Real BlackBerry Thunder image surfaces

Back when word of the BlackBerry Bold‘s existence first got out, many were hoping it would be BlackBerry’s first touchscreen device. Alas, it was not.

Fortunately, it wasn’t too long before we started hearing rumblings of the BlackBerry Thunder, which will be their first touchscreen. After making a mock-up that ended up being spot on, BGR‘s managed to get a shot of the finalized goods. It’s got a big ol’ touch screen and, as rumored, four physical face buttons. Somewhat surprisingly, RIM has decided to keep the convenience buttons on the left and right sides of the handset.

With Apple pushing out enterprise features for the iPhone, it’s certainly in RIM’s best interest to have a touchscreen offering of their own.