Proving that bloggers aren’t willing to take the weekend off, CrackBerry has produced two new screenshots of the BlackBerry Thunder (or possibly the BlackBerry Storm). If the images tell us one thing, it’s that RIM is dedicating a lot of the Thunder’s screen real estate for text input, likely in an effort to assuage fears of the ‘keypad or nothing’ crowd. Here’s a recap of what’s known about the BlackBerry Thunder’s touchscreen:
Haptic Response – Featuring haptic feedback, the Thunder’s screen pushes in and creates an audible clickety sound and vibration upon input.
Full QWERTY and SureType Entry – As the images show, full QWERTY in landscape mode and SureType entry in portrait mode. Screen/keyboard orientation can be changed at any time.
Multi-touch Glass Screen – Similar to the iPhone, the BlackBerry Thunder will utilize WebKit for it’s browser engine and a glass screen.
OS 4.7 – A little one-upmanship to the BlackBerry Bold’s OS 4.6, likely for the inclusion of touchscreen support.