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BlackBerry Kickstarts pop up on Expansys, featuring PTT!


BlackBerry 8220 from Expansys

Those fine folks who gave us the first quasi-official look at the BlackBerry 9500 are now showing the BlackBerry 8220 and BlackBerry 8210 for presale. No word on pricing (we’re holding out for $50 on contract), but they’re showing off red and black versions of the new flip BlackBerry Pearl, along with specs that mostly match up with what we’ve seen before. What’s new, however, is push-to-talk support! The upcoming iDEN BlackBerry 8350 is a solid nod towards the demand for the feature, and if the Kickstart has it too, it’ll be making a lot of people happy. As expected, the BlackBerry 8210 will be covering the GPS end of things and the BlackBerry 8220 will have Wi-Fi. The Rogers slip-up yesterday combined with this makes me think an announcement is going to happen soon – after all, if this new Pearl is due mid-September, the publicity train had better start chuggin’ along.

(via Cellpassion)

Full specifications for the BlackBerry 8220 and BlackBerry 8210 behind the jump!

Expansys offers BlackBerry Thunder for preorder for split-second


BlackBerry Thunder

Can’t wait to get your hands on the touchscreen BlackBerry? Well, it may be here sooner than you think, since Expansys is now offering the BlackBerry 9500 on preorder. No word on pricing, but we do get a feature list. Any surprises? For one, miniUSB, not the microUSB that the BlackBerry Javelin seems to be carrying. The format may just be a one-off in order to save room, rather than a new standard for all BlackBerrys. It looks like Wi-Fi is only available in 802.11g, no a or b, so older flavours will be left in the dark. There’s also no mention of a camera, for anyone wondering. The rest of the info is pretty much old hat: it’ll be launching with OS 4.7, quad-band GSM plus 3G of the HSDPA variety and Bluetooth 2.0. Bottom line is if this is up for preorder now, it seems likely that the launch date will be before the end of August, as told by Verizon’s visual voicemail roadmap.

UPDATE: Looks like the pre-order has been pulled. Jumped the gun a little bit, eh, Expansys? No worries, we got a screen capture behind the jump just to prove it happened.

(via TrustedReviews)

BlackBerry Thunder features after the jump!