The BGR has the latest on the BlackBerry Thunder, or the BlackBerry 9500. The BlackBerry Thunder (incorrectly called the BlackBerry Storm for some time) will launch in Q3 of 2008. It is a touchscreen phone with a mere four physical keys. The BlackBerry Storm will allegedly launch as a 3G device, being a hybrid with CDMA EV-DO Rev. C, GSM, and HSPA. Some rumours say that the Storm will also sport LTE, making it a 4G device. The Blackberry Thunder will launch as a Verizon/Vodafone exclusive later this year.
Sarotech’s Wizplatz W-31 takes weird gadgetry to a whole new level. Designed to look exactly like a hardcover book (albeit a hardcover with blinking lights) and blend in inconspicuously on your bookshelf, the Wizplatz boasts a SATA drive, a USB 2.0 device with an internal power supply, and a sleek design. In Japan, you can buy the 320 GB version for ₩121,000 (120 USD) or the 1 TB model for ₩315,000 (312 USD). Read more here!
If you environmentally concerned (or even just worried about rising gas prices), you might want to take a closer look at Green Vehicles’ Triac. With a top speed of 80 mph, a 100 mile range, a charge time of six hours (from zero to full), a strong structural steel cage, a five speed automatic transmission, and XM radio, the zero emissions vehicle is a realistic and alluring alternative for many consumers. Additionally, the lithium ion batteries have a lifespan of five years (and can be replaced after those five years). Set to launch in July, the Triac is available for preorder now. The Triacs will retail for $19,995 in July. Click here for more information!
Game Informer proudly displayed the first images of Guitar Hero IV’s drums. The magazine was pretty impressed by the layout of these electronic drums, which aim to mimic the drum set of Rock Band. Right now, we’re not sure if Guitar Hero’s drum set will work with Rock Band; if not, you’ll have to find a way to creatively fit two gaming drum sets in your living room.
Sony is bringing out the spring colours for its “Draw the Line” decorating ideas for home and kitchens. These 20-inch KLV-20S400A TVs are perfect for brightening any kitchen, bedroom, or family room. Available in pink, green, orange, blue, and black and white, the Sony 20-inch KLV-20S400A will drop in Asia this summer. More info here.