Pictures and Video of the BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider With OS 6

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The BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider aka Mr T. aka the BlackBerry Talladega aka Ricky Bobby has shown itself in both picture and video form and it’s looking really nice. So far we’ve seen two devices, the clamshell and the slider, running 6, and they look to be a little more on par with the other consumer devices on the market right now. The slider is a cool form factor, but with both a touchscreen and a trackpad, you have to wonder if there is some redundancy.

In the above video, the user doesn’t touch the trackpad and instead relies on the touchscreen. This makes sense, because OS 6 seems very touchscreen-friendly, but it just makes you wonder what the use case for the trackpad is. It’s also good to see SurePress wasn’t in use here. While SurePress makes sense for typing, it does create for an awkward user experience, and I found it made the Storm2 experience a little buggy. Overall, this device looks like it still needs a little more time in the oven but it’s coming along nicely.

  • Tony Woolstencroft

    Trackpad – text selection. All the touchscreen methods are a PITA (including Apple's. Really want one of these.

  • http://twitter.com/adriandizon Adrian Dizon

    Hardware looks good. Blackberry 6 looks buggy as hell.

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    You've had the ability all along, just tap your screen 3 times to go home…

    There's no place like home, there's no place like h….

    WTF my BlackBerry just rebooted…..

    ahhhh son of a …

  • http://twitter.com/GT271 Grant Thompson

    Touch and Keys!