OS 6.0 gets previewed on the BlackBerry 9670 - which is a flip phone?
posted by John V. / Apr 20, 2010, 8:16 PM
The BlackBerry 9670 came out of nowhere and offered plenty of looks as to what is expected out of RIM's camp down the road. The flip handset is no doubt a departure from the usual portrait QWERTY handsets we've been accustomed to seeing, but it still manages to retain some elements that made RIM's portfolio so successful. In addition, it is also the first phone to be seen running OS 6.0 and will likely carry the load for RIM's future. The BlackBerry 9670 features CDMA connectivity, full QWERTY keyboard, 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, 360 x 480 internal display, huge sized external display, track pad, microUSB port, microSD slot, Bluetooth, and OS 6.0 which is all wrapped in a punctual metallic casing.
Sure the Blackberry Pearl Flip may have taken away some of the luster as being a flip handset, but this is easily categorized as a high-end device which would easily put the Pearl Flip to shame. Just when we were expecting the usual things out of RIM, which is evident with the BlackBerry Bold 9650's imminent release, the 9670 surely takes prominence as it brings forth some interesting changes on the horizon for RIM. Still, there is a chance for things to change with this device as it's not a final product just yet.
source: BGR via Engadget
Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 20, 2010
Disagree, looks cool, never would think this is a blackbery. Different in the right direction....metal casing is hot..thumbs up...i'm hoping it lands on verizon..beautiful
posted on Apr 20, 2010, 9:24 PM 0
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For those of us dealing with locking/unlocking touch screen phones (though I like touchscreens) this could be a winner. As long as the exterior screen can be configured to display useful info while the phone is closed, this could work really well.
posted on Apr 21, 2010, 6:34 AM 0
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It seems that most bloggers are giving the phones styling a solid thumbs down, but I personally love it. Even though they have fallen out of fashion, I prefer flip phones as they are almost always "butt dial" proof.
posted on Apr 21, 2010, 9:16 AM 0
9. Rico Dinero
Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 28, 2009
Notice the Moto design? Looks like a VZW edition VU204 Limerick. Don't believe me, look it up. What I do like is how RIM is not giving up. They have stayed innovated thru this Droid craze. I haven't jumped on the Android bandwagon because I believe in BB. Don't get me wrong, Apps are cool but do they really complete your phone? They complement it but do they complete it? My Storm does everything I need it to do. Plain and simple.
posted on Apr 21, 2010, 10:23 AM 0
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Looks like a more masculine version of the LG Lotus. I don't think the external display needs to be a touch screen if used creatively to show the most useful information. Pretty good feature set and Blackberry name behind it. I'm not overly excited, but I like it.
posted on Apr 21, 2010, 3:32 PM 0
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