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Vodafone BlackBerry Storm images leak (Updated!)

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UPDATE: We’ve added some more photos of the BlackBerry Storm that have turned up on the CrackBerry Forums after the jump.

Not one to let Verizon have all the fun by themselves, the Boy Genius has posted screen captures and renders of a Vodafone branded BlackBerry Storm. Nothing much to say here other than it looks slick and I want it. Oh yes, the text-input graphics look much improved over previous screenshots we had seen.

(via BGR)

Vodafone BlackBerry Storm Screenshots

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First look at OS 5.0 for the BlackBerry Curve

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Boy Genius has scored another scoop, but this time it’s not a new BlackBerry device. Rather, it’s the first (and extremely early) look at OS 5.0, shown here running on a BlackBerry 8310. So far in it’s early state it looks very much like OS 4.6, with the Alarm and Accessibility options seen on the BlackBerry Bold. However, there is one new feature to whet the appetite: the Files application, which appears to add network share access.

We’ll let you know if anything further develops with OS 5.0. Personally, I’m hoping for the ability to shoot lasers out of my BlackBerry, but that’s just me.

(via BGR)

BlackBerry OS 5.0 Screenshots

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AT&T BlackBerry Bold might be coming October 2nd

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The latest word from rumor czar the Boy Genius is that AT&T has finally settled on a launch date for the BlackBerry Bold: Thursday, October 2nd, with full store availability by the 6th. BG also states, however, that AT&T stores will be able to order the devices as early as September 24th, raising the question of whether store managers will cave and sell early if they arrive before the 2nd.

Of course, for those who just can’t wait, you could visit BlackBerryBusiness.com, which is selling pre-release AT&T Bolds right now at a fairly high markup OR you could enter CrackBerry’s excellent BlackBerry Unlock Code Contest.

Question of the day friends: can you hold out until October, or do you need a BlackBerry Bold right now?

(via BGR)

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iPhone 3G and BlackBerry Bold go head to head

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The battle of the titans has commenced, and the first to the fight is Boy Genius who put the iPhone 3G against the soon-to-be-released BlackBerry Bold. Factors such as enterprise functionality, build quality, e-mail, keyboard, design and battery life are taken were taken into account for the review. At the end of the day, it was a pretty locked fight, even when it came to the screen. The review states that the BlackBerry Bold is second even to the 8800’s build quality, which really disconcerts me, having used an 8800 for a good long time and being generally impressed by its sturdiness. The application round went to the iPhone, which RIM should be downright ashamed of. They’ve been in the mobile game for so much longer that they should have gotten it right by now. Of course, Apple has an established relationship with developers for their computer segment, which provided a solid foundation to work with. Regardless, it’s a great review and worth checking out.

(via BGR, image via Slate)

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What’s the deal with the BlackBerry Thunder?

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Obviously, as bloggers, we’re forced to deal with many rumors and half-truths in order to bring you the latest in BlackBerry news. However, the ongoing confusion over RIM’s upcoming CDMA touchscreen device is becoming almost too much to bear.

At first, we thought it was to be called the BlackBerry Storm, then the BlackBerry Thunder. Then we were told its haptic keyboard was fantastic, only to have that idea shot down by the Internet’s resident Deep Throat, the Boy Genius. The gadget nuts over at Gizmodo have now thrown their hat into the ring, claiming through sources that the BlackBerry Thunder was in fact the Storm all along, it will not be delayed, and does, in fact, rock.

The only thing we can be sure of is that nothing is certain until we actually have the device in-hand. Jim-dog, you want to swing by BBCool HQ and give us a demo?

**Update** Boy Genius has now posted a PowerPoint slide as evidence of the BlackBerry Thunder’s namesake.

See BG’s rebuttal after the jump

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Boy Genius unearths the BlackBerry 9110 (Codename: Seawolf)

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Year after year, Boy Genius keeps the often boring summertime news cycle interesting by breaking new BlackBerry devices. The trend continues, this time with an .xml file revealing the BlackBerry 9110, which has essentially the coolest development codename ever: Seawolf. Pertinent features? It’s in the 9100 series family, which means a ‘reduced’ SureType keypad, and possibly flip-phone styling, but with GPS support.

