An unnamed source has alerted Boy Genius Report about the existence of a BlackBerry device with a slideout keyboard. BGR is guessing this product will have a touch-screen display, which will make it a hybrid of the company's Storm and Bold smartphones. The rumored specs are as follows:
- Portrait-oriented slider
- To run BlackBerry OS 6.0
- Will support 802.11n Wi-Fi
- Screen resolution of 360x480 pixels
Such a product will give users the best of both worlds--a large touch screen for viewing documents and surfing the Web, and a physical keypad for speedy text input.
It's not a new idea, with products such as the Palm Pre and HTC Touch Dual sporting such a form factor, but it will be a first from Research In Motion. Would you buy such a BlackBerry? Sound off in Talkback below.