BlackBerry Thunder is rumored to steal the thunder out of many of the current touchscreen smart devices being the first touchscreen BlackBerry phone. It has finally been assigned its model number. According to Boy Genius Report, Thunder will be known as BlackBerry 9500. It will have Verizon and Vodafone as carriers in USA and Europe respectively. Scheduled for the third quarter launch this year, BlackBerry 9500 is a full touchscreen phone with 360×480-pixel display devoid of slider keyboard and only 4 physical keys – the send key, end key, menu key and the back key. It is expected to be a hybrid model with CDMA and EV-DO as well as GSM and HSPA. It will feature the OS 4.7.0.