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What would you name RIM's first BlackBerry QNX SuperPhone?

How would you brand RIM's first BlackBerry SuperPhone?
By Kevin Michaluk on 7 Sep 2011 12:33 pm EDT

With BlackBerry 7 Smartphones now available and/or soon rolling out from carriers around the world, in true CrackBerry fashion it's time to start thinking ahead.... to RIM's first QNX BlackBerry SuperPhone coming in 2012! We've already heard quite a few details on the rumored full-touchscreen, QNX-based phone that currently goes by the codename "Colt." With a 4.1" touchscreen it will be a mini-PlayBook of sorts - which means this will be one AWESOMELY POWERFUL phone.

An awesomely-powerful phone deserves an equally awesome name, and with it being so different from previous BlackBerry phones before it we can only assume RIM will not choose to put it into one of the existing product families iike the Bold, Torch or Curve. Already in our CrackBerry forums a couple of threads have popped up brainstorming around how Research In Motion may choose to officially name the first of this new generation and line of BlackBerry SuperPhones. Could it be the BlackBerry Kraken (so Liam Neeson can dramatically announce it to the world)? Or maybe the BlackBerry Bolt or Slate? What about the BlackBerry Stealth? Or heck, just call it the BlackBerry SuperPhone.

Personally I haven't given it too much thought yet, but for some reason kind of feel like the original codename of the Pearl Flip could be fitting here... the BlackBerry KickStart. Afterall, the "colt" will be kickstarting a whole new generation of phones for BlackBerry and hopefully mark a big resurgence for BlackBerry up the smartphone food chain.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:  Let's get the brainstorming and discussion going here folks.... What would YOU name the first QNX BlackBerry SuperPhone? Drop a comment to this post with your suggestions and ideas. Wouldn't it be cool if we could look back in a few months and see that a CrackBerry member nailed the name?!



The Randy Arsenault - cause I'm first!


How about Tool, since you're ToolIntense and only Tools care about first posts? :p


How about 'Go F Yourself' because its in good fun you prick. BTW - I already know its pathetic.


Its a shame we all have to scroll past this section of the comments, so i'll go ahead an make it worth everyone's time by saying :

BlackBerry Ace


Your welcome...however, even your 'thank-you' response makes it a longer post and waste of time.


-_*** BlackBerry Fire ***_-


O my goodness, what an arsehole!


Since the Blackberry marketing department is so smart, how about naming it the torch?


I wouldn't put it past them.


Blackberry Genesis

Blackberry Vector

Blackberry qnx1


Genesis was exactly what I was thinking...


Blackberry® Play™ maybe??


BlackBerry Play is great name :)


Too close to "Sony Ericsson, Experia Play" don't you think?


I should call it: 'Nuevo' wich means 'new' in latin or,'Renate' wich means 'reborn' in latin.

Blackberry Nuevo sonds good to me ;)


name won't matter a whole lot.. i just hope they get the battery life right.. that's the only thing holding me back on the 9900 over my 9780 currently.

Rob Robertson

The superphone will most likely be a dual-core, full touchscreen. If you think that it will have the battery life of a 9780, I think you'll be disappointed.

There will be a 9790 model that will have the internals of the 9900 but the body of the 9780. So basically an OS7 compatible 9780.

My guess is that it'll have a gigantic battery in it for the many people (like you) who use their device heavily all day.


Actually it will be single core....

BlackBerry Ballzak! J/K (but how cool would that be? "Hey i just picked up a new Ballzak!) lol

how about BB Typhoon?
BB Task?
Taser? lol

How about BlackBerry BringItRightNowBecauseWeCantWait!


Actually it will be dual core. Check out Kevin's post a few weeks ago.


Links? - all i have found is that it will be a single core... for better battery life.

Jake Storm

Definitely DUAL CORE. Confirmed here...

Do some research before you go boldly spouting bs about single core qnx phones, pretending like you know.


