Analysts talk about upcoming BlackBerry slider

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Analysts at Kaufman Bros are saying that RIM will be launching a touchscreen BlackBerry slider with a QWERTY keyboard, along with an updated web browser.

Kaufman said they are picking up strong indications of a new form factor under development that would be a cross between a touchscreen BlackBerry Storm 2 and a physical keyboard BlackBerry. They said, “from our understanding, this new BlackBerry would have a full touchscreen plus a pull-out physical keyboard. It would be similar to others from HTC, Palm, Motorola and others but of course sport a distinctive signature BlackBerry industrial design.”

We have heard rumors of such a device being codenamed Talladega, but nothing much else. It would still be cool to see a BlackBerry Storm slider though. Also, a touchscreen device would be a great launch device for the new WebKit-based BlackBerry Browser.

  • http://www.thesleepygeek.com/ Marcus Hamaker

    That looks very cool! I like the idea of a bigger screen for the BB’s. I have been debating an iPhone purchase recently but this would be a really cool alternative. Also would hit the Droid in the pocket as well.

  • http://www.thesleepygeek.com Marcus Hamaker

    That looks very cool! I like the idea of a bigger screen for the BB’s. I have been debating an iPhone purchase recently but this would be a really cool alternative. Also would hit the Droid in the pocket as well.

  • artie

    This is what I was waiting for, but I don’t know how long I can hang on with this Sprint 8130 with the “hour glass theme”.

  • artie

    This is what I was waiting for, but I don’t know how long I can hang on with this Sprint 8130 with the “hour glass theme”.