The mysterious BlackBerry that never saw light?

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The mysterious BlackBerry that never saw light?
Every phone has its own beginning at the tall walled off confines of a beta testing facility, but not many are fortunate to complete its journey onto the shelves of retail outlets. Even yet, the public eye rarely sees any of these prototypes prancing around aimlessly by someone – one lone BlackBerry handset has managed to escape its premature death only to be looked at so intently. This particular prototype which had its photo taken makes it difficult to gather concrete information from it, but it’s stated to sport a touch screen. Sure it has the formerly tried and true trackball that made its predecessors so popular – something that can’t be said about some of the newest ones utilizing an optical trackpad. Many have hinted to a similar design scheme, with its alleged slider QWERTY form factor, that’s been used over at HTC’s camp. Still, the photo taken leaves a lot to imagine about this prototype handset. One thing is certain, people are eyeing RIM’s next move to see what direction designers will take for the next big thing to come out of RIM’s factories.

via PocketBerry


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6 Comments

6. johnolesen

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 17, 2009

crackberry already said this is bunk.

3. mountainfrog

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 28, 2009

dont think this is a prototype BlackBerry as the logo on the BlackBerry key is wrong. looks to be some knock off device.

4. dasanman69

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 11, 2009

You are totally right. Good eye. The Blackberry key is all wrong and so is the back key. Total RIM job by the proofreaders at Phonearena.

5. jrg11

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

further evidenced by this little gem - "Even yet, the pubile eye..."

2. Big Red

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

One thing is certain the following is the most poorly worded sentence EVER: "people are eyeing RIM's next move to see what direction designers will take for the next big thing to come out of RIM's factories"

1. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

If they made a sliding storm that actually worked and wasn't super heavy and bulky people would buy it. Like say it it was the size of the TP2 or moto DROID. I don't like blackberry myself, but I see a market for a phone like that.

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