The BlackBerry 9000?

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BlackBerry 9000BGR has acquired some info on the next big leap for BlackBerry, along with this concept shot of a touchscreened prototype. 3G of the HSDPA variety with a 600mhz processor to handle all that data are both rumored to be a part of the package. On top of that, the new BlackBerry will let you backup and restore right from the microSD card. No more Desktop Manager when switching devices, just swap your card and you’re good to go. The Genius speculates an early ’08 release for this beauty, and for the sake of getting our grubby mitts on one, we hope he’s right.

  • http://www.gemblock.com/ Artem Cheban

    That looks so perfect, can’t wait to try it out!

  • http://www.gemblock.com/ Artem Cheban

    That looks so perfect, can’t wait to try it out!

  • NO ONE IMPORTANT

    I beleive RIM is calling the code name for this one the meteour!!

    well see….

  • NO ONE IMPORTANT

    I beleive RIM is calling the code name for this one the meteour!!

    well see….

  • http://www.sunilsethi.com/ sunil sethi

    Ihope it has a slide out full keyboard.

  • http://www.sunilsethi.com sunil sethi

    Ihope it has a slide out full keyboard.

  • http://flydino.com/ dino

    omg! i dont want a touchscreen keyboard. i tried it on the iphone and i wanted to jump off a building! please give it a full qwerty keyboard! it might not look fururistic but with a touch screen keyboard you tend to hesitate to type to people. the fingers run onto other letters. it might be good for girls but not for business men.

  • http://flydino.com/ dino

    omg! i dont want a touchscreen keyboard. i tried it on the iphone and i wanted to jump off a building! please give it a full qwerty keyboard! it might not look fururistic but with a touch screen keyboard you tend to hesitate to type to people. the fingers run onto other letters. it might be good for girls but not for business men.

  • http://flydino.com dino

    omg! i dont want a touchscreen keyboard. i tried it on the iphone and i wanted to jump off a building! please give it a full qwerty keyboard! it might not look fururistic but with a touch screen keyboard you tend to hesitate to type to people. the fingers run onto other letters. it might be good for girls but not for business men.

  • big spank

    will it come with a full keyboard

  • big spank

    will it come with a full keyboard

  • big spank

    will it come with a full keyboard

  • Greg Gebhardt

    As in past new Blackberrys, YOU make the coice if you an to upgrade. I do not like the iPhone touchscreen keyboard but I can see with some work and a more powerful processor, it could work! Not for all but for many it will do fine!

  • Greg Gebhardt

    As in past new Blackberrys, YOU make the coice if you an to upgrade. I do not like the iPhone touchscreen keyboard but I can see with some work and a more powerful processor, it could work! Not for all but for many it will do fine!

  • CJ

    I pray that RIM does not go down the road of trying to compete with the iPhone. There is no need to as the two phones are marketed to different groups. RIM should stick to what it knows, and does well, and leave the gimmicks to those who want to produce fashion phones!!

  • CJ

    I pray that RIM does not go down the road of trying to compete with the iPhone. There is no need to as the two phones are marketed to different groups. RIM should stick to what it knows, and does well, and leave the gimmicks to those who want to produce fashion phones!!

  • CJ

    I pray that RIM does not go down the road of trying to compete with the iPhone. There is no need to as the two phones are marketed to different groups. RIM should stick to what it knows, and does well, and leave the gimmicks to those who want to produce fashion phones!!

  • http://www.unicef.org/whatwedo/index.html LAX

    Pull out keyboard or touchscreen! Be still my aching heart! I’ve been looking for something that would allow me to write on the screen (screen character recognition software) and still provide BB functionality to include GPS functionality in a complete package! If this can do all that, then cound me WAY in! It’s about time that somebody decided to include the PDA crowd in the BB hemisphere!

