Engadget just posted more images of the BlackBerry Javelin! All I can say is LOOKING GOOD. More images after the jump...
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Jun 19, 2008 at 12:16 pm
Yo this thing is awesome!!!! look at the size of those keys!!!! RIM & BlackBerry Kicks A**!!!! at&t STILL SUCKS!!!
Jun 19, 2008 at 12:22 pm
The pic with 3 phones, is that theBold on the bottom. I guess if TMO does not get the Bold, and gets this, I would be ok with it. I want 3G, but this to me is an improved Curve, with better buttons for my pudgy fingers!
Jun 20, 2008 at 7:51 am
i do believe that that is the 8800 worldphone on the bottom, not the bold. as well i dont see what the big deal is for 3G, most carriers dont have that many 3G towers to support it.
Jun 19, 2008 at 12:30 pm
Ya, I like it too. Keyboard seems like the 8700 w "soft" keys. I've always been impressed w the 8700's keyboard. I too will upgrade from Curve. I'm mostly anxious for an updated OS. Running Curve w 4.2. Hopefully this ships w at least 4.5, cuz I'm VERY excited about DocumentsToGo.
Jun 19, 2008 at 12:36 pm
Now i'm torn between the bold and the javelin. I'd like the 3G however with AT&T restricting the speed of the 3G is it really even worth it if the Javelin is a significantly better phone without it?
Jun 19, 2008 at 12:36 pm
I like the keyboad looks cool.
Jun 19, 2008 at 12:37 pm
And as stated above it does look alot like the 8700 keyboard but better
Jun 19, 2008 at 12:40 pm
this looks so slick. i would definitely love a javelin over a bold.
Jun 19, 2008 at 12:41 pm
You know what's really great... that RIM hasn't changed any of the key arrangement of their keyboards. Either they've perfected the keyboard or they're fearful of backlash ...haha
VERY NICE THO!...Go RIM
Jun 19, 2008 at 12:42 pm
This is definately the next hot Blackberry. You can see how RIM is working their magic here. It's as if the Bold will replace the 88xx series (camera availability aside) and this baby right here will replace the 83xx series. Go figure I had to get my 8310 just over a month ago...Oh well, at least I'm now in the BB Family.
Javelin in a word: Sexy
Bold in a word: Sophisticated
Blackberry in a word: Innovative!!!
My conclusion...The Javelin looks very consumer friendly which is what RIM needs to shoot down these iPhone tweekers. Nothing against those that own one. I have many friends that own Apple. But this baby just has that "it" factor of visual appeal combined with the gadgets we all got into Blackberry in the first place.
RIM has a winner here. Bring it out to the masses!!!
Jun 19, 2008 at 12:47 pm
this is really awesome and very much what would make me trade my curve. glad to be in the BB family with such cool phones coming out.
Jun 19, 2008 at 12:52 pm
Looks sweet except those booger green numbers lol!!
No external SDCard slot though, RIM had it started with the new Pearls and the Bold. Where's the consistency?
The size of and keypad structure of this makes me wonder if I'd prefer it better then the Bold, but alas I'll be getting which ever one comes available first to me, which will be the bold since I'm on Robbers Wireless.
And with BIS 2.5 going in anyday now for the Americas, we should expect any new devices to be loaded with 4.5 or higher really ;)
Jun 19, 2008 at 1:01 pm
I LIKE the Booger Green Numbers.
Makes more sense - it's the same Green as the Send Call Key. Makes for a more clear distinction that this device is a phone...albeit a very Smart phone
Jun 19, 2008 at 7:36 pm
I agree, I like the green numbers. I think the phone overall, looks sharp, and I disagree about the coments stating that it has an old and outdated look. I am not real impressed about the lack of it being a 3G phone though. Hopefully, that might make its way through when it's released.
Jun 19, 2008 at 12:54 pm
The curve has an awesome keypad which makes it very easy to type on, but the Javelin keys don't look like they have they same curved ridges as on the curve. The Javelin keys just look flat. Am I mistaken on this?
Jun 19, 2008 at 12:55 pm
I just cant see what you all see in this. I think it looks plain and outdated. I love BB, but I wish that RIM would give us a device that would make the Iphone look plain and outdated.
