Rumor: BlackBerry 9500 Thunder, iPhone Killer

BlackBerry Thunder Specifications

Display: Touch-enabled TFT LCD
Pixel Format: 360 x 480
Connectivity: HSPA, EV-DO, GSM, EDGE
OS: OS 4.7.0
Availability: September 2008

Rumor: BlackBerry 9500 Thunder, iPhone Killer

Gizmodo: Not much is known about this mystery BlackBerry device. From the looks of it, and I mean that literally, the BlackBerry 9500 aka Thunder seems to be aiming squarly at Apple’s iPhone. Apple has been eating away at RIM’s smartphone market share and I don’t think RIM likes that too much. The BlackBerry Thunder, if the rumor is correct, should beat out the iPhone in one respect: number of pixels. The Thunder’s got 360×480 while the iPhone has a pixel format of 320×480. That’s 40 extra vertical pixels.

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