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
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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?!

411 comments

rrrebo

Still a fan of "Phoenix".

Or maybe:
BlackBerry Arc (a blinding flash of brilliance and power)
BlackBerry Ark (carrying the hopes and dreams of RIM's survival)

sage rat

Code name: "ADT"... as in it's "about damn time".

Or... maybe "FLASH" so we can rub some snotty iPhone noses it it!

Connor83

Blackberry Life.
(The only phone the Chuck Norris can use)

captain_tinker

Here's something we haven't thought of, what if they completely re-brand it, instead of "Blackberry", maybe they would start calling it something completely different, start a new brand altogether. Not that I would recommend abandoning a brand that has served well, but sometimes that works... Call it the RIM X1 or something. That way, it sounds new, people won't associate it with their pre-conceived notions of Blackberry not being "cool" (don't know where anyone gets that, my 9810 is simply amazing, if that's not "cool", then I guess I don't know what is...) They could market it as something completely new and different, without any strings attaching it to prior "failures", or an "aging lineup" in the sight of the rest of the world. What do you think?

jvictor77

The "Rest of the World" is fine with BlackBerry. This "RIM is dead" hype only seems to originate in the States!

Rudeaz

I'm really partial to the "Blackberry Genesis" or the "Blackberry Evolution"

Pilot Prop

BlackBerry Y.A.I.U.H.O.F.U.

StikiGreenZ

I bet they'll end up calling it the Curve... because you know, RIM's so good at naming phone's intelligently (reference to them calling the new touch only phone a Torch).

sevusal

PlayBerry
PlayPhone
Rise

mundakal

I say RIM calls it 'Quinix'.

Drayk

Torch 9890......because it should be the size of a 9900 and the form factor of a Torch.
THAT.....my fellow crack heads, would be the ultimate berry

El Platanero

THE BLACKBERRY CONVERT!!!!!! becase all the haters would be converting over after they see what this puppy can do.

Mr.Black.Berry

I honestly think we have too many kinds of blackberrys. I believe that having all of these "lesser" quality bb's is hurting rim more than helping. I'm not a marketing expert but I've seen a lot of my friends who have had curves, pearls etc leave bb because they felt it was boring or not powerful enough. But had they had the newer bold and torch series etc they would be more prone to entertaining these new bb's to come and the new present bb' (9900 9850 etc). Let's narrow it down to an all touch, touch/keyboard, and touch/slide keyboard form factors and do away with the gsm/cdma code numbers. Make it simple for people and give them something to form a liking to a certain form factor and look fwd to future "super phones".

El Platanero

..............or to go with the Playbook, call it the Blackberry playboy, ha.

Rudeaz

As cool as I think my suggestions were they were both posted before so I'll try again. The
Blackberry ONE

Rudeaz

Grrrrr... that's gone too

firsttimecaller

I say BlackBerry Alpha. for a multitude of reasons. (i do appreciate the pheonix concept, but lets not get to dramatic about RIM's death).

Think of the diverse connotations of Alpha. you know its right.

my preference it to trace it back to " álphō" meaning "to invent," rather than to just go with the obvious meaning of "first." although "first or most significant occurrence of something" would be a very fitting definition of the new BlackBerry.

Either way, right or -wrong- right. its the best name for it.

sage rat

I just read Dammerung2010's suggestion and really like BlackBerry Jam. It has a cool, funky, double entendre thing going for it. Way more fun than meaningless numbers or rehashed names. It doesn't sound stuffy or nerdy like every other device. A new beginning....

BLACKBERRY JAM! BLACKBERRY JAM! BLACKBERRY JAM!

bluenose363

How about naming them after the various elements in the solar system!

Blackberry Globe
Blackberry Jupiter
Blackberry Mars
Blackberry Mercury
Blackberry Neptune
Blackberry Pluto
Blackberry Saturn
Blackberry Sun
Blackberry Venus
Blackberry Uranus...... might wanna stay away from this name though!!!

