BlackBerry Dakota/Magnum prototype in the flesh?

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BlackBerry Dakota/Magnum prototype in the flesh?
There are probably a good amount of BlackBerry Storm or Storm2 owners out there that wish they had a physical QWERTY keyboard – it’s definitely one styling that makes the name BlackBerry widely recognized. Many dreams will come true if images of RIM’s alleged portrait style QWERTY handset with a touchscreen, known as the Magnum/Dakota, are seemingly coming into form slowly.  The first time we heard news about the Magnum were made known a while ago – which then transitioned to the Dakota moniker most recently. From the looks of it, the Bold inspired smartphone has its navigational device missing and regarded as being a preproduction model. RIM’s SurePress touchscreen will most likely make another appearance on this handset – which can be a good thing as they continue to improve on it. Finally, there’s no information regarding what’s going to power the handset under the hood. When this device does launch, customers will now have the best of both worlds – something everyone has been yearning for a long time.

source: Twitter via CrackBerry



1. hmcougar09

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I like this, I hope it comes out soon! I want one. I don't know if I want a Storm2 or the Tour on Verizon, if this comes out, its the best of both worlds! :]

2. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

It's about time RIM. Now lets all sit back and see how long it takes for it to hit the market.

3. awesomeanthony

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Hopefully not for another year, that's is when I am eligible. Haha

4. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

The touchscreen will be pragmatically useless unless BB updates it's OS to be more touch friendly and overall just more modern.

5. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

meh..looks like a BB bold

6. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I'd be interested to see how well the touch screen works.

7. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Wow a blackberry treo. "finally have the best of both worlds"? Treks have had touchscreens forever and the ones that run winmo are corporate friendly too. Seems more like um playin catch up to me.

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