Jun 19, 2008 at 1:02 pm
I don't care if it does look like a pimped out curve I MUST HAVE IT!!! I just got my curve about 4 months ago but I'd trade it in for this one in a heartbeat!! Oh so sexy!!
Jun 19, 2008 at 1:05 pm
Okay... i think I would seriously think about buying the javelin instead of the bold because of the keyboard. As we can see the javelin has the keys that are seperated so theyre not going to easily be damaged/picked off like the bolds will be. I use to have the old xv6700 and it had a keyboard like the bold and eventually a couple buttons came lose and popped off... of course you could just super glue them back on, but who carries superglue in their pocket????
anyone else feel this way? I feel like I have a valid point for the javelin... so I think we should Chalk one more up for why the javelin might be better then the bold?
Jun 19, 2008 at 1:16 pm
As much as I love my BB, I would not jump the TMO ship to be with AT&T just to have the latest unit. Eventually the updated unit makes its way over to TMO anyway. My Curve is an 8310!
It true, "You got to get in where you fit in." I fit in with TMO. Javelin is nice looking and I look forward to owning one.
Jun 19, 2008 at 1:18 pm
i heard from 3 t-mo reps that t-mobile is definitely getting a new blackberry and it is definitely a touchscreen is there any truth to this????
Jun 19, 2008 at 1:36 pm
No. Absolutely not. (Unless Verizon defaults on their agreement with the Thunder and opens up their exclusivity AND that RIM has a GSM model waiting in the wings.)
Jun 19, 2008 at 2:00 pm
RIM definitely has a GSM/UMTS model, because Vodafone is the carrier for the rest of the world, and they are big-time GSM.
Jun 19, 2008 at 2:02 pm
We also know that T-Mobile is getting the Kickstart. So unless there's something we don't know about the Kickstart...
Nov 30, 2008 at 1:52 am
I heard tmobile would be getting a version of the storm in the first couple months of 09...because verizon only had a 90 day exclusive policy on the storm...don't kill me if I'm wrong its just what I heard
Jun 19, 2008 at 1:29 pm
all those detail shots and not a single overhead view. Can you do some magic and do a side by side comparison between the Javelin and the Bold? since all these high res pics are out.
Jun 19, 2008 at 1:44 pm
Anyone know what service provider will have this phone?!?!
Jun 19, 2008 at 2:36 pm
I'd take the Javelin hands down. The Bold reminds me of the MotoQ 9m too much. I'm not a fan of the Bold at all. I will keep my Curve then upgrade in a couple years to the BB Stryker...........
Jun 19, 2008 at 2:39 pm
I want it NOW!!!!!!
Jun 19, 2008 at 2:41 pm
I like this much better then the bold. Rim better start using this keyboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If this thing had 3g, I would actually buy it. So now, I am not buying the bold because of the keyboard and I am not buying this because of lack of 3g.
Jun 20, 2008 at 2:58 am
Have you used the Bold's keyboard? I have. And I have used the Curve, the Perl, the 8800, the 8700. The Bold has the BEST keyboard hands down.
What do you say to this Kevin?
Jun 19, 2008 at 2:46 pm
this phone looks nice....
Jun 19, 2008 at 2:47 pm
it look hot
i hope tmobile get this year im in need for a new phone
Jun 19, 2008 at 2:50 pm
am i the only one who honestly thinks it looks really cheap??
Jun 19, 2008 at 2:53 pm
Honestly I don't see the innovation in the phone...
It does look nice-
But still, it looks very similar to other BB's.
The Curve to be specific.
But I guess theres only so much we could do with a phone with a QWERTY keyboard to begin with.
Jun 19, 2008 at 3:23 pm
I would not upgrade to this device from the curve. I don't know why so many people are so impressed with in this phone. It is a curve with a new chip and gps and wifi. My curve has 3G evdo and gps already. So what, this is only incrementally better than the curve. Be smart and wait for the next device. In 2008 you should not by a phone that is not evdo 3g or ATT 3g, unless you live in a rural area with little coverage.
Jun 19, 2008 at 3:39 pm
They put the MicroSD slot back inside the batter bay...
Jun 19, 2008 at 3:44 pm
I agree with Kevin, I love the booger green number keys. :]
Jun 19, 2008 at 4:03 pm
I like the Bold better but I guess I'll just have to get both!
Jun 19, 2008 at 4:15 pm
I don't know about anyone else, but that Green color on the keys really urks me.. What about Grey or White?
