1. sbwilsonsw's Avatar
    Ok Im just wondering if I am the only one that would find a touch screen on my BB as a very useful and wonderful development. Much like the touch screens that treo use I.E. You can use either the touch screen or the keyboard? I found myself wishing it were so for a easier one handed operation. Especially when dialing a number (BB 8530 user). Dont get me wrong I love my BB but also long for the convienince of a touch screen along with a great device.

    Would anyone else like to see this or is this a old discussion somewhere?
    04-17-10 10:53 AM
  2. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    Something like this maybe:

    This isnt confirmed, but with RIM rumored to be exploring sliding-QWERTY devices for a pretty long time, one of our BlackBerry connects dropped some info on us and we wanted it to share it. Heres what we know:

    Its a portrait-oriented slider. While most people assume a device with slideout keyboard would end up being something like HTCs devices, weve been told this particular handset is more like the Palm Pre in terms of layout.

    The phone will run BlackBerry OS 6.0

    The rumored device will 100% support Wi-Fi 802.11n

    The resolution unfortunately has not improved, it is still 360480.

    No word on if this will have a touch screen, but wed assume so, and our source alluded to this possibly being what the rumored BlackBerry Magnum/Dakota evolved into. Not saying there wont be a Bold-like device with touchscreen, optical trackpad, and physical keyboard, but this might be released first.

    If it does have a touch screen, this could in fact be the mythical BlackBerry Storm slider picture a Storm 9520 with a slide up Bold-esque keyboard.

    The phone will not be a Verizon exclusive its supposed to be a GSM/HSPA device.

    Thats all weve got for now, folks. What are you thinking? Does this remotely interest you, or could you care less about the hardware at this point and just hope that RIM can make some pretty big strides as far as their OS is concerned?

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    04-17-10 12:06 PM
  3. Gnomad's Avatar
    I would not own a phone without at least some kind of touch screen. I came from a Treo and loved the keyboard plus touch screen. I would much rather do without a physical keyboard than the touchscreen.
    04-17-10 12:14 PM
  4. the_sandman_454's Avatar
    I'm rather the opposite in that if I had to choose between real keyboard and a touch screen, I'd go real keyboard every time. If they offer one device with both, then sure, sounds ok to me.

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    04-17-10 08:12 PM