T-Mobile gets BlackBerry Javelin with “Safe Mode” and Gaming

By: Zach Flauaus June 27th, 2008

T-Mobile users can finally rejoice as they’ll get a new QWERTY BlackBerry with OS 4.6 soon enough. The BlackBerry Javelin (the Bold’s lesser, non-3G enabled cousin) will arrive on T-Mobile… Well, possibly mid-2009. Granted, times change and it may be sped up (hopefully it will be).

Some of the interesting details coming to light are things such as “Safe Mode,” RIM’s own psuedo-GPS, and gaming. Yes, gaming.

For “Safe Mode” this paragraph is all we have to speculate from:

“Your device is currently in Safe Mode. Your device starts in Safe Mode if you hold the Escape key during startup. To remain in Safe Mode, click OK. To exit Safe Mode, click Reset.”

Whether this could mean it loads the bare essentials (like in Windows) or loads everything but third-party apps has yet to be seen.

Next up is the psuedo-GPS called either “CellData” or “GAS” (make your own guesses as to what it stands for) that is essentially what Google Maps does. It gathers information from cell towers near you and determines where you are. This is definitely a hit-and-miss case depending on where you live.

Lastly, a feature standard across the OS 4.6 board — the “BlackBerry Game Service.” What games this will feature, feel free to speculate on, but it’s basically an invitation based setup where if you want to play, you have to have the game. Xbox Live setup is the best comparison.

This will definitely be a device to follow as it comes closer.

Via [BlackBerry News]

Filed Under: Featured, T-Mobile News

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11 Responses to “T-Mobile gets BlackBerry Javelin with “Safe Mode” and Gaming”

  1. Janice on June 30th, 2008 12:14 am

    WOW! I am sooooooooo looking forward to this phone! I am so upset because I just upgraded to a Curve and had to drop a chunk of bills on that, and now there’s already something new. :)

  2. Ivana on June 30th, 2008 4:51 pm

    I’m looking forward to it, now that I know my hubby really wants to get a blackberry himself :) yeehaw!

  3. Zach Flauaus on June 30th, 2008 5:55 pm

    @Janice Well, like mentioned, you probably have quite some time to enjoy your Curve as the Bold will be released first. Then OS 4.5, and THEN we get to the new shiny phones. Still, shiny new products. :D

    @Ivana Get him the Curve and then you can get the Javelin. ;)

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