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Blackberry Javelin Smartphone Details Leaked To The Net

Research in Motion appears to be firing on all its proverbial cylinders; after Touchscreen Thunder, Bold and Clamshelled Kickstart, details of a new smartphone called Javelin have appeared on a fan site.

Crackberry has reported (opens in new tab) on what appears to be an update to the popular Blackberry curve complete with some tasty high resolution pictures.

As for the specifications, there's a 512MHz CPU, 256MB onboard flash memory, microSD slot to accommodate up to 8GB SDHC cards (possibly more), 480x360 pixel, half VGA display complete with lens/LCD screen.

The Javelin also packs a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus but without Flash and there's a micro USB port for syncing and charging purposes.

Connectivity wise, there's no 3G although you will find both WiFi and GPS; the lack of 3G is a major stumbling block especially since the competition (including RIM's own bold) will be 3G aware.

A January 2009 date has apparently been earmarked for a release although nothing is set is stone and the specs could be changed depending on how well/bad the competition is faring.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.