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  1. ofutur's Avatar
    Update: It seems this model will be released sooner than I expected under the code names Visa and Victoria. Expected launch date? Early Q2 2015!

    Patent #8,830,667, dated September 9th, which describes a “
    storable keyboard having a pivoting cover“. Read all about it here.

    New patent for a hybrid device-slider_pic1.png
    It's interesting that, in the revealed position, the keyboard looks like the one on the Passport.
    Last edited by ofutur; 09-18-14 at 01:06 PM.
    howarmat, Uzi, Deitzanova and 19 others like this.
    09-18-14 12:20 PM
  2. Pulkist's Avatar
    Wow

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    09-18-14 12:22 PM
  3. tfp's Avatar
    Definitely looks interesting
    09-18-14 12:35 PM
  4. The Big Picture's Avatar
    How we know why the passport has a 3 row keyboard ;-)

    iP5, iPad2, Q10, Z30, and soon passport!
    09-18-14 12:46 PM
  5. kb61's Avatar
    Not sure if this would make bbry gain new customers, but the mechanism itself is really brilliant
    09-18-14 12:47 PM
  6. BigRob673's Avatar
    I'm not sure about the 3 row keyboard yet. But other wise like it.

    10,4 on the 10.3 good buddy....it may or may not have a squircle, it's to fast to tell.
    09-18-14 12:54 PM
  7. ofutur's Avatar
    It seems this model will be released sooner than I expected under the code names Visa and Victoria. Expected launch date? Early Q2 2015!
    Blacklatino likes this.
    09-18-14 01:05 PM
  8. walt63's Avatar
    Interesting....CrackBerry, can you please send out the investigation team on this one?
    09-18-14 01:14 PM
  9. KDB84's Avatar
    Wow! That's interesting for sure!
    09-18-14 01:21 PM
  10. CTU2fan's Avatar
    I am all over that!

    Posted via CB10
    09-18-14 01:30 PM
  11. m1kr0's Avatar
    Bananas! (and bananas are good!)
    Attached Thumbnails New patent for a hybrid device-20835.jpg   New patent for a hybrid device-20834.jpg  
    09-18-14 01:36 PM
  12. Signhere's Avatar
    Cool. 007 cool

    Posted via CB10
    09-18-14 01:39 PM
  13. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Man, isn't that one of DHabrick's concepts?

    Edit: Maybe it was Ziro's?

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    Last edited by AnimalPak200; 09-18-14 at 02:52 PM.
    09-18-14 01:40 PM
  14. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Looking at it more, that's a pretty clever way to avoid having to use sliding elements.

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    09-18-14 01:48 PM
  15. bjschey's Avatar
    Looks like this may be the long awaited successor to the Torch slider.

    Posted via CB10 on VZW BlackBerry Z30
    09-18-14 01:50 PM
  16. Mirk's Avatar
    Honestly, as cool as it looks, it doesn't seem to offer a huge benefit, at least not in the current sketches. Like, what's it save, a half inch in length when folded. I hope/imagine there is more to this.
    BerryRipe likes this.
    09-18-14 01:53 PM
  17. m1kr0's Avatar
    The "permanent" first row of keys must have a distinct function when the full keyboard is not in use.

    Z10 STL100-1, OS 10.3.0.1154
    09-18-14 01:56 PM
  18. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Honestly, as cool as it looks, it doesn't seem to offer a huge benefit, at least not in the current sketches. Like, what's it save, a half inch in length when folded. I hope/imagine there is more to this.
    Probably closer to 3/4", which is significant on a mobile device. It also will prevent it from looking "top heavy" (a long screen atop a little keyboard).

    But what this is really all about is about doing something different. First the Passport and now this,.. it really starts to paint picture of BlackBerry as a more fervent innovator than the rest. Finally if the mechanism "feels good", then it gives it a "cool gadget" aspect.

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    09-18-14 01:58 PM
  19. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    The "permanent" first row of keys must have a distinct function when the full keyboard is not in use.

    Z10 STL100-1, OS 10.3.0.1154
    0-9 dialing/speed dialing?

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    09-18-14 02:01 PM
  20. Anthony Roberts5's Avatar
    Is it normal that I have tears of joy right now flowing down my cheeks....and what makes this amazing is that it's a 16x9 screen with the keyboard!!!!! Finally!!!!!!!!!!

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    09-18-14 02:01 PM
  21. m1kr0's Avatar
    0-9 dialing/speed dialing?

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    Good call. Perhaps multifunction/user programmable?

    Z10 STL100-1, OS 10.3.0.1154
    09-18-14 02:03 PM
  22. BrentRoss's Avatar
    Interesting but I still want a slider! I want the full 5 in 16:9 screen with a full keyboard that can be neatly tucked away. Highly dislike that bottom row. If they could make the whole keyboard flip out, then that would be it!

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    09-18-14 02:08 PM
  23. Pluto is a planet's Avatar
    The bottom part could be a screen too and have actions/notifications kind of like the note edge. That would be really something. Maybe have the search/call/compose etc on it when the keyboard is hidden and then when the keyboard is out have all the type and go shortcuts active.

    Posted via CB10
    09-18-14 02:15 PM
  24. Bonsaibo's Avatar
    Anyone know what the screen size would be in this device?
    09-18-14 02:17 PM
  25. m1kr0's Avatar
    Screen looks 16:9 (definitely not square) and I can't see them doing anything less than 5 inches in size.

    Posted via CB10
    09-18-14 02:20 PM
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