Lance Armstrong Now Trekking With a Curve 8900!!

Lance Armstrong taking a pic with his BlackBerry Storm
By Kevin Michaluk on 21 Feb 2009 08:31 am
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* Update 2: Definitely an 8900. It's weird that in the picture above that you can't see end of the main nav buttons (the screen looks long, like a Storm), but looking at this other picture on twitpic the chrome is definitely 8900. Plus the fact he's tapping in the middle of the screen and he took a landscape pic, screams 8900. Who would have thought this blog post would turn out to be so much fun :) *

* Update: Some astute commenters noticed that Lance is using the Storm with Gloves on. Hrrmm... at first glance that looked like a Storm to me... but most likely a Curve 8900... *

Just a few weeks back we posted a picture here of Lance Armstrong holding his BlackBerry Bold out in front of him for what looked like the perfect BlackBerry product shot.

Popping up on lizkreutz's twitpic today is another picture of Lance with his BlackBerry, but it looks like he has now switched things up and is using a Verizon BlackBerry Storm! What's Lance taking a picture of? The "Ride this one like YOU stole it" decal on his new TT bike which he of course posted on twitpic as well (view it here).

I wonder what the scoop is with Lance's change to the Storm... is this a straight trade-up or does he use the Storm on US soil (Verizon coverage!) and swap SIMs in his Bold when he travels overseas? Either way, it's good to see him changing things up - true CrackBerry Addict! Big thanks to TAG for sending this in!

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24 comments

sayitloudbap

Google Maps for the win!

Shanicenicolle

How in the world is he using it with gloves on?

Roscopcoletrain

I was wondering about the gloves too!

dwp1975

That looks like a 8900, I don't think the Storm's chrome is that high up. The 8900 is however.

Yesterdays Shoveler

It wouldn't be a stretch to say that he got Nike to make him some gloves that could be used with touchscreens...

stormaddict13

Definitely a storm. If you zoom in on it you can see that there are no buttons. There are already gloves out there that can be used with these types of touch screens, so I have no doubt that Lance Armstrong could have some.

steve7410

He could have the new North Face gloves that work with touch screen devices, I thought about buying them but they are $100!

rayzaname

Definitely not a Storm. Looking at the full size photo, he's taking the photo that was on twitpic. First, you don't push in the middle of the screen to snap a photo on the Storm (He's using the 8900 trackball). Second, how do you take a photo in portrait mode on the Storm and still have it come out landscape? Lastly, the gloves... seriously.

8900 for sure...

Graz

The pic he is taking he put up on Twitter.
http://twitpic.com/1l6wv

bubbatex

I bet it is an 8900 too - cause he could not get a good ATT signal out in CA (haha)! Since he has been using a Bold, he is probably sticking with GSM due to his int'l travels.

dwp1975

RIM probably gave him a pre-release 8900 since he was a Bold user. It's probably a AT&T 8900/10/20. Like a previous poster said, he is pressing the middle of the screen to take the photo, something you don't do on the Storm.

mdawson1

He is good friends with Jim Balsille (sp?)

312

http://amgblackseries.com/bm/lancearmstorm.jpg

And while you might click the middle of the screen to SNAP the picture, you sure use the middle of the screen to zoom in.

Anonymous1

Lance posted the picture that he is taking on Twitter earlier. Nice. Go Lance!

VIDGMER

I am glad that lance got his bike back which was stolen...:
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/6996/239stolenlancebikeembedfg7.jpg

" Sacramento Officers said a local resident brought the custom Trek Livestrong 1274 bike, worth about $10,000, to police headquarters."
http://www.comcast.net/articles/sports-general/20090219/CYC.Armstrong.Bi...

dolphinguy

Poor Lance had bad luck in our town! I'm glad no one stole his Berry!

RoadBicyclist#CB

Yes, if I have the choice of a Storm or that Trek, guess which one I'll take....OK, I'm way biased.

BTW, a new idea for BlackBerry, since we have GPS on our BBs anyway, how about if you take it on Garmin and create an app to show us everything happening on our rides in order to replace the Garmin GPS units on our road bikes? Isn't that the greatest idea? Want to drop me a few bucks for the idea since I got laid off on Thursday...? OK, long shot on that one.

Wow, I'm completely off subject, is just great to see Lance back! and that's just such a nice bike...

lance fan

he said in one of his twitter posts that he was using the
blackberry javelin.

@lancearmstrong back on the trusty 'crackberry' after testing the iPhone/Tweetie? from biketweets

@biketweets I have them both. Actually just got the new Blackberry Javelin. Pretty cool.
6:32 AM Feb 11th from web in reply to biketweets

bdsandm

A friend of mine trains with Lance. It is a Storm.

sailboats

just a note that would be a portrait picture

sailboats

lol @ people doubting that he has more than one device

Reibs

I have an "in" with Lance and his Live Strong ride later this summer. I know he is a special friend with Jim Balsillie and he gets the latest and greatest from Waterloo... stay thirsty my friends...