RIM employees prefer Javelin to BlackBerry Bold, slaving away at Thunder

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There’s some interesting chatter coming out of RIM HQ in Waterloo recently about the myriad BlackBerry devices they have in development. First off, it seems as though the internal preference is not for RIM’s flagship device, the BlackBerry Bold, but for BlackBerry Curve successor Javelin. The reason? RIM employees care not a rot for the Bold’s 3G because they spend the majority of their day on the company Wi-Fi, giving them leeway to choose the Javelin’s better battery life and slimmer design. It will be interesting to see if this internal trend will continue in the enterprise space once both devices are released.

Secondly, it appears as though our friends in Waterloo are feeling the crunch to get the BlackBerry Thunder (referred to internally as the Storm, or as we like to call it: the HalleBerry - zing!) up to RIM standards. With little time to submit the device to Verizon/Voda for review, our boys in the ‘loo seem cautiously optimistic they can improve the Thunder’s haptic touchscreen from iSuck to iPhone-level quality.

As always, we’ll keep you informed of any more RIM chatter that comes our way.

8 Responses to “RIM employees prefer Javelin to BlackBerry Bold, slaving away at Thunder”


  1. 1 nan

    Hey! How about the Niagara for us CDMA folk?

  2. 2 Mobile

    Ha! HalleBerry.

  3. 3 BlackBerry Cool

    Sorry, Nan, buddy.

    Waiting for a CDMA BlackBerry is like waiting for the Easter Bunny.

  4. 4 nan palmero

    Hope springs eternal.

  5. 5 MarvinK

    I really don’t understand why RIM didn’t release the Javelin first. It would have the new OS, nicer screen, etc… and probably wouldn’t have the battery issues that keep delaying the Bold.

    I really have no idea why RIM wouldn’t have put the Javelin keyboard on the Bold.

  6. 6 DavidB

    Not surprised at all. Battery life over download speed any day. Is there even any 3G in’loo?

  7. 7 KW

    rogers 3g is faster than att. Just 20x more expensive!

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