“Find & Name that BlackBerry” seems to be the new game in town. We have been guilty of playing quite a few times in the last year. The latest contestant is the knowledgeable Jibi @ BBnews.com.
He managed to confirm that the touchscreen Thunder is now officially the 9500 but that is not really new. Keep in mind we used to think that it was called the Storm but what is really in a name.
He also managed to get some screenshots of the upcoming Desktop Manager 4.7 which looks exactly like 4.6. I wonder what they changed or is this just RIM marketing again?
The juiciest news that Jibi managed to squeeze is that there really will be some life for Nextel iDen BlackBerrys. I can’t imagine anybody still using the 7100i but maybe there are still a few of you out there. It seems like RIM will be releasing a BlackBerry 8350 iDen CurveBall with Wifi (Essentially a iDen 8320 with OS 4.6.1).
I guess Nextel cannot just let iDen die peacefully… The device is rumored to be available late this year or early next. So if you want a 2 year old device this will be a great deal!!! I thought it was bad enough when Verizon released the 8330 a year after its GSM brethren!