Hahahaha BB Ballzak xD


I think "Colt" is a good name personally. Just as long as they don't market it as a "superphone". That just sounds ridiculous.


I'm with you. "SuperPhone" is just how they're describing them publicly as of now, but it sounds ridiculous.


agree with you SUPER PHONE does sound ridiculous.....just keep it simple in projection and should be powerful in performance.


Colt is an awesome name! How could it get any better? Maybe if they called it the Blackberry Peyton? Go Colts!


It's a shame he's injured : (


How about the "Hope and Pray" or the "Hail Mary" or even the "Now with Email!"

Seriously though, how about the "BlackBerry Q"


I like the "Blackberry Q" as an actual, realistic name.

But like I've said before in a jokingly fashion, it should be called the Blackberry STFU (Dual cam, flash, html5, NFC, usb 3.0, wifi hotspot, dart gun equiped to silence the trolls, etc...)


I wholeheartedly agree: Blackberry STFU!


"...dart gun equipped to silence the trolls..."

I want one.


would definitely be the best phone with the best name ever.


BlackBerry STFU FTW! I don't care what they call it, cuz as far as I'm concerned it will be the STFU.


Really?? The BBQ???

Only if the battery overheats.


Damn, you're right.. you're absolutely right...


Nah, Motorola would get angry then since they had the Motorola Q line of smartphones which actually used the BlackBerry form factor.


Motorola already had a phone called the Q. I had one because the reps convinced me it was better than a BB... most unstable POS I have ever dealt with.


blackberry revolution 10000!!


Good idea! How about Evo? Evolution is too long


Call it The One. Start the numbering system all over again. Plus calling it the one has the whole savior thing going for it.


The FORCE. Use the FORCE, Luke, the Blackberry FORCE...


I Kinda like RIMpire strikes back!!


I know Bla1ze joked about it on the podcast, but what about BlackBerry Blaze...


i totally agree blackberry blaze "sick' name


Call it the Pheonix, can't kill rim, they will rise again from the ashes


Had this in mind as well... Pheonix, Firebird, Phnix. Because we're going down burning hard... We need to rise from the ashes.


The Blackberry Genesis.


This is actually a good one.

The beginning.


I'm on board with Genesis. Cool name.

Just be sure never to name one "Omega" ;)


omega watches seem to be doing fine lol, but yea your prob right


True, but the media isn't declaring the death of Omega watches...


Yes, this one gets my vote for sure.


I would say "Blackberry Rebound"


Blackberry Star!

represents the new shining star that RIM and devices will become (or endeavour to be) with their new OS and completion of their internal "reorganization"


Call it the Blackberry Phonenvy


the blackberry 1872 latte


laughed so hard on this one ;)


Has to be one syllable.... How about the BlackBerry Wave!


Definitely the Blackberry Cueenex


If its boss enough I would just call it the BlackBerry QNX Mark I, simple and it reflects the phone as a step forward into something new.

Or something like BlackBerry Arc (Ark).


Else that it would be called the "BlackBerry STFU" O.o but I would go with Pheonix though |m/


How about just "BlackBerry"


I like that! One syllable too!


I vote for the Blackberry Seed


I like the 'Spark'. I'd like to submit the 'Flare'


I would like to call, and raise the anty.

Blackberry Ace


BlackBerry Sentinel or Commander


The BlackBerry Playmate, because it will be a mini PlayBook :)


That's actually really clever


What about Blackberry Clever?


HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! winner right there!!


Ha ha, that is great!!!


Okay I had to throw it in especially since this was the clOsest to my idea the BBX and the next one would square it, like the BBX' (that's supposed to be a two) so on and so forth as long as the QNX platform stands. Also, is this the producer Moe Beats? If so man I gotta holler at u I'm in the DMV area....


How about just Superphone? Or Superphone 1.


I would also go for BlackBerry Blaze!


