that they will continue to operate the GSM service for roaming agreements with other companies. How about that for a good laugh you moron? I am the wrong person to be trying to pick a fight with. Do us all a favor and dive to the bottom of a deep pool and inhale! BTW, if you work for Verizon you should know this information. I for one do work for verizon and i DO know this information to be true!" verizon wireless never bought those towers you "moron". if you worked for verizon you would know that those towers were immediately dropped once they they completely aquired RCC...and just so you know i do work for verizon wireless and our REGIONAL data master was in here today and he confirmed that the GSM towers were DROPPED. PERIOD you better check you M&SO's before you try to pass arrogance for knowledge again.

53. unregistered

ya know, when of you guys are trying to make a point, you should present hard evidence or a link to your source with your statement so others can believe you

55. unregistered

atually At&T does own cdma towers. Back in the day when Cingular (GSM) and AT&T (cdma and tdma) joined forces, there was a migratory period where old att subs could use their cdma phones until the transition was complete. ATT kept the towers to sell the licensing rights. VZW owns GSM towers with the purchase of the rural cellular companies they have purchased.

7. WingMan unregistered

The difference isn't that big in the name, both sound cool

9. unregistered

Any chance this phone will come to sprint in the near future? Would love to trade in my 8830 work phone for the storm.

12. unregistered

This is a VZW/Vodafone exclusive outside of Canada.

17. unregistered

Sprint doesn't deserve it. :X

10. vzw "fanboy" unregistered

now this loks like an awsome phone....will it have vcast? i love vcast but i doubt it will?

19. unregistered

As much as I love VZW's actual service... for some reason I just... dont want them to corrupt they new device with more of their software.

21. unregistered

It may have rhapsody for music but No Vcast video. You can just go to Youtube or any other place on the web.

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