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BlackBerry Torch 2 9810 gets updated virtual keyboard courtesy of new OS

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BlackBerry Torch 2 9810 gets updated virtual keyboard courtesy of new OS
According to pictures from the Crackberry forum, the BlackBerry Torch 2 9810 is getting an updated virtual QWERTY keyboard courtesy of the new BlackBerry 7 OS. Looking somewhat like the virtual QWERTY on the BlackBerry PlayBook, the new Torch 2 keyboard offers less elongated and more boxy keys which means that they are wider and have more room between letters.

Other changes include moving the shift key and putting it on both sides of the QWERTY, and eliminating the instant internet key while replacing it with a dedicated question mark key. A dedicated comma button replaces the period key which has been moved. This new layout is not only expected for the BlackBerry Torch 2 9810, but most likely for the Torch 2 9850/60 as well.

Chalk it up as another part of the effort by RIM to bolster the BlackBerry Torch by making the sequel more competitive to the Apple iPhone and Android handsets. Besides the new virtual QWERTY, most of the specs of the device have been improved as we reported. Will this all be enough to make the Torch 2 a desirable smartphone?

source: Crackberry

The QWERTY keyboard on the BlackBerry Torch 9800 (L) and the alleged new one for the Torch 2 9810 (R)

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