More on the RIM BlackBerry Kickstart clamshell – headed to T-Mobile USA

RIM’s first attempt at a consumer-friendly clamshell is either going to get your juices going or it’s going to draw your ire. The design of the BlackBerry Kickstart is something of a love it or hate it offering from RIM’s Waterloo headquarters. And, from the looks of the Kickstart’s design inspirations – things like mountain climbing gear and sunglasses – it’s clear that RIM is looking to bring some urban-flavor to their new clamshell.

New details on the BlackBerry Kickstart reveal that RIM has packed a quad-band (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) GSM radio, 2 megapixel camera, WiFi, and a 3.5mm headphone jack into the device. The internal display is said to be a QVGA 240×320 jobby, while the external one display sports a 160×128 pixel resolution. The SureType keyboard is apparently a next-generation version of the double-letter keyboard, and BlackBerry OS 4.6 is running the show, so Kickstart customers can expect the freshness from Waterloo.

RIM BlackBery Kickstart details

The BlackBerry Kickstart is expected to launch in a variety of anodized color offerings. The external display is apparently monochrome and should glow from around the bezel with soft colors.

RIM BlackBery Kickstart details

Fans of the BlackBerry Kickstart can look forward to a possible September launch on T-Mobile.

[Via: BGR]

  • anant

    cool gadgets . Hope they release it india also

  • Raidium

    It’s alright. Never thought Blackberry would come out with a clamshell. But, it looks cool non the less.

  • jeff

    I thought I wold hate my Pearl… just bought it because my 7290 died and I needed something fast. Two years later I have to admit I still really like the small form factor. Looking forward to another slick option. Keep these hits coming.

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