The BlackBerry Slider has been making a huge splash in the blogs today and bbleaks have posted new pics and details, as well as CB has some unwatermarked images and theories. There are rumors that the device will hit the market as a Bold series device, which makes you wonder what’s going on with the device nomenclature. The Bold series carries a respected name and it’s possible RIM want to avoid the Storm’s negative past. Another reason to avoid the Storm branding is that Verizon may not be getting this device and the branding may conflict with legal agreements.
The new details that have emerged include:
- The BlackBerry (Bold) Slider’s battery is an FX-1, orange colored battery, with rounded edges, thinner than the DX-1 and 1050mAh.
- The device lacks SurePress and does not “click”. It’s a solid plate of glass like the iPhone and has a 360×480 resolution. On a side note, the screen looks to be about Storm size making the pixel density nothing to write home about.
- The device is showing up as 9700a running OS 5.2 (aka 6.0) on various App World and web analytics.
So it looks like even if we see the device in video form, which we should soon, the device might not even be on. The most exciting part of seeing this device in action is going to be checking out how OS 6 performs and what new features RIM will include.