The Blackberry 'ItsAboutTime'


I like the phoenqnx personally yes spelled that way
Rim rises from the ashes type name


I like the BlackBerry Stallion, as it brings images to mind of something strong, beautiful and fast.

I can actually imagine the ad for it... Imagine Rocky Balboa screaming 'Adrian!' Into his BlackBerry Stallion.

RIM, you're welcome. :)


How about the BlackBerry Phoenix


Blackberry Edge, or Blackberry Contour


Wow, you really like Ford.

(On a related note, my wife just sold her Contour, and bought an Edge; go figure)


For some reason I like Edge, It seams really reasonable!


The "Kraken" sounds way too wicked. Would totally switch back to BB just for the name.. And QNX.


the merchandising would be cool

"Release the Kraken!!" Shout by a RIM rep in a pirate ship. The from the water comes the new QNX phone. Just wish RIM one day would be good at doing this kind of stuff to create hype over the brand


Yeah, or "your Kraken is showing!"


As Mike says, BlackBerry Kickstart

Mike?? Why'd I say that, I meant Kevin.

His name or the Waterloo.


If it's going to be like a mini PlayBook maybe they will call it the BlackBerry PlayPhone. That way it could bring people's attention to RIM's tablet.


the blackberry 'better be worth the 6 bills I'm going to spend on it because I used my upgrade for the 9900'


How about BlackBerry Knight!!!


"Blackberry Assassin"


BlackBerry TARDY : Because it's going to arrive late and there will be promise of features and then be absolutely no news also going on record saying they never promised any features. And any updates that arrive will be too late because people already given up and switched to a more polished Smartphone.


Oops. I was apparently on same wavelength as you. I posted similarly later on. =P


How about BlackBerry SuperNova?

Life began from a supernova so with QNX breathing new life into BlackBerry, I find its a good association.


I like Spark, and Phoenix as stated above. Was also thinking "BlackBerry Flash", since the commercials focus on running Adobe Flash for the PlayBook, and I'm sure the QNX phones will be able too as well. Or the "BlackBerry Flow", in hopes it will have liquid smooth 'flowing' transitions between the animations and applications on the device.


Blackberry Caliente


Blackberry Firestar.


BlackBerry Grand... "The Grand"


The Blackberry Extenze - Their slogan can be - Bigger, Stronger, longer. Size DOES matter



Ok, enough with Federation ships...


So long as they stop using 1 name to describe 2 form factors I'm happy. This whole "Torch" debacle was a mistake.
I'd rock a BlackBerry Kev 1100 if it was the new Bold line though ;D


BlackBerry Quick
BlackBerry X

I like BlackBerry X. The X is for QNX but also shows a new number scheme after the "9900". It shows that BlackBerry i sin for a new generation of devices with a pretty bold name.

They could even name a Qwerty QNX phone the BlackBerry Bold X or something like that.


+1 on X or X1

Sabka Traffic - Know before you go!


How about the Blackberry Quantum? They could use old Quantum Leap scenes/snippets in marketing.... ITS THE FUTURE


Dang... That was my suggestion as well.


Sorry I'm on my phone didn't see yours,lol but that was mine too! Quantum Leap snips would be awesome too. O, I loved that show!


Kevin, the last Mobile Nations podcast (or maybe two episodes ago) I thought you said it was going to be a 4.3" screen. Either way, I think the name should be dependent on if they plan on keeping with their plan of releasing different models for different people or just one model a year like the iPhone. If they're going to with one model per year, I think they should adopt Apple's naming and just go with BlackBerry One, then go with BB 2, 3, 4 etc.
If they're throwing out options of screen sizes and keyboard/no keyboard etc...I like the BlackBerry Phoenix name. A rebirth of the platform.

Kevin Michaluk

yeah, i just remembered wrong on that podcast.. go back to the post i did on the colt (linked to in this post) and i said it was 4.1", which was correct.


