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Device list slips BlackBerry Seawolf, shows Thunder

updated 09:45 am EDT, Thu June 12, 2008

List BB Thunder Seawolf

Two unknown new BlackBerry models have surfaced in an XML device list and suggest the smartphone line will grow larger still in the near future, says a leak from BGR. The list mentions a device known alternately as the Seawolf or 9110 that would be a variant of the still unreleased Kickstart clamshell (the 9100) that adds GPS. Past leaks would have the device also come with a 2-megapixel camera, a native headphone jack, and the same OS upgrade as the Bold. It uses GSM and appears to be a likely candidate as a replacement or supplement for the Pearl 8110 in use at AT&T.

The list also appears to confirm the existence of the BlackBerry Thunder, also known internally as the Storm. A mention of a virtual keyboard confirms the existence of a touchscreen, while the device also supports the CDMA and GSM phone networks that have been suggested for the dual-mode smartphone. Little else is confirmed besides the existence of Bluetooth and a camera, though the phone is expected to support 3G through both EVDO and HSPA and is believed to be launching as a Verizon exclusive in the US and Vodafone in Europe.

A third unreleased device, the Aurora, appears to be part of the 8100 (Pearl) series but doesn't have any distinguishing traits beyond a camera, Bluetooth, and GSM phone service.

by MacNN Staff



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