Concept design for BlackBerry 10 model shows Bold-esque QWERTY keyboard

Concept design for BlackBerry 10 model shows Bold-esque QWERTY keyboard
A concept model of the first BlackBerry 10 model

A concept model of the first BlackBerry 10 model

Earlier this year, we showed you a concept design for the first BlackBerry 10 handset. The device, which is expected to launch before the end of the year, is the subject of another design concept, this one in white. Some of the features that we can see is a Bold-esque physical QWERTY keyboard which makes sense since the keyboard on the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 is universally considered one of the best QWERTY keyboards to be attached to a smartphone.

The bottom of the phone is tapered in a little to make the device easier to hold and the handset is thin keeping with the recent trend toward skinny smartphones. The designer of the phone, John Anastasiadis, says that the concept is realistic in that it could be released right now. The latest speculation has the first BlackBerry 10 model being the BlackBerry Colt 2. While a BB10 model with a physical QWERTY is being developed, according to RIM CEO Thurston Heins, the first model is expected to feature only a virtual QWERTY keyboard.source: Crackberry

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20 Comments

1. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Looks nice but I still favor a slide out QWERTY model with big screen a la E75.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that actually looks pretty nice. o:

3. Leon101

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

This looks really good tho!!!!

4. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

In order for RIM to survive is to choose a new OS Android or Windows.

5. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

if this real, then BB have 2nd camera. i like the design

6. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Oh crap not those same looking phones again

19. items17070

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

and the phones with NO keyboard are ANY different! NOT!

7. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

They should do a slider design with a large touchscreen for BB10. I have a feeling it'll be good.

8. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Sorry but big screens sale more phones. How about invent a pullout keyboard that is mind blowing to compliment a larger display.

9. qwertypoor

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Nice!

10. qwertypoor

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

It better have a front facing camera

11. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Doesn't look bad but I agree with above. Slide out keyboards with larger displays are better. They aren't going to dial numbers in your pockets, slide out keyboards have bigger and more spaced out layouts, bigger more usable screens, etc. I appreciate that rim is trying to keep to their traditions but it's really hurting them in the end.

17. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Agree. If they do release another phone with this design again, they deserve to bankrupt. They simply refuse to learn that customers don't give a sh*t about their company's tradition, what they want is value for price, mostly by features such as does found on the qwerty Droid series: Big screen, fast processors, big, high-quality slide-out keyboards and a competent OS. Blackberry models are exactly the opposite, but they charge sky high anyway.

12. akita256

Posts: 98; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

If RIM doesn't understand that people want a large screen, then they are truly doomed.

13. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Looks like a mix between a Sony and a Blackberry... I like it.

14. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Very good design

15. Jlo99

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

I think all the BB10 phone will be over price just like the BB 9900

16. tarmpung

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

it's Nokia style, not Blackberry's and it looks cheap

18. Jay2ice

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

I agree with tarmpung, this looks so much like nokia Asha 303.

20. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

indeed

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