Buckle Up ... The touchscreen media phone Battle Royale is set to rage on. BlackBerrySync has posted some shots of the upcoming BlackBerry "Thunder" 9500, including a few looks at its media player and camera interface. Between the slick look of BlackBerry OS 4.7 and the rumors that the 360 x 480 touch display will be covered in glass a la iPhone, it looks like RIM's goin' for the gold with their first-ever touchscreen handheld.
Sorry for the bad Olympic pun there ... I was just reading about US sprinter Tyson Gay's leg injury over on SI.com.
Seriously, though, it looks like Verizon's going all out to win the touchscreen wars on sheer volume of choices alone. With Voyager, Glyde, and Dare already on the market and Thunder coming soon, that's four VCAST phones with touchscreens - two with full QWERTY boards, as well - in a variety of shapes, sizes, and feature sets to appeal to all but the most die-hard iPhone fanatic shopping for a new high-end cellie this summer. Of course, you never know how these things really are until you get one in hand ... but my money's on RIM to do right by their first keyboard-less BlackBerry, however strange an idea that may be.