RIM has been in developments for some time with a possible touchscreen and it seems that our friends over at Boy Genius have quite the insider working with them.
The “BlackBerry Thunder” (aka BlackBerry 9500) is a full touchscreen with only 4 hard keys – send, end, BlackBerry menu, and back – will launch in Q3 2008 will launch as a worldwide lifetime exclusive on Verizon and Vodafone. Imagine when we get it in Canada and if Rogers Wireless has the iPhone, Nokia N95 and the soon to arrive BlackBerry Thunder… we call monopoly!
Some more details are:
– the unit will be a hybrid device with CDMA EV-DO Rev. C.
– possible 4G or LTE
– GSM HSPA for traveling internationally.
Good work Boy Genius!