First they take away the wonderful KickStart name from their new clam-shell and call it a Pearl. Now it seems that RIM has decided against calling the long-touted touchscreen BlackBerry the Thunder. Instead, it looks like they have chosen another weather related name, the “Storm”. Its seems like the touchscreen BlackBerry will be shipping on Verizon as the Storm and on other carriers such as Rogers & Vodaphone will be calling it the Thunder. Yay! More confused users…
To be honest, I don’t mind this new name change near as much as I did with the Pearl/KickStart fiasco. However, “Thunder” has grown on me over the past few months. Such is life, I suppose. Let us know what you all think about this new name change.
In the long run, I don’t know how much these names really matter. RIM seems to have a problem sticking with calling devices by a name rather than a number. Perhaps it is the years of habits yet to be broken, but I know many people who refer to their Curves as 8300s and their Pearls as 8110s.
Perhaps RIM is hoping that this new device will catch the world by Storm–Sorry, bad joke, couldn’t help it.
via Engadget Mobile