We pity the fool that wouldn't want BlackBerry's Mr. T
posted by Alan F. / Sep 27, 2009, 4:34 AM
There are many people out there who say they would love to buy a touchscreen BlackBerry if only it combined the Storm's screen with one of RIM's outstanding physical QWERTY keyboards. Someone must have blown out his birthday candles real hard because TheCoolGuyReport has provided some info on a touchscreen BlackBerry called "Mr. T" that will reportedly sport a landscape slider. While RIM handsets with a QWERTY have always had the keyboard in portrait mode (like the Bold, the Curve, the Tour and the upcoming 9700), "Mr. T" is the first BlackBerry with a landscape QWERTY, which would allow for wider buttons and (hopefully) for extremely easy typing.
If you are a non-believer about such a device coming to market, consider that the tipster behind this story is the gentleman who has been producing those great Storm 2 videos and he apparently has a legit connection with RIM. He adds that the screen is the same size as the Storm's and that like the sequel to the 9530, the ON/OFF and SEND/CANCEL buttons will be on the screen. It looks like with "Mr.T", RIM is calling out the A-Team as smartphone competition gets tougher and tougher. This model could have everything that the BlackBerry fan wants from a handset. The story comes from information that seems solid. The picture, on the other hand, has been made just to give you an idea of what a BlackBerry with such a design may look like.
source: TheCoolGuyReport via BerryReporter
Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 27, 2009
you can clearly see the windows mobile key on that keyboard. I dont think that Blackberry would put a slide out keyboard on the device. It's already bulky enough...
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:43 AM 0
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I think it's a mockup of what RIM 'could' put out as Mr. T
posted on Sep 27, 2009, 6:44 AM 0
Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009
o wow its a fake! its the storm over the htc tytn 2. if this is real, rim s getting desperate trying to copy htc. htc ftw!
posted on Sep 27, 2009, 9:59 AM 0
Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008
I love how they photoshopped (and badly) a HTC Tytn2 /UTstarcomm-HTCVX5800 keyboard and placed a Blackberry Storm 9500 (GSM Version) over one another and didn't even take the time to change the keys. So lazy. Wither the rumor about them eventually coming out with a sliding keyboard is true or not I can't say... but this is definitely not it.
posted on Sep 27, 2009, 11:21 AM 0
6. vzw fanman
Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008
why need a keyboard? it's perfect the way it is.
posted on Sep 27, 2009, 11:00 AM 0
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Cmon, seriously PhoneArena??? This is the worst photoshop ever, and it is clearly an HTC keyboard. The fact that there's a Windows key AND the keyboard is like half the size of the rest of the phone gives it away. So much for being a reliable source.... jk, but this is still unbelievable
posted on Sep 27, 2009, 11:41 AM 0
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wow, you guys dont read much do you. they even say in the last line that its just a pic to give an "idea" of what it would look like, not a real pic. as much as i love to hate on phonearena when they do something stupid, this time they covered their butts
posted on Sep 27, 2009, 2:41 PM 0
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LOL nice. WHoever made the picture just put an HTC Tilt under the Storm. But Maybe it's just a mockup, a general idea.
posted on Sep 27, 2009, 12:11 PM 0
Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 14, 2009
This topic was just brought up in crackberry's latest podcast. Pics of the patent came out last year before the storm came out. I think its a great idea and it shows that Rim is trying to make devices for everyone.
posted on Sep 27, 2009, 12:25 PM 0
Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009
i also cant help to think if this would to ever happen it would be like soft keys on the tour but the buttons would be bigger to fir the size of the storm thingy...
posted on Sep 27, 2009, 12:49 PM 0
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This is kinda like photoshopping a flux capacitor onto a refrigerator and saying this is what time travel devices might look like.
posted on Sep 28, 2009, 11:13 AM 0
Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008
What? You've never seen the Fluxerator? You must be behind on the time-travel news, I've already travelled back to the days of King Arthur with it... Cool stuff, brought back a sword that I took out of a stone for a souvenir.
posted on Sep 28, 2009, 4:11 PM 0
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