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  1. andrewzhilin's Avatar
    Hello people.
    My name's Andrew Zhilin, I'm sorta kinda professional designer, and also participated in BB10 Dev Program (before my Dev Alpha B dropped dead). I've always been fascinated with BlackBerry devices and recent reveal of Passport ignited a spark in my brain so I came up with a little bit mad, but nevertheless fancy concept of a semi-luxury device that fits BlackBerry family. For those cases when you drive SLS AMG and regular Z10 is not quite enough. And as I see you like to discuss such things so please, you're welcome to criticise and suggest things as you like. I should also point out that although I try to put a lot of thought into the concept, especially in terms of technical possibility, I deliberately skip boring details like number of cores or version of the Bluetooth protocol, 'cause who cares. Cheers and thank you for watching.

    Edit: Oops, looks like I'm unable to post links for a reason, so here's a code you should add to imgur url after slash to see fullres image right now - xm1gTzm - , for all the others I'll post it a bit later I suppose, I'm sorry for inconvenience.
    BlackBerry L Concept-ekbo6dk.jpg
    BlackBerry L Concept-wp4.jpg
    BlackBerry L Concept-wp2.jpg

    Edit 2: Here's the link to the hi-res image: http://imgur.com/xm1gTzm
    And Vimeo video:
    Last edited by andrewzhilin; 03-09-15 at 03:58 PM.
    08-05-14 04:45 PM
  2. menshawy's Avatar
    Though I'm not a fan of 1:1 but I gotta say wow for the design!! Hope you will come up with full touch concepts too

    Please join my photography channel
    08-05-14 04:52 PM
  3. propeller10's Avatar
    This is actually pretty well done. Reminds me of motorola flipout.
    08-05-14 04:56 PM
  4. evilcmac's Avatar
    I love it! Still probably prefer it to slide though. I look forward to more from you, great work!

    08-05-14 05:14 PM
  5. DYLANHABKIRK's Avatar
    Tremendous job on this, kudos!

    Looking forward to seeing more from you.

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    08-05-14 05:25 PM
  6. andrewzhilin's Avatar
    Thank you for kind receprion. About slider/vs/rotator (and yes, Moto Flipout was one of the inspirations (well, honestly it was Nokia Twist at first but nevertheless)) - rotation mechanism while being fancy and unusual in the crowd (and that was the goal) actually saves lots of precuous space and weight cause proper sliding mechanism with all the springs and rails is heluva complicated stuff, you don't quite to use it in a compact phone (or it will be reasonably thicker). But mostly I chose rotation cause it's cool I hope I've anwered the question. As for "touch-only" concept - if I'd come up with something really interesting and fresh in this area - I'd definitely do a thing (or two, who knows). I'm not quite that "let's combine this screen and that keyboard in PS, write about 4K screen and 16k mAh battery and publish", I'm trying to exercise myself in creating new along with bringing you joy and something to discuss. Cheers!
    Vuneu and MTL like this.
    08-06-14 12:24 PM
  7. digitalman101's Avatar
    What a beauty!! Congratulations

    Do you think such concept would be sturdy enough for every day usage?

    Posted via CB10
    08-06-14 12:43 PM
  8. tryfe's Avatar
    Me likey! How about making it USB 3.0?

    Posted via CB10
    08-06-14 12:52 PM
  9. Jeroen Vos's Avatar

    Posted via CB10
    08-06-14 12:54 PM
  10. shong87's Avatar
    Nice concept

    Posted via CB10
    08-06-14 01:00 PM
  11. sum one's Avatar
    Amazing concept... this is wonderful. .

    Posted via CB10
    08-06-14 01:08 PM
  12. mvpcrossxover's Avatar
    Brohh, hella sexy!
    08-06-14 01:11 PM
  13. bloodyrek's Avatar
    this is really sick
    08-06-14 09:04 PM
  14. AbAll87's Avatar
    I would buy that

    Posted via CB10
    08-06-14 10:03 PM
  15. andrewzhilin's Avatar
    Finally I've managed to get 10 posts and right to share videos and links so here's a short but quite descriptive video of my concept for you, guys.
    Last edited by andrewzhilin; 03-09-15 at 03:58 PM. Reason: Bad video quality, switched to Vimeo
    08-12-14 04:43 AM
  16. polytan02's Avatar
    I like it.

    Posted via CB10
    08-12-14 05:21 AM
  17. Aju's Avatar
    Sorry to hurt you....dislike...
    I am just a consumer, and below is just me as a consumer
    1stly, not a prominent design..
    2nd, it wont feel sturdy
    3rd, a slider wud be far better than this or Sony ericsson had a model W550, try getting inspiration from that if you want to try something like this..

    Posted via CB10
    08-12-14 05:32 AM
  18. andrewzhilin's Avatar
    No hard feelings indeed
    1) If you'd post an example of a prominent design in your opinion, it would be easier for me to learn about different tastes of audience.
    2) There are real existing 90 degree rotation phones and axis is the last thing that breaks in them
    3) As I've mentioned earlier, slider would probably be better in terms of, err, sliding, but it would become just another slider out there (and it would be no sense to make it square-shaped then, Torch-like would be much better).
    Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated, if you have something more in mind - don't be shy or affraid to hurt me in a way, just shoot
    Skatophilia likes this.
    08-12-14 06:01 AM
  19. Aju's Avatar
    Sony W550....i would like to see something like that in a bb...
    Dont know why, ur model dint impress me at all, because I had once hold a phone of this model (Dont remeber which model) and felt it real ugly...

    Posted via CB10
    08-12-14 06:26 AM
  20. KporalBoyQ10's Avatar
    I share on my channel C00019CAE suscribe and your concept is so awesome

    posted via my Q10SQN100-3/10.3.0.xxx (don't ask)
    08-12-14 06:28 AM
  21. Aju's Avatar
    Hey...but still your concept is good...ok...
    Hope it will come out a day

    Posted via CB10
    08-12-14 06:47 AM
  22. andrewzhilin's Avatar
    Sony W550....i would like to see something like that in a bb...
    Dont know why, ur model dint impress me at all, because I had once hold a phone of this model (Dont remeber which model) and felt it real ugly...

    Posted via CB10
    I'm not sure I understand. Do you mean overall styling of W550 (which is quite an opposite to BlackBerry business looks) or centered rotation mechanism itself?
    08-12-14 07:08 AM
  23. austriker's Avatar
    Looks really slick! Although the "flipper" design is not for me.. all your work on it looks impressive, so props
    08-12-14 04:06 PM
  24. halfnibble's Avatar
    I'd buy it. Looks super cool.
    08-12-14 10:50 PM
  25. Aju's Avatar
    Yes...that is what I meant...even this model you made is totally away from all BlackBerry models
    I said that change would be good and comfortable...just my opinion..i was once a fan of 550

    Posted via CB10
    08-13-14 02:41 AM
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