What would you call a handset that doesn’t have 3G connectivity and will be launched in 2009? I’m not sure, but a couple of leaked photos tell us it’s going to be something that sounds like “BlackBerry Javelin.” That’s right, the BlackBerry Javelin would be a new RIM BlackBerry that’s scheduled for 2009, and lacks 3G.
OK, I was kidding about the 2009 part. The 3G-less BlackBerry Javelin will actually launch in mid-2009, so that’s about halfway into the year, when all the other smartphones probably already have something close to 4G, or something.
But anyway, if you’re a hardcore RIM BlackBerry fanatic, and can live without having 3G network support in your phone, then the BlackBerry Javelin is a sleek looking handset that you’d do good paying attention to as more info about it surfaces.
So far, rumors say this phone could bring WiFi, GPS, a large screen and a 3.2 megapixel camera to the table, but all those features could get burned to the ground when you remember that it doesn’t have 3G.
Or maybe not. At least RIM’s working on something for the not-so-affluent ones of its users. Although I find it hard not to think that affluent and BlackBerry don’t mean the exact same thing.
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