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Appeared on: Thursday, June 19, 2008
A Very Early Look at the BlackBerry Javelin

The BlackBerry Javelin isn't expected to debut until the middle of next year, but rumors on it are already spreading.

A video of a prototype unit of this upcoming smartphone has been leaked to Engadget.

The oddest part of the early reports on this device -- which will be part of the BlackBerry 9000 series -- is that it will lack 3G support. By the middle of 2009, a 3G-less smartphone may seem very out of date.

The Javelin will, however, supposedly sport Wi-Fi, a GPS receiver, and a 3.2 megapixel camera.

There's no word yet on which carrier will offer this smartphone, or what it will cost.

BlackBerry Niagra, Too

Also surfacing this week is the first report on the BlackBerry Niagra.

This will be a smartphone similar to the Javelin, but scheduled for release by Verizon Wireless in May of 2009. Unlike the other model, the Niagra will supposedly have the 3G standard EV-DO.


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