Large touchscreen displays and integrated media players seem to be all the rage these days. Research in Motion’s initial entry into this arena will be the BlackBerry Thunder and we’ve got the first glimpse at its music player.
As you know, the BlackBerry Thunder will be the first BlackBerry to feature a full face touchscreen display. It’s also the first BlackBerry to be missing a standard keyboard of any kind, relying instead on that touchscreen for all of your input. The only hard buttons are the four along the bottom for call, menu, back, and hang up.
The BlackBerry Thunder (aka BlackBerry 9500) will have a carrier-specific music player, granting you the ability to purchase new songs on the fly. Strangely, the Thunder will not have Media Sync like the BlackBerry Bold. At least you’ll be able to watch videos in landscape.