Jun 19, 2008 at 4:22 pm
I love it....must have it!
Jun 19, 2008 at 4:56 pm
Yes, very awesome! I want to know who's getting it though??
I mean, if VZW is going to get both of them, then I'll wait for the Javelin. But if they're not going to get the Javelin and going to get the Bold, then I'll have to get that. I gotta get rid of the 8830! Though I do love it, just want the NEWER one!
Jun 19, 2008 at 5:28 pm
Nice but still love my 8330.
Jun 19, 2008 at 6:03 pm
With vzw supposedly moving to an "open" network by the end of 2008 (that may have changed since I last read up on it), I should theoritically be able to buy whichever BB I want (even if from another carrier) and use it on the vzw network, right? Any thoughts on this? That would give vzw customers more optons as to which BB to purchase.
Maybe I am just hoping that is the case since vzw usually has the worst phone selection and gets cool phones a year later than the other carriers.
Jun 19, 2008 at 6:07 pm
BOOGER GREEN ALL THE WAY!!!!
Jun 19, 2008 at 6:32 pm
is the javlin the sprint and verizon version of the bold or what? bold is ATT correct?
Jun 19, 2008 at 6:35 pm
Notice the space between th ekeys? Yay! Its back. My two biggest gripes about my 8830 are the lack of key space (so I frequently hit the wrong key) and that stupid voice button that I'm always inadvertantly pressing when I re-holster.
Jun 20, 2008 at 7:47 am
Agree about the keys... and BTW u CAN reconfigure the setting for that side convenience button in Options.
Jun 19, 2008 at 6:53 pm
seems like somebody could drop a turd stamp the words Blackberry on it and people would love it...I just don't get that. Is there anything that RIM puts out that you people just don't really care for? Honestly this phone looks pretty cheaply made. It looks like an OLDER version of the Curve......I don't know I just don't get the hype over the Bold and now the Javelin. I do like the current Curve very nice phone.
Bold takes it's styling cues from the MotoQ 9m and this phone looks like a cheap throwback of the Curve. I'll wait till RIM puts out something thats worth getting.
Aug 2, 2008 at 9:01 am
I like and own a curve, it does the job... however im hoping for a little bit more from RIM for my next upgrade... but these new additions don't really do it for me. I want a phone that screams quality! right now the Bold and Javelin are meh... and only 3.2 mega pix...c'mon rim move with the times.
Jun 19, 2008 at 7:45 pm
I agree with what some people have been saying: the keyboard flatly looks cheap. It's almost toyish. I also like some space between keys, but this keyboard is certainly NOT a step up beyond the Curve's.
Jun 19, 2008 at 7:47 pm
I'm sticking with my curve 8320 and have decided to wait for the Javelin cause I didn't like the Bold due to the kbd. Since I'm Deaf, I rely on my BB mega time so I thumb on my bb at lightening speed. My concern is that the Javelin keys are black and it won't show much with backlight on?? I love the white keys as it shows very well with the backlight on in the dark. 3.2 mp camera is sweet though!!
Jun 19, 2008 at 8:08 pm
I kinda diggin' this thing, I love my Curve, but this seems a touch hotter. If they would just make a 3G CDMA version for Sprint, I would then think about switching.
Jun 19, 2008 at 8:24 pm
When I saw the BOLD I was excited to see such a nice BB coming...I was more excited knowing it was 3G capable and was hoping TMo will be speedy in upgrading to 3G.
The Javelin looks great, but kind of sucks TMo customers gonna have to wait even longer for a 3G BlackBerry. Nonetheless, I'll probably pick up a Javelin!
Jun 19, 2008 at 9:25 pm
nice to see that this handset is not going to be as wide as the curve(just guessing, by comparing the keypad shift keys on here to the curves), hopefully a lil thinner too! 3.2mp is a step up, but wish it was like 5.2mp. o well, still looks cool, hope it comes a lil late tho bc i want to get a good deal on upgrading. don't really care about 3g or not, i'm not surfing the web for long periods of time, or using data intense sites. thats what all of the pc's/mac's on campus are for + wi-fi everywhere.
