1. mode_m's Avatar
    The Torch was one of my favourite phones of all time but I cannot go back to using OS 7 after enjoying the BB10 experience so much. I decided to combine what I love about the Torch and OS 7 with BB10 and make an updated version of the Torch.

    * Brought back to the old status bar with the date and time and updated it with weather information.

    * Brought back the notification bar and most importantly the profile changer

    * Removed the non configurable phone, search and camera buttons from BB10 and replaced with phone hard keys, camera hard key and holding down the mute button on BB10 brings up the search anyway. Replaced these with user configurable icons.

    * I saw someone mention how cool it would be to have the Blackberry logo as the notification light so took that idea and applied it here.

    May have crammed too much into this phone but I like it

    Concept: Blackberry Torch - BB10.4-9810.png
    01-06-15 10:05 AM
  2. jaydee5799's Avatar
    I like the idea for the home screen and the location of the items. Just not loving the keyboard (only cause I don't want a physical keyboard)
    Nick Spagnolo likes this.
    01-06-15 11:27 AM
  3. deremi's Avatar
    Let the smiley face KB go. It is gone from BB10.
    01-06-15 11:30 AM
  4. hoonigan99's Avatar
    Very cool, I would buy this in a heartbeat.

    My only changes would be making the BlackBerry logo a trackpad and having "BlackBerry" written at the top with backlighting serving as your notification light.

    Great job though

    BB for Life
    BigRob673 and iamagod like this.
    01-06-15 01:14 PM
  5. Carjackd's Avatar
    I'd be interested in a slider but no interest in anything that looks like a 5 year old device. No office OP, I've seen far nicer slider concepts.

    Executive Producer of a Top Secret BBM Group of Losers that doesn't Exist via my Canadian Passport
    01-06-15 01:24 PM
  6. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    Let the smiley face KB go. It is gone from BB10.
    So is the Toolbelt, oh wait................
    01-06-15 01:41 PM
  7. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    Personally, if they could update the guts of the current 9800/9810 with adequate hardware, and throw BB10.3.X.XXXX on it, I would buy it in a heart beat.
    Cyngold likes this.
    01-06-15 01:44 PM
  8. Richard Lyon's Avatar
    Nice I want one of these too, but leave phone buttons out and BlackBerry led thing in the middle, make it more square there instead, it will look neater and tidier

    Posted via CB10
    01-07-15 01:31 PM
  9. Cyngold's Avatar
    MAKE IT, I'LL BUY IT!!!!
    I need new software in my trusty slider with physical keyboard...
    01-10-15 04:48 PM
  10. BryanVilla's Avatar
    Honestly I LOVE the hardware side of this concept but I HATE how much the software resembles BlackBerry OS 7. BB10 looks modern as is and this feels like going years back in time.

    Posted via CB10
    01-11-15 02:48 AM
  11. nick_bullit's Avatar
    I hope theyre gonna make a new torch!

    Posted via CB10
    01-21-15 06:47 AM
  12. mycj7's Avatar
    Make the bottom less curvy and give us the trackpad back and i'd be in.

    Posted via CB10
    01-21-15 11:59 AM
  13. BigRob673's Avatar
    The Torch was one of my favourite phones of all time but I cannot go back to using OS 7 after enjoying the BB10 experience so much. I decided to combine what I love about the Torch and OS 7 with BB10 and make an updated version of the Torch.

    * Brought back to the old status bar with the date and time and updated it with weather information.

    * Brought back the notification bar and most importantly the profile changer

    * Removed the non configurable phone, search and camera buttons from BB10 and replaced with phone hard keys, camera hard key and holding down the mute button on BB10 brings up the search anyway. Replaced these with user configurable icons.

    * I saw someone mention how cool it would be to have the Blackberry logo as the notification light so took that idea and applied it here.

    May have crammed too much into this phone but I like it

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    I would like to suggest adding IR next to the camera on the back. It will be in the right spot for an IR remote app. Also it might be able to be used for night vision camera, I have not seen any other phones do this.

    Let's see how 10.3.1.2072 ‎treats my Pebble.
    01-26-15 11:39 PM
  14. Doggerz's Avatar
    The headphone jack at the bottom would drive me insane. But I want a BB10 Torch bad enough to ignore that.

    Z30STA100-5/10.3.0.1154 /T-Mobile USA
    01-27-15 01:35 AM
  15. Skeevecr's Avatar
    So is the Toolbelt, oh wait................
    Not really a valid comparison, the toolbelt clearly adds some distinct functionality unlike the smile that is purely a matter of preference.
    01-27-15 08:01 AM
  16. nt300's Avatar
    There's already a Slider Patent for a upcoming BB10 smart phone. It's a 3 row Touch Sensitive by the looks of it. And a "Concertina" style.
    Seems John Chen likes the 3 row key versus the 4 row.

    If you look at it carefully, its not so much a slider per say. The actual physical hardware at the bottom is what slides down to expose the 3 row keys. It is in fact quite innovative I have to say.

    Concept: Blackberry Torch - BB10.4-249771d1392953087t-blackberry-10-slider-patent-blackberry-concertina-keyboard-patent.jpg

    http://forums.crackberry.com/attachm...ard-patent.jpg

    Could a concertina help BlackBerry take on the iPhone? Firm applies to patent 'shrinking' keyboard that could fold up when not in use
    New design concept would use a concertina-like mechanism to hide keys
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...#ixzz3Q96W3ndd
    http://www.berryreporter.com/blackbe...-its-keyboard/
    http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/07/b...ike-keyboards/
    Last edited by nt300; 01-28-15 at 02:27 PM.
    BroncoVAL likes this.
    01-28-15 02:17 PM
  17. tnewton3's Avatar
    You either turn the logo into a trackpad or remove that entire row and make more room for a bigger keyboard. I would prefer the bigger keyboard myself.

    Posted via Q10
    02-04-15 04:13 PM

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