BlackBerry Kickstart makes an appearance

A few more pictures of the first ever BlackBerry clamshell, the Kickstart have surfaced on the interweb. I know we have been complaining about the size of that thing but we couldn’t expect Research in Motion to get it completely right for the first time.

As you can see from the picture, the Kickstart still ends up being a bit more portly than the BlackBerry Bold by its side and that’s just in its open state. Folding it up will surely add another third to the already bulky device, but no small feat considering RIM will stuff pretty much everything you expect from a BlackBerry.

Here are the specs that we know of the device so far:

  • Internal LCD: 240×320
  • External LCD: 160×128
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • “Next Gen” SureType keyboard
  • 2 Megapixel camera
  • 16-bit color LCDs
  • WiFi 802.11b/g
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • 4.6 OS

The rumored T-Mobile release in September still seems to hold some water, but we will, as always, keep you on top of things when something else comes up! Meanwhile, head over to BerryShack if you want to look at some more pictures.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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