How about the BlackBerry Voyager (to continue the naming scheme from above) :) (yes, I'm a Star Trek fan). Seriously tho..Voyager would be a cool name


I think LG already had a phone called the Voyager on VZW

Eli_B are right :(...My bad....I forgot about that. Time to think of another name then.


BlackBerry Edsel, because it's gonna be a huge failure


BlackBerry Quanta or Quantum


How about the Sheen

cuz....the phone better be #winning


I think RIM will continue to use current names (Bold, Torch) for the QNX devices. They have already invested in the branding behind those devices and don't want to throw that away. "The new Blackberry Bold Superphone, powered by the totally redesigned Blackberry OS 8".


I agree that they will probably continue with the same names, but I think it will be a mistake. If this is supposed to be the "evolution" of BlackBerry devices, then RIM needs to make an effort to differeniate the devices/OS. I understand the branding behind those device names, but if you want to attract new users to the devices, then they need to change up the name.


I vote they name it the BlackBerry Jam.

Think about it, it's going to usher in a new era for BlackBerry devices, where more media will be at our fingertips than ever before. That and it's a bit funny too lol.


I'm gonna go w/ the Blackberry Quantum or Blackberry Quake would be nice too, it kinda goes w/ the Storm & Torch IMO


Even 007 had to answer to "Q" . I know that's corny but Q reminds me of that power and control but can get out there and "shake it up a bit" if needed.

The Consigliere

I'm gonna with some others & say Phoenix, if it really NEEDS a name. The commercials would be pretty sweet, at least one set of them. Start off by showing the original Blackberry, it burns, then the next one pops up, it burns, etc, (a timeline effect) until the Phoenix rises up off the table & turning on & showing everyone what the QNX-based OS is all about. RIM you can totally use that commercial idea IF you send me one of these phones for free :-) Even if they don't use the name Phoenix, you have to admit, it would be a great commercial!


My naming choices would be:

The Blackbery "Summer"
The Blackberry "60 Days"
The Blackbery "Broken Promises"
The Blackberry "Patience"


Blackberry Quantum
Blackberry Phoenix
Blackberry Revolt

© crigga84 :)


I like the idea for the name Ace.


What about The Blackberry Quartz
It needs to be something with a Q


The Blackberry Duped: Cause we all get duped into thinking its the next best Blackberry but still ends up lacking features of other current phones. =P

Shark Week

I'v been waiting for the next blackberry....blackberry 10...but make it cooler...



Teh elige. It'll be the elite smartphone and have the prestige of being the first.


BlackBerry Lazaridis
BlackBerry Moon
BlackBerry Sun
BlackBerry One / Uno
BlackBerry Venom
BlackBerry Jakarta
BlackBerry Bomb
BlackBerry Sweet
BlackBerry Crucifix
BlackBerry Horn
BlackBerry Prime
BlackBerry Qiu
BlackBerry Rhino
BlackBerry Crack
BlackBerry Silverstone
BlackBerry Jet
BlackBerry Isle
BlackBerry Frost
BlackBerry Groove
BlackBerry Truth
BlackBerry Earth
BlackBerry Torque
BlackBerry Carbon
BlackBerry Live
BlackBerry Sword
BlackBerry Dagger
BlackBerry Legacy

Brewberry angel

Torque sounds good, but too close to Torch.


As long as it has a Bold 9900 keyboard I'm good! Lol they better not phase out keyboards...


I'm liking Pheonix, personally, great name!
I'm not carrying a BBQ in my pocket, lol

How about the BlackBerry 10x (x should be superscript) exponentially improved upon and won't stop anytime soon.


Watch out there son!, don't play with fire!


The BlackBerry Pinnacle
The BlackBerry Flash
The BlackBerry 10K
The BlackBerry 100
The Blackberry One
The BlackBerry Grand

I prefer the Blackberry One, and then move to Blackberry Two with the 2013 model year. This would simplify it for outsiders that "One" is the one to own. And when "Two" comes out, it's the top end device.

