The BlackBerry Thunder is the Storm 9530 (and the Thunder?)

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Verizon BlackBerry Storm 9530

This isn’t the usually way most BlackBerry news breaks, but Engadget was able to grab an image of the eventual box design for the Verizon BlackBerry Storm 9530, previously known as the BlackBerry Thunder, shedding light on why RIM’s development teams were referring to the device as the HalleBerry.

However, considering the contentious debate that has occurred on the ‘net over the name of RIM’s first touchscreen BlackBerry, don’t think that’s the whole story. It turns out the BlackBerry Thunder namesake will be used for the eventual Vodafone and Rogers (!!) versions. That’s right, Rogers. So much for a Telus/Verizon exclusive.

Other items of note? Another World Edition phone, the Storm will come with a SIM card, as well as an 8GB MicroSD card. We’ll keep tabs on the story and see what else we can dig up.

(via Engadget)

  • haasman
    Received an email from Verizon announcing that the BlackBerry Storm 9530 will be coming shortly.
  • Mouss12
    I printed the box and cut it out. It folds very nicely into a Box... which unfortunatley is as close as I will get to one of these before the new year... I know Bell is going through a transition period with the new marketing campaign and the sale of thier parant company. Cut come on you guys! If you want to get new clients you need to fight for the good merchandise. No one will choose Bell becuase of the Samsung instinct. This was a perfect opportunity to get some new people. Espically since RIM is already developing a CDMA phone for Verizon.
  • clexman
    I think you mean 9530. Engadget has a typo in their gallery and it seems bbcool followed suit...
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