BlackBerry Magnum's first appearance in a video

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BlackBerry Magnum's first appearance in a video
RIM’s so called BlackBerry Magnum smartphone that is expected to feature both a touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard has finally made an appearance in a video. A short video hands-on provided by CellGuru presents the phone to us, although the device itself doesn’t seem to be in a really good condition (we can almost hear it whisper “get me out of here, this guy is a maniac!”). By the looks of it, the Magnum will resemble the original Bold, with design elements almost identical, except for the transition from miniUSB to microUSB port. Unfortunately, we don’t get to see the OS powering the BlackBerry Magnum, but we still get a demo of the SurePress touchscreen (click, click). It would be interesting to see if the interaction with the small screen will be comfortable enough. At least the keyboard looks just the right way. According to some rough specs, the Magnum will feature 3G, GPS, camera, Wi-Fi and a screen resolution of 480x360 pixels, but this is still unconfirmed.

source: YouTube via FoneFrenzy and Engadget



1. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I am SOOOO sick of sure-press! If RIM would abandon this kind of tech I would consider staying with a BB, but as long as sure-press is on board, I'm out. Shame too, cuz I was actually looking forward to a phone like this...

2. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

RIM will go the way of Polaroid one day, bet on it. Their phones have been trash for a while, totally unimpressive with a shotty operating system in most of them. Battery pull, anyone?

3. mcmkone

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

I don't like it one bit if that's the new BB, If you're like myself and have the new Bold 9700 it's a hard task going back to the old bold 9000 and when you match that with RIM's worst handset ever the Storm 9500, i wouldn't go no where near that handset... for the love of god don't do it RIM please don't...!!!!

4. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

click click shut up! why is blackberry still in business!? dont they come out with like new BBs just about every 3 months that seem to look the same and sure act the same?

7. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Blackberry is still in business because of Verizon's BOGO...Blackberries are nice, but there are many more captivating and intuitive alternatives...

5. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

Here we go again one step forward two steps back. Now I know its a prototype but I at least hope they decide to change the body to the new Bolds styling. the old bold was so wide. come on rim think it over. I was really looking forward to this device. O well meaby htc has something coming. Later RIM

6. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

is it me or do all those 3 phones look EXACT cept the colors and some real minor camera locations on back or is that about it??

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