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    Informationweek: BlackBerry Thunder Leads To A Nerd Fight

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    The blackberry Thunder has sure lived up to its name thus far. Causing much commotion. One thing for sure it's a hot internet topic and millions of users are eagerly awaiting scoops to rush to. What should we expect from the Blackberry Thunder? Well, lets all wait and see, literally.

    To date RIM is yet to release a bomb device. That's a great record and our bet is on RIM, that the Thunder will continue to live up to such a reputation!

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    I think the thunder will be better than the iPone, but only time will really ell.

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    The problem with the Thunder is that it's clearly a device oriented at the consumer market. It is, if anything, a compliment to the KickStart and sequel to the Pearl. Not being a RIM employee I can only speculate, but I believe that the Pearl was designed to see the viability of a consumer-oriented BlackBerry. Given it's rampant success, RIM decided to move ahead with the KickStart (which is essentially a flip Pearl). The Thunder is clearly a response to the iPhone and the current wave of touchscreen enabled phones. It's not a business oriented device (that would be the Bold and Javelin). The problem is that the Thunder represents is two fold, both from a technical and a business perspective. From a technical perspective, no one, not even Apple, has been able to make a decent touchscreen keyboard. Given RIM's audience, that would be the key to the device: without a good keyboard, it'll flop harder than the Spurs playing Duke. From a business perspective, the problem is how do you convince consumers to buy a BlackBerry over an LG Voyager (it's main competition on Verizon)?

    It's a tough call. Personally, I have faith in RIM. But I wouldn't anticipate seeing the device until September at the earliest.

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    You guys think it will out sale the iPhone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macallik View Post
    I think the thunder will be better than the iPone, but only time will really ell.


    I don't know bro....There have been a lot of phones similar to the Iphone but haven't been able to cut it.

    But I hope your right. The Iphone has been glorified to much and a stop needs to be put on it.

    I am hopping that the thunder crushes the Iphone.

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    Yeah the other phones are similar to the Iphone but are not BB's so I think the Thunder will outsell the bold and the iphone ...it's gonna be shizzznit. I wish I could pre-order one already :cry: i need this phone now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by planneau View Post
    I don't know bro....There have been a lot of phones similar to the Iphone but haven't been able to cut it.

    But I hope your right. The Iphone has been glorified to much and a stop needs to be put on it.

    I am hopping that the thunder crushes the Iphone.

    I think the reason that the other phones don't compare is because they try to imitate to just keep up. I believe RIM is going to innovate and bring something new to the table.

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    As long as there are rich ipeople that think they have to have ithings to stay in their igroups of rich people then iproducts are always going to sale more than the smart choice Wanna be rich, become and iinventor and put an i in front of your istupid product and it will sale ibillions..
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    I don't think there will be any confusion in a consumer's mind when choosing between the voyager and a Blackberry Thunder. The voyager does not have ANYWHERE near as many options as the blackberry does. The voyager is nothing but a normal verizon cell phone with its stupid verizon OS, with the added bells/whistles and a touch screen to select your menus. There is broadband television capability on it, but who cares?? From what I heard Thunder won't be available for AT&T, figures given that the iPhone is only AT&T. If they both were on the same carrier, then i could see some competition. But the Thunder appears that it will be the best phone yet for Verizon Wireless.

    Many executives do indeed carry the Blackberry Pearl. I know they say qwerty keypads are more business savvy, but I've heard people on the other hand say that they favor suretype more due to the simplicity and typing. The 8100 is a fixed verszion of the 7xxx series that we have seen in the past where SureType technology originated and didnt do to well. The Bold and Javellin could be business savvy as well. I dont think that they are more than any other blackberry. If anything the Bold and Javellin are also more targeted towards normal consumers with the extra multimedia functionalities. As business oriented as the 8820 is which i have personally and for work, there is a lot of multimedia functionality aside from my push email and internet browsing.

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    The Thunder is definitely coming with a thunder!
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    Good point. I have a voyager as well and I love it very much.
    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBizIU View Post
    The problem with the Thunder is that it's clearly a device oriented at the consumer market. It is, if anything, a compliment to the KickStart and sequel to the Pearl. Not being a RIM employee I can only speculate, but I believe that the Pearl was designed to see the viability of a consumer-oriented BlackBerry. Given it's rampant success, RIM decided to move ahead with the KickStart (which is essentially a flip Pearl). The Thunder is clearly a response to the iPhone and the current wave of touchscreen enabled phones. It's not a business oriented device (that would be the Bold and Javelin). The problem is that the Thunder represents is two fold, both from a technical and a business perspective. From a technical perspective, no one, not even Apple, has been able to make a decent touchscreen keyboard. Given RIM's audience, that would be the key to the device: without a good keyboard, it'll flop harder than the Spurs playing Duke. From a business perspective, the problem is how do you convince consumers to buy a BlackBerry over an LG Voyager (it's main competition on Verizon)?

    It's a tough call. Personally, I have faith in RIM. But I wouldn't anticipate seeing the device until September at the earliest.

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    All I know is that I'm saving my money for this baybeeeeeee. No bold nor Iphone or whatever phone can change my mind. I'm gonna squeeze the rest outta my curve til then. Besides waiting for 4.5's kinda fun. bring it RIM give your THUNDAH!!!!!!

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    the thunder will definately attract the consumers who uses touch screen devices currently or interested in one. Just another way to get people hooked to blackberry devices.
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    The Bold is clearly aimed at executive-level users. The Javelin is a more mainstream VP and Sr. Mgr. level. The Thunder is definitely a consumer device.

    Now if only they would come out with 16gb or 32gb MicroSD cards, it'd be perfect.

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    Ok, what people aren't getting is that Blackberry devices no longer draw the line between business and consumer users any more. As scroll wheel vanished and the pearl scroll balls appeared, Blackberry devices became flexible in functionality and you could basically use it for whatever whether it was for business corp email, or just your entertaining phone gadget you got instead of the sidekick or any other qwerty phone. yes models such as the 88xx are more industrial but to say the bold is designed for business users specifically is just rubbish. It is what you make of it. Email functionality is being enhanced ofcourse, but what we are seeing mainly in the upcoming blackberry models are entertainment/multimedia functionalities such as the itunes media sync, enhanced megapixels, video camera, etc. Ofcourse html email and docs to go and things of that nature will be there, i hope there will be more work functionalities on it. but til today, blackberry is what you make of it which is great

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