Poll: What Unreleased BlackBerry Would You Buy in 2010?


There are rumors that we’ll be seeing at least six more BlackBerry devices with OS 6 before 2011. Among these devices are some interesting form factors including a touch slider, clamshell and possibly a touchscreen Bold/Curve. There are pictures of many of these devices which confirm that they are at least being worked on but doesn’t prove they will make it to market. We’ve heard the touchscreen Bold was scrapped, but it could be brought to market if the carriers see potential for it.

When the iPhone 4 was leaked, Apple complained that it negatively impacted sales of the iPhone 3GS. Everyone who was going to buy an iPhone decided to wait until the new iPhone 4 launched. The same could be true of BlackBerry leaks. Many users are going to wait before buying a new BlackBerry until one of the rumored devices launches. Are you one of these users? What device are you waiting on?

Click through for more information about each device.

BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider “Talladega”

The BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider aka the BlackBerry Torch is most definitely real and coming to market on AT&T this summer. The slider is also going to be the first device to launch with OS 6. Other specs for the 9800 slider include:

  • Capacitive 480×360 touscreen
  • Slideout QWERTY keyboard
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB storage
  • WiFi 802.11n
  • 5MP camera with flash
  • HSDPA radio

3G Curve 9300/9330 Kepler/Aries II

The 9300 Kepler is the next generation version of the Curve 8500. The 9300 is rumored to have:

  • 320×240 resolution screen (not touch)
  • 802.11n WiFi
  • 256MB memory
  • HSPA 3G (Kepler) and EV-DO 3G (for Aries II)

Emerging Markets Bold Atlas

The BlackBerry Atlas is rumored to be a Bold for emerging markets. The device is said to launch with an 8900-style keyboard, trackpad and evolved-EDGE radio.

Touchscreen Bold 9900 Onyx Delta

The BlackBerry Onyx Delta rumored to launch with a 5MP camera and 512MB of memory. This device might be a touchscreen variant of the 9700, which would be a pretty cool combination. Hopefully the form factor works, as it seems like the screen would be pretty cramped for touch.

9670 Clamshell Oxford

The BlackBerry Clamshell 9670 is rumored to be launching on Verizon and will essentially be the next-generation Pearl Flip. This device does not have a touchscreen and features a 360×480 screen, external preview screen, EVDO radio, 5MP camera and OS 6.

Touchscreen Curve Dakota

There have been rumors of the Dakota for some time and many thought the device would be scrapped. Pictures of the rumored device look really great and there are many users who like the larger form factor who would appreciate the thumb space. Unlike the 9800, this device would not have the optical trackpad which makes a little more sense as a touchscreen and trackpad seems a little redundant.

  • http://twitter.com/olivr2 John Davidson

    what about the pearl on verizon - that;s what i want

  • A. Noni Mouse

    As far as I am concerned it is a bit too little, too late. The iPhone 4 has caught my attention and after 7 years with BB I am jumping ship.

  • http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/vendor/1111 Eric at Ebscer

    I still think that the dakota/magnum form factor would be pretty popular…

    The 9800 however is also going to do very well…

  • http://twitter.com/thetwopct James Hunt

    If this is the best RIM can do then we may aswell all get iPhones now… absolutely terrible array of phones. As an 9700 user, whats around the corner for me thats ground breaking? Nothing.

    With multitasking on iOS4 and an array of apps I want to use (Spotify on BB is still a distant dream if that), I'm thinking of jumping ship for the first time in 5 years of being a BB user. RIM have fallen off their game completely.

  • http://twitter.com/WesWareOnline WesWare Online

    The Slider 9800 will mark a turning point for RIM in the consumer market. This device sounds like it will compete with the iPhone with BlackBerry OS 6 and also with Droid devices with the slide out keyboard (most users prefer a physical keyboard). Me likes!

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  • Rharris

    I just got the new E73 mode yesterday. After 5 yrs as a BlackBerry user, a broken trackball on my 8900 motivated me to consider the switch. The E73 was the best deal on a QWERTY that T-Mobile had. Maybe if they focus on building durable, reliable hardware I'll be back.

    Until then, I am willing to endure BWS (Blackberry Withdrawal Syndrome) and S60 culture shock to have a well build mobile.

  • shm

    Is there any certainty that 9800 is in the make?

  • Buschchris1

    I am holding out. With the disapointment of the first generation storm, Im waiting tilll my contract is up with verizon in november 2010 and will then look at all carriers and phones. The storm was my first blackberry and I stuck it out through the long wait on updates, glitchy screeens and constant reboots required to clear app memory. I love the phone but hate glitches and problems over 2 years have me tired.

    If I go for a blackberry, it would be the Bold ( torch ). The slide out keyboard and OS6 will give me what I am looking for hopefully. I almost went out and got a Motorola Droid when my 4th blackberry started rebooting randomly durring phone calls.

    If the torch is only on AT&T then I may go to them or stay with verizon and just get a Moto Droid instead.

    Im giving BB one last chance with this next round of phones, they show promise and when my storm does work, i love it, the heft, the design and the way the OS is laid out is to my liking when it works, so lets see what happens RIMM.

    P.S. I will never submit to Apple :P

  • Buschchris1

    Good news is that they are doing away with trackballs. All optical from here on out. To much cost in replaceing them due to filth and breaking hardware. I just hope BB keeps the metal backplate and heft that the storm has. Having a little heft lets you know its there.

    I got so mad at my BB storm for rebooting on me that I threw it accross my dads yard and into the side of his brick house. THe rubber case is probbaly what saved it. It still works and the metal plate took some of the shock as it was a little bent. Other than that, it took the beating.

    Considering it flew about 8 yards into a brick wall, the hardware took the impact. Hopefully the OS6 will be perfect ( heres hoping ).

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    Where can I buy all 6???