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RIM: BlackBerry 10 devices with keyboards coming

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RIM: BlackBerry 10 devices with keyboards coming
Those long time BlackBerry users who started feeling a cold sweat when they noticed the lack of a physical QWERTY keyboard on the BlackBerry 10 Alpha Developer's phone and on leaked photographs of the BlackBerry London, can now relax. During his keynote speech at BlackBerry World Conference, RIM Thorsten Heins said that some of the new innovations found in the OS, like better predictive software for word and even sentence formation, might be found in models produced down the road with physical keyboards.

A RIM spokesman at the event told PhoneScoop that RIM is not giving up on producing phones with a physical QWERTY keyboard. And while early BlackBerry 10 models will feature a virtual QWERTY keyboard, eventually RIM hopes to have both a virtual and a physical QWERTY keyboard on its BlackBerry 10 phones.

source: PhoneScoop

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posted on 01 May 2012, 14:41 1

1. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Moot.

posted on 01 May 2012, 14:56 8

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


KEYBOARDS ARE NOT DEAD! >:P

posted on 01 May 2012, 15:18 5

3. Mozarrt (Posts: 294; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Can't wait for the new Blackberry Curve, Because I really want the same phone I could have in 2006.

posted on 01 May 2012, 20:12 3

7. cdgoin (Posts: 363; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Because a flat square rectangle made by dozens of manufacters is so unique and inspiring.

posted on 01 May 2012, 20:32 1

8. miles16852 (Posts: 206; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


LOL, very GOOD point cdgoin! I agree, talk about the cookie cut-out design, so sick of the 'flat square rectangle peice of glass' cell phone! they are starting to look SO out of date anyway! at least the phones with physical keyboards have some difference to them! but I guess there are so many of those who have that 'flat square rectangle' cookie cut out drudgery look! BOORRRRINNG!!

posted on 01 May 2012, 23:31

12. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


HAHA. this comment needs an award. Most people nowadays thinks that having a brick like phone makes it unique and sooooo original.

posted on 01 May 2012, 15:50 1

4. JcHnd (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Yeah... like.... booooooring!!! is there anything else to be said?

posted on 01 May 2012, 16:29 1

5. Watchmanz (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 May 2012)


They just don't get it .... surely the entire company's executive can't be that retarded?

posted on 01 May 2012, 16:45 7

6. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


The keyboard on the bold 9900 is amazing, keep making more keyboards like that please!

posted on 02 May 2012, 01:38

13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5536; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Sounds like there will be a bit of a wait for a physial keyboard - like whether RIM decides to remain in the handset business. If the London (or whatever it ultimately is called) flops when it is released, I suspect that will be the end of RIMs handset business. It will be time for a pivot toward software services for iOS and Android (and possibly WP if MS gives it cash to cover the port).

posted on 01 May 2012, 21:17

9. HugeTroller (banned) (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


The bottom 40s yet again, fail Titanic.

posted on 01 May 2012, 21:33

10. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Awesome, I'm looking forward to their keyboards again. I agree I hope it's like the 9900/9930 devices.

RIM hope you make the right decisions.

posted on 01 May 2012, 22:12

11. henrickrw (Posts: 403; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Hope the Bold 9900 gets the upgrade

posted on 02 May 2012, 14:58

14. intos (Posts: 85; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


blackberry bold 9000 and 9900 its most beautifull phones ever made... phones that make you happy when you hold it your hands...

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