BlackBerry Windermere hybrid trackpad/keyboard gestures revealed, photo available

BlackBerry Windermere hybrid trackpad/keyboard gestures revealed, photo available
We first heard about BlackBerry's upcoming high-end smartphones last December. They are the handsets codenamed "Ontario" and "Windermere". Now, a new leak has shed more light on the latter handset. One of the biggest curiosities to come out of Waterloo, the "Windermere" has a 4.5-inch screen with a high pixel density (452ppi) that suggests a high display resolution - perhaps 1440x1440, which matches the diagonal and density. It also has a "touch-sensitive" QWERTY keyboard with keys that integrate physical feedback (when pressed) and touch-control (when touched, but not pressed). At least that's how we interpreted the innovative keyboard's patent description in a previous article from February.

Now, a BlackBerry user has discovered that said keyboard will support some familiar touch-screen gestures. There is swiping in four directions, along with touching, moving, tapping, and clicking gestures that let the user arrange items and content inside BB10. The Windermere keyboard is essentially described as a trackpad, which matches these newly discovered gestures. We also have a photo to go along with the news, and its subject looks exactly like one would imagine a BlackBerry trackpad will look. But where are the physical keys, then?

Apart from the odd trackpad/keyboard mash-up, the leaker said that the Windermere will show five columns of four icons on its 4.5-inch screen, while the Ontario will have a 5-inch display with 440ppi pixel density (possibly 1080p resolution) that shows four columns of five icons. Obviously, the Windermere will be a wider device, while the Ontario seems to be in line with the portrait-oriented 5-inchers we know.

source: CrackBerry via BerryReview



1. MacWiNux

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

is that the screen or what? wait that's the screen sorry not losing hope for BB :D

4. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

the screen really looks nice

2. iMemo

Posts: 113; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

I really hope they survive.

9. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

If they wanna survive, they need to use Android. BB OS is not attractive anymore since no developer want to support it.

3. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

This is a make or break year for BB. Best wishes is all I can say.

5. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Keep up the good fight, BlackBerry. I have faith in you.

6. Gatorsrule52

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

I like it! Its different

10. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Being different doesn't mean it could survive. Being different means it's different.

7. Gsizzle

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

As a Canadian, I am digging all these positive feedback's. Keep fighting BB! F!ck Apple!

11. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

I don't think BB can survive. The 3rd party developer don't want to support the BB OS10 because there is no user. This is a chicken and egg problem. No user bring No apps... No apps bring no user. And BB has no money to support the developer ecosystem. It seems to me that BB can only play the CHEAP game. a.k.a the BB OS 7 game (Java featurephone).

8. NYDiver22

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 09, 2013

I hate phones that plaster their full name across the front of their devices! Blackberry never strayed from that practice. If you're confident in your product, you shouldn't have to have such a label, or banner. Samsung does the same thing. To me, it shows weakness. And we hate the carriers for doing it, and I dont see anything better when the OEMs do it. I commend Apple for doing it different. Their devices for what its worth, scream confidence!

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