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RIM Blackberry Thunder Leaks Again, Haptics are visible

Posted by SG on Monday, July 14, 2008

The RIM Blackberry Thunder’s pics have leaked again. This shows a the lax security setup at RIM. Well we are not complaining as it enables us to see the Haptics enabled Touch Screen of the Thunder. There are speculations that the the Thunder will be renamed as Storm , looks like RIM seems to be sticking with natural forces on this one.

Talking about the Thunder, it features a large iPhonic Touch Screen complete with Sure Type & QWERTY keypads. The buttons formations give away the Haptics of the Tunder. It’s believed to be a slim device to take on the iPhone in not just features but size & dimensions also.

What’s so great about the True Haptics in the Thunder is the response got after pressing a button is from the area which was actually pressed unlike the Pseudo Haptics in today’s phones where the whole phone vibrates to acknowledge a press. The Thunder will also feature an audible clickety sound to enhance the vibrations.

The 3G less Bold called the ‘Javelin’ was also leaked & it’s confirmed to have GPS, Wi-fi, 3.2 mp cam & 4.6 OS. It will also feature the 480 x 320 screen of the Bold.

Pics after the jump

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RIM announces sharing of data to Indian Government

Posted by SG on Friday, May 23, 2008

If you own a Blackberry Device and stay in India there’s good news for you. RIM, not wanting to get kicked out of the potentially lucrative Indian wireless market, has apparently had its hand forced by the Indian government. Following on government officials’ threats to ban RIM from the country if a workable network-monitoring deal wasn’t worked out in a timely fashion, RIM has announced that they have come to terms with the Indian government.

It took a little longer than India’s 15-day ultimatum, but India and RIM have agreed that RIM would be allowed to provide BlackBerry service in India with the provision that India can keep tabs on all BlackBerry network-data. But, it seems that privacy and data security aren’t as important to RIM as is their PR stance. RIM’s only demand from India is that the country take full blame should any data/information get leaked out.

Well if you are concerned about your data and privacy being leaked then look at the bright side, at least you get to use the Blackberry.

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Wall Street Journal confirms Blackberry 9500 Thunder to launch in Q3 2008

Posted by SG on Sunday, May 18, 2008

The iPhone rival handset from Research in Motion (RIM), the BlackBerry 9500 Thunder is reportedly going to be launched in Q3 2008 according to the Wall Street Journal. Verizon will get the exclusive launch rights for the U.S., while the rest of the world will at least initially be able to grab the gorgeous device through one of many Vodafone’s subsidiaries.

Release date is set for Q3 2008, so I guess it will probably be somewhere around September. Roughly at that time, Sony Ericsson will release XPERIA, 3G iPhone may also be announced, and suddenly buying a mobile phone goes from complex to ultra-complex decision with the 3G iPhone & HTC Touch Diamond also vying for attention.

Source : Gizmodo

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RIM launches 3G BlackBerry 9000 ‘Bold’

Posted by SG on Sunday, May 18, 2008

Research in Motion (RIM) has launched it’s first HSDPA enabled handset and it comes with WiFi and GPS backing it up. A 480 x 320 pixel display is also the highest resolution screen in the company’s history while it features a style makeover and heavily redesigned software interface courtesy of BlackBerry OS v4.6. The 624MHz CPU at the heart of the Bold is also the fastest RIM has employed to date.

A full page rendering web browser is in there too (to take on iPhone, Android & Nokia S60 Phones) and for multimedia fans it has a 3.5mm headphone jack, it will play all the usual audio and video codecs while the new ‘BlackBerry Media Sync’ will sync with iTunes for non-DRM infected files. Call life is good as well at up to five hours talk time and up to 13 hours on standby (no doubt with WiFi, Bluetooth et al turned off). At 114 x 66 x 13mm and 133gms, the Bold is also no more bulky than an iPhone which measures 115 x 61 x 11.6 mm and 135 gms.

Well there’s no touchscreen tech in there and the 2MP camera is kinda weak in this day with Nokia, Samsung, Sony-Ericsson & LG all having 5 mp cams and Motorola soon to follow suit. Furthermore the 1GB of internal memory isn’t overly generous in these of handsets with 8GB & 16GB of storage like iPhone & N96, though it can be bolstered by the ubiquitous microSD slot, which is also in N96. In short it’s pretty good for the executive on move with his entertainment needs also taken care of. Now let’s just wait for the BlackBerry 9500 ‘Thunder’ .

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RIM’s iPhone rival BlackBerry 9500 ‘Thunder’ to debut soon ?

Posted by SG on Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Thunder is BlackBerry’s first ever Touch Screen Device and it will be a piece of mobile perfection for which your precious fingers will be happy they waited. Matching the quality of the robust, yet refined handset will be the power of the leading wireless carriers in America and Europe. The BlackBerry Thunder will be available exclusively on Verizon Wireless in the United States and Vodafone in Europe, providing the perfect storm of Mobile offerings.

The specs floating for “Thunder” hint at an EVDO Rev. C radio mated to a GSM/HSPA radio allowing a truly any network any country cell phone. Also the presence of LTE 4G can’t be ruled out as it’s going to be rolled out by Verizon in the near future. The standard features like GPS & Wi-fi along with 3.5mm jack should also be present. I hope RIM puts a better camera than the abysmal 2mp camera in Blackberries till now.

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