Feeds

RIM BlackBerry 9500 'Thunder' spied on web

Specs too

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

RIM's iPhone-wannabe touchscreen BlackBerry, the 9500, has made an early appearance on the web, complete with specs.

The new handset - which is still down as "not announced" on Expansys' website - is described as possessing a "stunning touch screen display, rapid 3G connectivity coupled with the popular BlackBerry instant email support.

BlackBerry 9500

RIM's BlackBerry 9500: 'Then they stole Murphy's Thunder...'

It will apparently run BlackBerry OS 4.7 - the unreleased Bold, aka the 9000, runs 4.6 - and provide quad-band GSM/GPRS/Edge connectivity, along with HSDPA 3G and Wi-Fi.

Alas there's nothing in the published details to indicate whether, as has been claimed, the 9500 - codenamed 'Thunder' - will support some kind of 4G connectivity.

The 9500 piccy appears less iPhone-like than past Photoshop mock-ups that have surfaced on the web did. To be honest, we suspect this one has known a virtual brush-stroke or two - some of the lines don't quite match up. We suspect this is a composite of a Pearl and bits from a few other BlackBerries.

There's no word when the 9500 - whatever it looks like - will appear, but it's rumoured to be due sometime this quarter.

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Will BlackBerry make a comeback with its SQUARE smartphones?
Plus PC PIMs from company formerly known as RIM
Apple's iPhone 6 first-day sales are MEANINGLESS, mutters analyst
Big weekend queues only represent fruity firm's supply
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
Soundbites: News in brief from the Wi-Fi audiophile files
DTS and Sonos sing out but not off the same hymnsheet
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.