Picture of new BlackBerry slider revealed?

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Picture of new BlackBerry slider revealed?
We have recently reported that RIM has been working on a BlackBerry slider. In fact, talk of such a device goes back to the original Mr. T story. But no one knew whether or not there was any truth to the talk of a Slider because there were no pictures of such a device-that is, until now. Web site BBleaks has obtained a picture of a BlackBerry slider that they believe could be the Storm3. Crackberry believes that this device might not be headed for market. They believe that it is a scrapped early version of a BlackBerry model, although there might be something coming in this form factor from RIM. With talk of a web friendly 6.0 OS, a new WebKit browser and a sexy new form factor, if BBleaks is right, this could be the BlackBerry model that RIM promised everyone that the original Storm would be. In other words, this could prove to be a real challenger to the iPhone, the sizzling hot Android models and even the stunning HD2.

source: BBLeaks via EngadgetMobile


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11 Comments

1. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

Wow that not that bad. BB Storm3? so maybe Verizon would get this? just saying.

5. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

yeah probably even though i'd rather see some touch screen blackberries on some other networks

2. ibap

Posts: 871; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Hardware kind of looks like what the Palm Pre should have been... Being a long-time Treo owner (though not using one currently) I rather like the front-facing keyboard along with the large screen. But the way the Helio Ocean had the double-slider keyboards would be really cool.

4. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

palm pre should have been? Compared to this the hardware on the pre (pre and pre plus) is superior over this. The only thing turning my head is the keyboard which makes it look a little chunky imo. i guess we'll see when its released.

3. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Eh, cool concept but i doubt this will be up there with the HD2, nexus, and iphone. Only competitor i see is the pre and to be completely honest the pre looks so much better. It looks like its going to be bulky but like they said its just a prototype so hopefully the revise some things in the style category. I dont know anything about their new OS but until i see what it can do, i'm completely fine with my pre.

8. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

I agree with you.. Blackberry cant hold a candle to WM, Android, WebOS, or the dumb iphone.. i could see this phone in a boardroom meeting but not a tech geeks hands..

6. scottmbolt unregistered

BlackBerry's attempt at being a Palm Pre?

10. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

BlackBerry's FAILED attempt at being a Palm Pre?

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yea exept the palm pre is a "fail" all on its own.. LOL. regardless if you like the design better, its nearly garunteed to sell 5x more than a palm. It is a bit chunky. Id rather see a side keyboard then a dropdown one.. more room that way. I guess this way you dont have to worry about screen rotation though.

7. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

this thing looks sweeeet ... i just hope sprint or tmobile doesnt get it first.. they always land the coolest phones first then the big boys make improvments to it and pop it out on their network, but the consumer has to wait six months!! skip the crappy networks and put it in big reds growing lineup of great smartphones!

9. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

ahhh i dont know about this statement.. i think Sprint right now is the superior carrier dispite being number 3 in actual consumers but the plans are the cheapest, the 3g is blazing fast, and it will be the first 4g network.. not crappy at all sorry that would go to T-Mobile then AT&T. verizon, not to sure about them but i know they are a ton more expensive than sprint, but you do have some pretty cool phones!!

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