    Hey folks, it’s simple, if you want a pull out keyboard, then you want one of the other devices! So just go ahead and look at one of the other BB devices! In other words, THIS ONE’S OURS TO BACK OFF! LOL ;0)

  • http://www.unicef.org/whatwedo/index.html LAX

    Pull out keyboard or touchscreen! Be still my aching heart! I’ve been looking for something that would allow me to write on the screen (screen character recognition software) and still provide BB functionality to include GPS functionality in a complete package! If this can do all that, then cound me WAY in! It’s about time that somebody decided to include the PDA crowd in the BB hemisphere!

    Hey folks, it’s simple, if you want a pull out keyboard, then you want one of the other devices! So just go ahead and look at one of the other BB devices! In other words, THIS ONE’S OURS TO BACK OFF! LOL ;0)

  • MaxPayne79

    Looks like an extended case from the curve and the screen from the iphone. I don’t know. Looks hokey

  • MaxPayne79

    Looks like an extended case from the curve and the screen from the iphone. I don’t know. Looks hokey

  • J

    NOT A NEW BLACKBERRY!!!

    It’s called a VOYAGER. Here’s the link…

    http://products.vzw.com/index.aspx?id=rlp&site=next

  • J

    NOT A NEW BLACKBERRY!!!

    It’s called a VOYAGER. Here’s the link…

    http://products.vzw.com/index.aspx?id=rlp&site=next

  • J

    NOT A NEW BLACKBERRY!!!

    It’s called a VOYAGER. Here’s the link…

    http://products.vzw.com/index.aspx?id=rlp&site=next

  • http://www.verizonvoyager.org/ LG Voyager

    The Verizon site doesn’t have much information about the product. Only real good source I found is: http://www.verizonvoyager.org

  • http://www.verizonvoyager.org LG Voyager

    The Verizon site doesn’t have much information about the product. Only real good source I found is: http://www.verizonvoyager.org

  • Randy

    Think stylus people.

  • Randy

    Think stylus people.

  • iKnow

    The speedy development is due to the fact that RIMM is licensing all hardware and touch screen technology patents directly from Apple.

    As most of the touch screen technology is patented by Apple, the cooperation with Apple helps Research in Motion to bring new devices to the market much master than previously anticipated.

    RIMM is adapting this successful strategy from MICROSOFT – selling 2.class technology at a premium to unsavy computer users (and those who prefer spending time with setting up their devices, contact support hotlines and fiddling with their products instead of using it for the purpose they’re sold to be used for).

    RIMM, once again, drawing from close looks at Apple’s and Microsofts products, decided to make their own case design and interface because the original Apple designs are just to easy to use and to cool looking.

    The new Phone will be available in second half of 2008 at between 799-999 USD.

  • iKnow

    The speedy development is due to the fact that RIMM is licensing all hardware and touch screen technology patents directly from Apple.

    As most of the touch screen technology is patented by Apple, the cooperation with Apple helps Research in Motion to bring new devices to the market much master than previously anticipated.

    RIMM is adapting this successful strategy from MICROSOFT – selling 2.class technology at a premium to unsavy computer users (and those who prefer spending time with setting up their devices, contact support hotlines and fiddling with their products instead of using it for the purpose they’re sold to be used for).

    RIMM, once again, drawing from close looks at Apple’s and Microsofts products, decided to make their own case design and interface because the original Apple designs are just to easy to use and to cool looking.

    The new Phone will be available in second half of 2008 at between 799-999 USD.

  • jliv

    Could BB have figured out a way to make a touchscreen keyboard actually work, and work well? Apple sure didn’t. Hardcore BB fans will be tough to please. Oh yes, and don’t forget those who love to drive and dial. Nothing like a tactile keyboard for that function. If I were a gambling man, I would bet that they are targeting the iPhone, and that “real” BB warriors will stear clear.

  • jliv

    Could BB have figured out a way to make a touchscreen keyboard actually work, and work well? Apple sure didn’t. Hardcore BB fans will be tough to please. Oh yes, and don’t forget those who love to drive and dial. Nothing like a tactile keyboard for that function. If I were a gambling man, I would bet that they are targeting the iPhone, and that “real” BB warriors will stear clear.

  • david

    do you think it will be available for t mobile when it first comes out?

