New picture of the BlackBerry Slider shows OS 6 on board

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New picture of the BlackBerry Slider shows OS 6 on board
It seems that with every day, more and more evidence appears to shown that RIM is going to produce a touchscreen slider with a physical QWERTY keyboard. We recently reported that the device, now known as the 9800, was spotted on the servers at Now, we get to reveal the latest picture of the device and it appears to be running on OS 6. Last year we heard many Storm owners say that they wish the handset had the Bold's QWERTY keyboard while many Bold owners were pining for a touchscreen device. Both sides could end up getting what they want, although the handset remains a unicorn until RIM makes it official.

RIM BlackBerry Bold Slider Preliminary Specifications

source: BBLeaks



1. jaydee6

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 04, 2009

Look promising. I wonder about the quality of the keyboard and the new OS. It seems to be the same OS with a "HTC Sense" overlay like WinMo phone use. I guess we'll see.

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Maybe, RIM should contact HTC and get help to create a better phone as HTC makes the best phones.

3. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

This coming holiday is going to be interesting. W/windows 7, android 2.2, & blackberry 6.0. Cant wait! & btw, forget about apple all together. These new os are going be awesome!

4. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Don't forget about Web OS and the latest iphone.

6. jtkong

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

iPhone!!!! Woot.

5. scottmbolt unregistered

Just a rip off of the crappy, lame ass palm pre.

7. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

now with OS 4 to iphone 3g/3gs next month..I wouldnt be surprised if more ppl want one...with keep your unused minutes upto a year and you CAN surf/chat @ the sametime!

8. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

Who the fuck does that anyways!? Surf & talk? Bedsides you can also do that w/t-mo & you don't hear them blasting that shit.... & as far as iphone goes, it isn't worth it unless you jail-break it...

10. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Try it sometime... I'm one of those OCD ADHD Tweeker Addicts... I hate talking on the phone unless I am doing something else... Like using the Web. It's a great feature... don't knock it till you try it.

14. shrop486

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 10, 2009

I won't switch to AT&T until I can talk and surf...and cook dinner...and mow the lawn...AND drive all at the same time.

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i wouldnt switch to ATT until i could catch a signal in the city.. LOL. ATT is horrid in jacksonville. and ATT is pointless. They charge you VZW pricing and give you Tmobile or worse service...LOL.

9. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

STORM 2 with keypad it is nice but very thick when compare to Motorola DROID.

12. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

Well that's because you haven't played with it. its not the thickness that matters (thats not what she said)

11. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

So far i'd take a palm pre over this.

13. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Why would a touchscreen slider also need a trackpad?

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

umm.. many android phones have a trackpad/ball as well, and they are all touch screen phones. i dont see the point but i guess someone out there thinks it does.

17. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 275; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

Hmm I wonder whoever took this picture and posted it will get their house raided and everything confiscated???

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