Boy Genius seems to think the device is headed to AT&T. We wait with baited breath.

(via Boy Genius Report)

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BlackBerry Thunder Update: tons of network support, no hope for N.A. unlocking

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The Boy Genius continues to filter through the black swamp of tech rumors to deliver us the goods, this time with an update for the BlackBerry Thunder, the exclusive touch screen BlackBerry for Verizon he broke news of during WES.

A few things stand out: first, the Thunder will not have an external microSD slot, meaning you’re going to have to pop the battery to access it, as if it were a BlackBerry Curve. Once you’ve popped that battery, however, you’ll see a SIM card sitting next to it. BG has also heard that the BlackBerry will support CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and HSPA, making it a very slick hybrid device. Of course, North American readers can forget about unlocking it for use on, say, AT&T: like the BlackBerry 8830, the Thunder will only use CDMA coverage while inside the great US of A — which doesn’t matter much seeing as the BlackBerry will only support the international 900/1800MHz bands with 2100MHz WCDMA band anyways.

BG is still saying Q3 release this year for the Thunder. We keep you in the know as more information develops.

(via Boy Genius Report)

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Join the BlackBerry Cool Nation with a sweet tee shirt!

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Seems like everyone and their sister wants one of our custom WES tee shirts, so we decided to hook you guys up. You can now head over to our Cafe Press site and buy the BlackBerry Cool tee in both black and white.

Who knows? Maybe our ‘Not Boy Genius‘ shirt will show up there soon…

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BlackBerry Cool: Not Boy Genius

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BG, we have nothing but love for you. But sometimes, we get treated by certain companies that shall not be named as if we broke as many rumors as you — that, in some way, we were as dangerous as the Boy Genius.

To help eliminate the confusion, this year at WES we made special tee shirts that lets everyone know we’re just harmless BlackBerry-loving bloggers. Anyways, why are you looking at us, when BG is right behind you, nabbing pics of the BlackBerry Bold? Oops, too slow. You just missed him.

Note: I know I look constipated. That’s my best ‘dangerous’ face. See? Not Boy Genius!

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Oodles of BlackBerry 9000 info: BlackBerry Bold, Announcements, Partners left in the lurch?

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BlackBerry 9000The days leading up to WES are always an exciting time for BlackBerry users, with juicy rumors and sneak peaks scattering across the Internet every year. Of course, you can count on us to not let the BBCool Nation down, with no less than 3 BlackBerry 9000 rumors!

First, to the name: CrackBerry is reporting with certainty that the BlackBerry 9000’s series name will officially be the BlackBerry Bold, citing sources and comments on Engadget posts. However, the granddaddy of all BlackBerry rumors, the Boy Genius, isn’t so quick to pull the trigger on this juicy little tidbit, noting that the domain name is registered by a ’shady Canadian company.’ A quick domain registration search shows that while blackberry9000.com and even blackberry9130.com are registered by CSC Corporate Domains (same goes for the BlackBerry Curve and Pearl sites), the blackberrybold.com domain is registered by DOTSTER (more details after the jump). Does this indicate a hoax or is RIM trying to be sneaky?

UPDATE: BBCool reader Knight points out that blackberrybold.com now redirects to www.blackberry.com/blackberrybold/. Looks like Bold is here to stay, folks.

Of course, like we told you yesterday, according to BG, we’ll all know soon enough, because the BlackBerry 9000 will be officially announced on Monday, May 12th, the first day of WES. BG says that RIM will have booths on display demoing the device, with RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis giving a keynote presentation. I cannot wait to see that, folks.

The last piece of info we have is coming from our own sources, which tell us that RIM sent out emails to all partners with instructions to NOT bring their 9000 to WES. Apparently, this is for two reasons: 1.) not all partners already have the device, and RIM doesn’t want to foster any jealousy. 2.) Of those that do have the device, RIM can’t be sure they are using the most recent revision of the hardware/OS, and thus don’t want half-baked BlackBerrys making the rounds in Orlando. Sorry partners!

Check out the domain registration details after the jump

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