  • david

    do you think it will be available for t mobile when it first comes out?

  • meohmy

    Touchscreen is fun and all but realistically many people who actually need quick access can’t use a touchscreen. There is also a difference between a pressure touch screen (Voyager) and a heat sensitive screen (i-phone). Women with fingernails have to use their whole finger to type on the i-phone. It makes it extremely hard to be accurate. Not to mention that cold fingers = no ability to even answer the phone.
    Where the 9k really has a chance to shine is in the operating system. Pre-9000 BB is slick but i-phone is slicker. If 9000 has a GUI that lets you switch between something that puts i-phone snazzy to shame and something that is hper-customizable (in true BB form) it will blow everything else away.

  • meohmy

    Touchscreen is fun and all but realistically many people who actually need quick access can’t use a touchscreen. There is also a difference between a pressure touch screen (Voyager) and a heat sensitive screen (i-phone). Women with fingernails have to use their whole finger to type on the i-phone. It makes it extremely hard to be accurate. Not to mention that cold fingers = no ability to even answer the phone.
    Where the 9k really has a chance to shine is in the operating system. Pre-9000 BB is slick but i-phone is slicker. If 9000 has a GUI that lets you switch between something that puts i-phone snazzy to shame and something that is hper-customizable (in true BB form) it will blow everything else away.

  • Mrs Des

    I think this phone is gorgeous. However, I received a touch iPod for Christmas and I do not care for the touch screen at all. I appreciated the full keyboard on the BlackBerry and that’s what I’m sticking with. If this phone came with an optional full keyboard, I’d rock it. :)

  • Mrs Des

    I think this phone is gorgeous. However, I received a touch iPod for Christmas and I do not care for the touch screen at all. I appreciated the full keyboard on the BlackBerry and that’s what I’m sticking with. If this phone came with an optional full keyboard, I’d rock it. :)

  • RISKIE

    DAMN IT LOOKS LIKE DA IPHONE… I BET IT HAS DA SAME ISH’….

  • RISKIE

    DAMN IT LOOKS LIKE DA IPHONE… I BET IT HAS DA SAME ISH’….

  • Sunny

    Im all for a touchscreen from BlackBerry, but one thing I will not like is the keyboard..your fingers will eventually touch the next key while trying to type, which will be a pain in the a – - for those who text a lot!!

  • Sunny

    Im all for a touchscreen from BlackBerry, but one thing I will not like is the keyboard..your fingers will eventually touch the next key while trying to type, which will be a pain in the a – - for those who text a lot!!

  • Benny

    My blackberry tastes like blackberrys

    I love you mom

  • Benny

    My blackberry tastes like blackberrys

    I love you mom

  • vIC7

    soooo is it out yet or not????

  • vIC7

    soooo is it out yet or not????

  • DigitalFrog

    Ummm…. BGR already admitted the photo was a mockup back in October of 2007:

    http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2007/10/03/blackberry-9000-whispers-in-our-ear/#comment-51956

  • DigitalFrog

    Ummm…. BGR already admitted the photo was a mockup back in October of 2007:

    http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2007/10/03/blackberry-9000-whispers-in-our-ear/#comment-51956

  • http://www.advancedcentereach.com/ greg w

    the blackberry 9000 is, ‘NOT’ the voyager, the voyager for verizon is a P.O.S and has many issues, as a matter of fact they have pulled all stock off shelves for verizon dealers.. when i get the 9000 ill be more then happy to show how and why it kicks everything else’s ass on the cell market today. It is simply unparelled in this industry. something anyone whos a fan of RIM would agree with.

  • http://www.advancedcentereach.com/ greg w

    the blackberry 9000 is, ‘NOT’ the voyager, the voyager for verizon is a P.O.S and has many issues, as a matter of fact they have pulled all stock off shelves for verizon dealers.. when i get the 9000 ill be more then happy to show how and why it kicks everything else’s ass on the cell market today. It is simply unparelled in this industry. something anyone whos a fan of RIM would agree with.