Rob Robertson

You guys are picking a lot of names that have already been taken or don't make sense.

-Blackberry Evolution or revolution won't work because there's already the EVO android phone, and there has to be a million other trademarks for products with 'revolution' in it.

-Blackberry Genesis is the name of a car by Hyundai and a video game

-Blackberry future? Blackberry rebound? Hehe, I get it, you were just kidding... Right?

-Blackberry Blaze? I like because it fits with their naming convention: One syllable words! Bold, Curve, Torch, Storm, Colt (allegedly).


The HalleBerry.

Cause its gonna be the sexiest blackberry to date.


All hail the new BlackBerry Tardy.

Better late than never I always say.


How about the Blackberry Saber? Or The Blackberry Parsec (as in the distance it has traveled to get her..not time LOL).


Blackberry Kaioken x20


Blaaaaack Beerryyyyy Haaaaaaa!!


Blackberry Hurricane or Blackberry Quake - Since we got something that uses fire (torch) and sort of the water (storm). A trend towards elements would be cool

Blackberry Grand - Well this one needs no explanation, right?

Blackberry Tease - Because that's what RIM has been doing to us lately >.>

Blackberry Omega or Blackberry Delta - Thought it would be cool to use a Greek letter in the name


Considering Omega has connotations of the "end" or "death", I don't think that one would be a smart move...


i think the blackberry phoenix (rising from the ashes) or cheetah (fastest animal on land) would b cool too


BlackBerry Titan xD
BlackBerry Thor
BlackBerry Batman !
BlackBerry DarthVader !

i could go on with this all day long : P


BlackBerry Bold Q1. Then Q2, Q3, Q4...and so on


I am surprised that no one said
Blackberry touch
Its obvious that that's the name since they didn't use it for the torch 9850/9860 they are saving ot for the new superphones
Say it
It sounds perfect


as in iPod touch? Ewww... That would switch me to other company xD


agree, double Eww...


Anything without numbers is fine for me! Maybe just, BlackBerry.


The BlackBerry Wave.


Media fodder.

i.e. "'Wave' goodbye to Blackberry."
OR "The 'Wave' that sank RIM."



I hate to toot muh own horn but BB "Vx1" would rock hahaha


Blackberry Resurrection

Because if this flops.. they are dead, again.


The BlackBerry Nova!


lol i'd go for "BBQ"


How about BlackBerry Pride.

A nice slap in the face to the industry and analysts that the company is confident in its product and also that it understands the sentiment of its fan base. Pride in where theyve been and where they are going. Its almost a name that can transcend the physical device itself.


blackberry oxford - adds a touch of sophistication and elegance that the brand is associated with. also is a notable educational institution, a style of business shoe and white collar business shirt. also nods to the neighboring county of waterloo, sure many employees live in that area.


oxford dictionary - "the worlds most trusted dictionary"
blackberry oxford - "the worlds most trusted smartphone"
the blackberry oxford, defining our language.


"The Phone" keep the name understated


Blackberry who's your daddy now


BlackBerry One.

The first of it's kind. The future of BlackBerry.

Brewberry angel

BlackBerry Volt. Someone said Phoenix, sounds good.


It's take 2 for me. How about calling it the BlackBerry Pulsar..that sounds kind of futuristic...


Apple iPhone

BlackBerry Q-phone


How about the Blackberry Xtreme


The Blackberry Next
The Blackberry Rage
The Blackberry Evoke


I got a crossword puzzle book dictionary ill pick a random word ready .......ok ,"The BlackBerry Snazzy" There you go its decided lol


maybe the blackBerry 3 series, 5 series and 7 series, to replace curve, torch and bold. named after prestigious bmw automobiles.


Blackberry Colt works for me...

