BlackBerry Thunder – the touchscreen BlackBerry heading our way this year

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blackberry9500.jpgBoy Genius Report seems to be the place for fact-based BlackBerry gossip – so if the site claims a touchscreen device is heading our way, it’s probably true.

Apparently that device will be called the BlackBerry Thunder and it’s set to launch in the third quarter of this year. The Thunder is a full touchscreen BlackBerry — no slide out keyboard — with only 4 physical keys. And apparently it will launch with a worldwide lifetime exclusive for Verizon and Vodafone.

The image above is a mock up, so expect things to change a little bit when it does launch. Still fancy that Bold as much as you did yesterday?

RIM (via Boy Genius Report)

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Dave Walker