Clearing Up The BlackBerry Javelin and Niagara Confusion

By James Falconer on 6 May 2008 11:37 am EDT
The BlackBerry Niagara

Seems as though there was confusion surrounding the BlackBerry 9000 and it's lack of 3G-ness. Code names were being thrown out, one 'Javelin' and the other of course 'Niagara'. BGR has learned that the Niagara model is the EV-DO device scheduled to hit Verizon in May of 2009. Seems like a long ways away for info leaks to be coming out about it?

At any rate, here are some specs on the Niagara:

  • "Large screen family"
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • 480×360 LCD
  • EV-DO Rev. A
  • aGPS
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • 4.7 OS platform
  • BES 5.0 support (HTML email, etc)
  • Qualcomm MSM7600 processor
...and the Javelin? Here's a few specs:
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • 480×360 LCD
  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • 4.6 OS platform
  • BES 5.0 support as well
  • ArgonV processor

Looks like we were right when we first heard the Javelin name, as Kevin & Craig talked about it in the last podcast. Gotta pat Bla1ze on the back for that one. Both of these devices are looking very similar in appearance, but that's nothing new for BlackBerry.

So, are you going to be able to wait 'till May 2009? Or should we get Kevin to score you an advanced test unit!? :) Way to go Kevin on the BlackBerry 9000 purchase!

[ Note from Kevin - Two strange things in the BGR's info here. A) the Resolution - 480 by 360 is sounding odd to me. The 9000 in my hands right now is definitely 480 by 320, so it seems strange that would change on these devices. B) The 3.2 megapixel camera. Will be sweet if that's the case, but again, it at least seems the 9000 I am using right now is at 2MP. Who knows though - maybe the hardware has the capabilities to bump up to 3.2 but the software just isn't supporting it yet. With different processors being rumored I guess anything is game. Cool Info though! ]

[ via BGR ]

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Reader comments

Clearing Up The BlackBerry Javelin and Niagara Confusion


I know specs are bound to change, but at first glance the JAVELIN not having 3g!!!, that just doesn’t make sense to me and most likely others, a blackberry 9000 with no 3g is basically a BB Curve w/ nicer screen, better camera & new OS, which is great to me but not for the suggested price rumors going around, but hey....that’s just still excited though!!!!!

If the Javelen is meant for TMobile, there is no need for 3G since TMobile uses different 3G from everyone else.

And Yes the Niagara is supposed to have EVDO REV-A

What!!!! so we are not getting the bold in america?Or what? Have they change the name? the dimenions, processors what. all i want to know is im waiting to buy my first bb and im getting very impatient and want my phone tp play with. so, i dont care somebody better get the bold and i dont want the curve ps i might just have to get it bcuz i cant wait anymore:(