Sphere... galaxy.... system.... sky.... asteroid... Hercules.... etc. etc.

4speed

Blackberry RIMINATOR

travaz

Blackberry Viagra
comes out hard and fast only to be deflated a short time later :P

travaz

Blackberry conundrum

ChillFactorz

what about playing off the "Colt" name with: Remington or Winchester, Red Rider BB gun?

sid_prasher

Phoenix
Revolution
Fusion (if they get the good bits from BB OS7 as well)

malcerie

How about Lightening or Playphone?

IvanAMANation

*Blackberry Bentely*......... Why get an " Apple iPhone5" when you could get the 'Benetly, The Crim de la crim?!

WP8now

Squib

a miniature explosive device

engineer2001

Let's hope it isn't a squib. In firearms, a squib round is one that is seriously underpowered, gets stuck in the barrel, and make the next round blow up in your face.

Xader

lol...My first thought was "I sure hope QNX doesn't backfire!"

moonfalle

Blackberry Fuse X, to recognize TaT and QNX's contribution to this phone.

Bonesn

what about the X-Berry or Blackberry Quantum.

Blackfeet

The BlackBerry Next

Although I like Phoenix a lot, Mozilla Firefox was originally named that, and they got sued by a Tech. company who had the name first. Could happen again...

shift2112

BlackBerry Revelation

scboatman

How about the BlackBerry Avenger! It plays on the movie thats comming out and it ties in with what the QNX phone will do for RIM. Avenge their brands image!

MrTherapy

BLACKBERRY ESSENCE
BLACKBERRY ELITE
BLACKBERRY LIFE
BLACKBERRY SIGMA
BLACKBERRY PRODIGY
BLACKBERRY TOUCH

MrTherapy

BLACKBERRY MUTHAFAAKiPHONE!!

Mr.Black.Berry

I like mr therapy's name. That is hillar!

engineer2001

BlackBerry ExecSavior

But if it sucks (not powerful enough), the shareholders will revolt, and the execs are gone. LOL

drakesaliasonline

"Blackberry Colt"
"Blackberry Volt"
"Blackberry Titan"
"Blackberry Icon"
"Blackberry Sense"
"Blackberry Nore"
"Blackberry Vita"
"Blackberry Deca"
"Blackberry Alfa"
"Blackberry Sonar"
"Blackberry Ion"
"Blackberry Magna"

I'll update this with more once I think of some :)

captain_tinker

Actually, the Titan DOES sound good!

herrbremerhaven

BlackBerry Edge

BlackBerry Sword

... to cut through the competition.

dentynefire

The BB Berry
or
BlackBerry Tribe

but I'm partial to the Norris

Pokerberry

Android already has a Phoenix by LG.....

noname82

How about the Blackberry Onyx?

jmac875

I say Blackberry Phoenix, it denotes a new beginning for an old being. Since it will completely Rock! I think the name would be appropriate. :)

the brother

Phoenix is over played but I like GENESIS. Maybe get Phil and the boys to reunite..."it's a no fun bein an Illegal Alien"....classic!

sharingannokakashi

BlackBerry EVO

Blackberry Muscle

eBud

The BlackBerry Q Series...simple, with the hint there will be others to follow.

ruggedcanadians

The Blackberry Wizard - simply magical.

DGetz

Blackberry-good

Blackberry Bananas

Blackberry Cellphone

Blackberry Cocktail

Blackberry Steroid

Blackberry Slightly Thicker Than The Competitors Phones But Using Thickness As An Excuse To Not Put In A Respectable Camera

pineypl

I would name it "Unicorn" as this device will almost always be mythical. Perhaps we'll see it just after the world ends in December of 2012.

jevalladares

They should call it the Blackberry Destination maybe. but I really think RIM will end up calling it the Blackberry Bold something

wanderguzman

blackberry broke just like the company that will make it ;)

QueXiaQuanton

i think they should keep with football themed playbook. Call it the gamechanger,the rookie, QB, Coach, Dynasty. If not then switch to hockey. Powerplay, the great one (gto) and have wayne gretzky promo it.

bajafj

Blackberry "GAME OVER"

bajafj

Blackberry "In Your Face!"

bajafj

Blackberry "Turbo Super 5000 Blaster"

bajafj

Blackberry " Suck It Google"

Cocotaso

Blackberry Lynx or Blackberry Neo

Ekilla

*** BlackBerry Ice***

C5321

As a former military member they should name it the blackberry stinger, because it shoots down the competition.