Blackberry Play
Blackberry One

mohawk apple



The BlackBerry Chuck Norris

(I can't believe no one has thought of this yet...! lol)


BlackBerry Fly
Blackberry Mine
BlackBerry Wild


i think a good name would be.....BLACKBERRY QUANTUM. as one of the definitions of the word in the english dictionary means spectacular,or nothing less.


I see at least one other person has had this idea, but I would say call it the Blackberry One. The current blackberry numbering scheme is out of control and does not resonate with consumers. RIM should use this opportunity to restart the numbering scheme and signal to consumers that this is a significant departure from previous devices.


The Blackberry Bax

Because it would be prenouched as Back, and this phone puts Blackberry back in the market !! Also the x in the name could stand for qnX :)


The BlackBerry Phantom

The BlackBerry Carbon

The BlackBerry Aura

The BlackBerry Monarch

Too sleepy to think anymore...


BlackBerry Krypt
BlackBerry Shock
BlackBerry Entourage
BlackBerry Valor
BlackBerry Surge
BlackBerry Fierce
BlackBerry Anarchy


The first one I though of, which has been mentioned a few times, was the BlackBerry Phoenix. I also like the BlackBerry Genesis.

If you want to stay with the "Q" theme.... the BlackBerry Quest.

Or you could make it Q without actually being Q.... the BlackBerry Queue.


If I had to make some guesses:
Blackberry Torch 8,
Blackberry 8
Blackberry Torch NX (because Q sounds stupid),
Blackberry Prime
Blackberry Elite

I would name it the Blackberry Boss.

Simple, baller and just pure boss. Everyone wants to be the boss.

Edit: Thanks to all who posted with some great ideas before me!


Boss would be a great name for a new Leica camera.



The Blackberry Trollsbane... ?


I like "Blackberry One"...

experiment 626

I also vote for the BlackBerry Phoenix name. Thought that's what the 9850/60 all-touchscreen devices should have been named instead of sharing the Torch name with the 9800/10 sliders.


Blackberry Nova
Blackberry Gold (as in Gold Medal from 2012 Olympics)
Blackberry Grande


I didn't even think of Matrix. Could be cool with a green "technology" theme. I considered Nova but then remembered my mothers old car.


Blackberry Phoenix.

Why? Cause its rising from the ashes of OS 4/5/6, and represents a rebirth by RIM.


I like this one, too. It makes a strong and powerful statement. RIM has to "shove it" to all the critics


Blackberry Blitz ?? :P


The naming conventions get tiring / confusing... I would line up with what premium car brands are doing: Mercedez S-Class, E-Class, etc... or BMW 3 series, 5 series, 7 series...

Works well for Apple (marketed as a premium brand, despite the fact that I think its a middle of the road smart phone, at least for what i need a SP for).


Not to sure if this has already been said but I would call it the Q100 i know it sounds a little plain but Blackberry has a fetish for number models and to be honest Blackberry Q sounds fitting


Blackberry" Achiliis"!
how about it.......coz even if something small goes wrong...we can blame it to the "heel of achillis"


The BlackBerry One
The BlackBerry Alpha
The BlackBerry Apex
The BlackBerry Prime
The BlackBerry King


The 'blackberry legacy' family


How about...
The Neutrino
...seems to fit well!


I simply say call it "UberBerry" or "UberBlack"


I think the 9850/60 should be renamed Blackberry Flame.


Blackberry Rebirth. Because its bound to bring people back. :D


What about calling it the Quest?

Umm Yeah

I would just call it "Mine". :)


How about the "the smoke". The blackberry smoke. I like that


I like blaze and phoenix like many others, for a sense of rebirth. Quantum sounds good as well.
Blackberry Brio
Blackberry Dash
Blackberry Spirit give a sense of feeling and energy.

Blackberry Charge
Backberry Circuit sound "techy"

Blackberry Synergy sounds like it describes what it does, but it may have too many syllables. Can't get too complicated, otherwise people get confused. I wish I had a dollar for the amount of times I heard someone mispronounce "Panache".