The BlackBerry Thunder is an iPhonesque smartphone by RIM and has been garnering quite a bit of interest. Remember the Thunder has more pixels than the iPhone: 360 x 480 vs 320 x 480. On the other hand, I would be surprised if the Thunder had a bigger LCD. With the borders taking up some space at the top, bottom and sides, squeezing a 3.5″ LCD would be about it.
The UI seems to be pretty nice: simple. And simple is the way to go as almost everything else seems to be getting more and more complex. The music interface is similar to the iPhone‘s while the landscape-mode video playing and recording interface looks to be fairly standard looking. I’m hoping the bottom controls disappear once you get going and reappear when you touch the LCD. It’s a good thing to have competition.
[tags]RIM, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Thunder, iPhone Killer, 360 x 480, 320 x 480[/tags]