AugustArborists

I was Born in Chicago, I think BlackBerry Blackhawk wins!

Jimcmf

Hummmmmm

The charger

Certurian

bPhone

Q1000

Mugweiz

Cazurela

Don't know if someone suggested this previously, but given that the new QNX phones marks the rebirth of the RIM/Blackberry brand, "Phoenix" seems the most cool and appropiate name for it!

Cheers

Lucky.Stryke

Blackberry Sabre
What do ya think?

hybrid1976

I would name it the Excalibur or the Camelot.

Willy362

I would say Blackberry Sapphire or Millenium or Passion or Unique...

Lucky.Stryke

Another cool name would be the "BlackBerry Sabre"
What do ya think eh?

arisham

BlackBerry UniVerse
BlackBerry Batista

BIGEXXPOPN

Blackberry BOLDEST.

Or BOLDER. ;)

Wait, BB ATT! So it can be exclusive to att since we havent got the 9900 yet. :(

BBPandy

I like Colt. It gives it a young powerful feel

Xterra2

Just leavee it the way it is : blackberry colt

elibohnert

BlackBerry Basalt 4G
BlackBerry Assault 4G
BlackBerry Cream 4G
BlackBerry HD 4G
BlackBerry Crack 4G :D

chmb1

Agree with the Phoenix-reborn from the ashes

matkas

The BlackBerry Linx.
How about that??..

stevedee

If it is their first dual core, call it the Gemini or even better, twin in German - Zwillig.

Curve 8330 CDMA (eww, I know, u/g to Torch soon!)
Winner of EA Mobile SE Playbook - rockin' it!

00stryder

Whatever the name will be, it'll most likely be a one-syllable word (Torch, Bold, Curve, Pearl, Flip, Storm, Style, etc.)

So maybe... (sorry if some of these are repeats)
BlackBerry Great
BlackBerry Win
BlackBerry Strong
BlackBerry Works
BlackBerry (re)Born
BlackBerry Source
BlackBerry Pure
BlackBerry Soul
BlackBerry Core

and last but not least... BlackBerry Cure

Jaiden

The Blackberry Triumph?

mckinneyas

I think Blackberry Class would keep with the poshness inherent in the Bold name, and still fit RIM's naming schemes.

Jake Storm

The Judge

Because this will be the phone that all others will be judged against.

f1mx

blackberry full
blackberry play
blackberry load
blackberry come
blackberry lust
blackberry tease - i still beleave this will be pretty cool and ironic for us fans xD

susu222

If BB Q is too hot for peoples' liking then something simple like BB Super Q.

Morjesta

Blackberry® Phoenix™

Jake Storm

The BlackBerry Dragon Slayer

CDM76

The Future has arrived. Meet the new BlackBerry Warp.

Can imagine some great marketing plays on this name .......

BBJack

Blackberry Bangalore - I want a BBB!

Takhis

BlackBerry Motion

Since it will be controlled by gestures and displays brand's dynamism

I was also wondering the OS official name since PlayBook's is TabletOS will it be just PhoneOS???

TheAmazingHarold

I like Colt.

Simple. Rustic. Effective.

Done.

(in my best Gordon Ramsay voice)

Or A-game. Cos then you can bring your playbook AND your A-game. I kid i kid.

Italiannyc

The BLACKBERRY LEGEND

The first QNX blackberry , that will become legendary.

Michele Weisneck

BlackBerry Destiny

I still phoenix maybe because I live there and its HOT as hell. :)

Michele Weisneck

BB Legacy. Play on Legend, but sounds more elite.