Jun 19, 2008 at 9:30 pm
p.s. from 49.
i don't like bulky phones. palms are way too fat(depth), they are skinnier tho(with) this looks like it can compete skinny wise. i like palms keypad layout a lot better, and wish bb were hybrids like them as well(touchscreen & physical keys)
Jun 19, 2008 at 9:32 pm
(with) supposed to be (width)
Jun 20, 2008 at 10:13 am
Jun 19, 2008 at 10:20 pm
Looks cheap to me. Looks like a China BB knockoff. Hate to say it, but it looks even cheaper then the Curve does. I guess RIM moved their design department to Mexico as well as their assembly line. Shame...
Jun 19, 2008 at 10:49 pm
ITS BEAUTIFUL! [i <3 Blackberrys!!]
Jun 19, 2008 at 10:58 pm
WOW. My spouse will LOVE this keyboard! I'm personally very pleased with my BB 8330 Curve, but for those Crackberry Users and Abusers who type a lot, that is, send out many, many e-mails, this keyboard should really suit them. The other features aren't too shabby either, especially the better camera and OS.
Kevin, any idea when RIM will be introducing this baby?
Keep on Crackin',
Jun 20, 2008 at 1:03 am
Are you gong to be able to replace the trackball? I love this BlackBerry but on the Curves you can change the trackball if it gets dirty. I don't see a little ring that pops off like on my 8310.
Jun 20, 2008 at 2:07 am
Is that the Javelin on top, Bold in the middle, and the THUNDER on the bottom??? someone confirm!
Jun 20, 2008 at 2:09 am
If its not the Thunder on the bottom, then is it the phone in the middle?? when i looked again, looks like it is the Bold on the bottom...
Jun 20, 2008 at 9:25 am
Yes, you can tell RIM has outsourced. I cant believe people kept their jobs after introducing this phone!
Jun 20, 2008 at 6:46 pm
think this is the next generation Curve?
Jun 22, 2008 at 12:34 am
This is something I would pay for.
The Curve was worth the money to upgrade (from a Pearl)... the Bold I would pass up (manliness, urgh), but the Javelin... I might line up for it if they release a CDMA version.
It's HOT! 3G or not... I don't browse either way.
Jun 24, 2008 at 9:24 am
I hope this one doesnt ship with restricted Wifi. I don't like the fact that I have to get the 'data plan' in order to work with the Wifi in the bbcurve. I've found ways to work it but it doesnt work 100% of the time. I've heard iPhones have Wifi open. I only need to access the network from time to time and don't really need the data plan, nor pay $20/month for something I barely use.
That's one of my major grinds about the bbcurve.
Jun 25, 2008 at 10:25 pm
DUDE AT&T IS THE FUCKN BEST
Jun 25, 2008 at 11:33 pm
maybe this model looks "cheap" because its just a pre-release unit
Jun 25, 2008 at 11:34 pm
Jun 25, 2008 at 11:35 pm
Jun 27, 2008 at 11:38 pm
i heard the lucky carrier of the javelin will be...tun tun tun TMOBILE...but is this true? hope it is..i would definitely upgrade.
Jul 5, 2008 at 1:10 am
This phone is sooooooo sick!
Jul 6, 2008 at 3:26 pm
damn now im torn between this phone and the bold...i was looking forward to the bold but i like how this phone is a little smaller and the keys look awesome
Jul 30, 2008 at 4:32 pm
I don't think that's the javelin, the javelin is suppose to be a flip phone.
Sep 1, 2008 at 9:31 pm
dis looks greeaatt!! when is dis coming out and what company and how can i get one!!
Nov 26, 2008 at 5:46 pm
The Javelin looks nice. Having said that, you all really need to get a LIFE! Remove all electronic devices from your person, turn them off, put them on the table, shut down your computers, put on your walking boots and go outside. Take your significant others, kids, and/or dogs and go for a long walk with no interruptions. Kick some leaves, splash in a puddle, watch a sunset, breathe some air that doesn't smell like new plastic. Lie down in the grass. Close your eyes and listen to a tree move in the wind. Smell the earth. Communicate with someone by physically touching them. Pretend you never heard of the internet. This exercise requires at least one hour. Your mind and soul will be refreshed, and you might benefit from accepting that the world will go on long after the next Blackberry is released, and the one after that too.
Dec 3, 2008 at 2:21 am
wow this one looks sick, never seen it. when does it come out in canada? and which companies will supply it? thanks
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