Jake Storm

The BlackBerry Boner

"Is that a Boner in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?"

gregerator

Suckup answer- The BlackBerry Michaluk

BlackBerry Abba (means Father)

BlackBerry Drive

BlackBerry Fife. (The musical instrument the Pied Piper used to get mice to follow him)

BlackBerry Heir (It's inheriting the BlackBerry name for a new generation)

BlackBerry Jag

BlackBerry Kahn (it's a title, not a name)

davidanthony999

why not call it the Blackberry QNX....since it's going to be the first of it's kind....

jamesbyjr

Blackberry Conquest
Blackberry Equator or Equinox
Blackberry Nebula

stormsurvivor

Name it for Kevin......The OuttaLUK FanBoy with Rim Touch Screen Technology..Sure Scratch!

MBA_STOCKDOGS

Code name: COLT

COLT is young and needs time to fully develop and grow. Once this happens COLT will be a STUD known as:

THE STALLION!!!

JCangoku

Blackberry Force
Blackberry Virgo (cause brand new)
Blackberry Meteor

lnichols

I'm a firm believe in KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid), so QNX1 or Q1. Definitely needs to be something to signify a totally new product breaking its ties with the old BBOS.

rienman

How about the BlackBerry Hand Book......

FlightsimGuy

Just thought of another name. This phone will be the successor to the Bold, the flagship phone of RIM's line. So what is bolder than the Bold? The Blackberry Brash!

No BB Drone

the blackberry last fail

because it will be the last phone they will bring out ,to put the fina lnail in the RIm coffin

MousePad

I'd name it the Blackberry Blade...

It keeps the two-syllable names (Bo-ld, Cur-ve, Tor-ch, Bla-de...), and is marketable...

The bleeding edge... :)

michael.molloy1985

the blackberry cliff lee cause cliff lee is the f*ckin man

bajafj

The Blackberry "PILOT"

gsansone

BlackBerry Lazarus.

...rising RIM from the dead....

ofutur

Introducing the BlackBerry Zero

steez106

Blackberry QuaNtum-X.

End of discussion.

dewey32399

Going with the "Colt" theme, what about the "2012 Peacemaker".

eBud

Call it the "Q"...simple, classic, a little mysterious and ready to become the 1st of "The Q Series". Please no drama or toy names like The Destiny or the Firebrand, etc. Keep it classic.

Bahrutile

Blackberry Phoenix... with RIM taking to much heat in the press over the last year or so, why not bring this one from the ashes... i think they would split off and have a Rise series also

elchepe

The Blackberry CHARGE

storm...chaser

I am a huge storm fan....how about lightning storm...or storm3

Mouni

The Blackberry Reboot

cannedoscar74#IM

The Falcon could work on many levels & allow RIM to offer distinct variations. Personally, It would be hard to pass up a Millennium Falcon (Silver/Gray with the fastest browser imaginable) but I would have to go for the Maltese Falcon ( Black w/an array of Wikitude type Super Research Apps). RIM needs to do a better job of Marketing its Native Apps -especially as they keep getting better.

bbdivasweet

How about the Bllackberry Superior!!

bengalt9

I think it should be "Blackberry Renaissance"........it will be a new birth for them

Nostril

Maybe it will just be another product in one of their existing lines?

Blackberry Magnum

tharrison4815

Instead of naming their different design types Curve, Bold, Pearl etc, they should call them Q, N and X. Q would be full touch, N would have a slide out keyboard and X would have a traditional BlackBerry style keyboard on the front. They could launch with the Q1 and bring out the N1 and X1 shortly after and continue with the single numbers for each new model such as Q2, Q3, X2 etc.

gng11

The name should be simple: The Blackberry Phone or bPhone.

I sincerely hope RIM comes out with one single superphone that can help generate long line-ups and buzz leading up to launch day rather than a series of puzzling phones that confuse consumers as to what they are trying to market.

stormsurvivor

How about a name that perfectly describes the device. BBsuX 10-10=0

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