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From the forums: Another BlackBerry Windermere concept

By James Richardson on 19 May 2014 09:03 am EDT
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Judging by the amount of comments we seem to get on our concept posts it would appear that seeing what we may or may not get from BlackBerry in the future is rather popular. 

The above concept arrived the other day from form member ummie4 and while it looks pretty darn sweet I'm not sure we'll see a design like this go into production. 

The big difference here compared to other Q30/Windermere concepts we've seen is the location of the optical trackpad. Although I love the big logo at the base of the phone I'm not sure how user friendly it would be in this position and it's certainly not following the 'Classic' line that BlackBerry CEO John Chen has confirmed will feature in more than one device. 

I'm quite keen on the size and shape of the concept though and its certainly a lot wider than the Q10 that we currently have. What do you think?

Hit up the BlackBerry Concepts & Dream Devices forum and have your say. 

109 comments

abdullah1982

The bb logo looks ugly at that place. It's breaking the keyboard flow

Posted via CB10

morpho4444

And why did he change the configuration of the keyboard! why! we already know how is going to be.

tommo7788

I've just cut my thumb off as punishment for clicking on this.

Posted via CB10

CodeMole

Holy Mother of God, please no!

mohammadn

I don't like this.

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birdman_38

Did CrackBerry post this to show just how bad a concept could be?

Tatwi

I think so! Lol...

- Disco Trooper CB10Z10

motec bb

Where's the backspace and shift keys?!?!

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sk8er_tor

Not there. And from the logo, the Enter key appears to take you one line up, not one line down.

slagman5

LMAO about the enter key!!! :-D

Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10

ofutur

Why isn't anybody doing a proper mockup of Windermere? Take the leak of the ugly prototype, keep the screen and keyboard, add frets and a Q10 style case and you have something looking like a Q30.
And put it next to a Q10 to compare sizes, not a Z10... The people most interested in upgrading don't have an all-touch devices.

bbslovakia

hi, I've made this concept some time ago based on leaked pictures but with 4'' display.
http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-concepts-dream-devices-f417/wind...

ofutur

Yeah, that's more like it, except that it won't be as round as the Classic/Bold. I'm thinking something more like the 8800 series.

Nemzy

Yes definitely agree. I think even more square than the 8800

Omnitech

8800??

Bleh, bleh bleh.... :p

heyjohnnybravo

That keyboard is horrendous no matter how they try and spin it.

The Q30 is going to be a near perfect square and, quite frankly, probably a huge disappointment.

Posted from my TARDIS!

Elvis Salvador

Wowowowow so awesome!

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AnthonyWhoso

Not feeling this one lol.

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diegonei

Pal, you don't mess with the BlackBerry keyboard... Otherwise, not bad.

Q10Nutter

This device may come with a 64 bit octocore processor, that'll get everyone's attention

BB10 - call blocking please, BBM - too many to list

Allwyn John

IMHO, ugly.
Don't feel bad.

Posted via CB10 on my lovely z30 B)

the cnut

The problem with all concepts of the q30 is that they are restricted to the 1:1 aspect ratio. What BlackBerry ought to have done was to have a 4:3 aspect at least, if not even a 16:9 ratio.

Z10 addict, waiting for the next flagship Z...

garyvirdi

What the f*** is this?

Chinese foxcon BlackBerry Concept.

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texn884

Oh my gosh Batman WTF robin, get the commissioner to see if the joker is messing with us

jiminica

This is fugly to me. Definitely not my cup of tea. Like the size but visually unappealing

Posted via CB using my Q10

Elvis Salvador

Straight frets and no logo and it will be amazing!

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Cornelius Puiulet2

I like the BlackBerry logo just about anywhere you put it. Looks good where it's at, but like you said. It may not work good as a track pad. Although it could be used to open up the symbols menu.

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Elvis Salvador

The BlackBerry logo is a 3 in 1 button!!!
1. It's a teackpad
2. It's a spacebar
3. It's a fingerprint scanner

Such a great idea!!!

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rickster2611

Personally I think there needs to be a larger screen and a thinner bezel.

Q. What section is the Windermere aimed at ?

Health care sector? Need a much larger screen. Patients data is vital. Life or death decisions are made from this information.

My idea of 'Built by BlackBerry ' competition is something that could showcase the talent on show.

What do you think?

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AndyJG

Not good at all.

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BlackBerryRules2006

I'm not to big on this, but you can't please everyone! I would love to see a 'Classic' next as I k ow a few people not wanting to give up their Bold.

Next BBM update....BBM Peak

knighty2112

The Medusa of cell phones. One glance at this and you turn to stone! Yikes!

Careful! Z10 in action!

bitratebb

I think it looks really good. Way better than those leaked prototypes!

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BerryRipe

I think BlackBerry needs to build three handset types:

1. An all touch phone comparable to the Z10/Z30/iphone 2. A keyboard classic phone and 3. A pearl like phone encased in a waterproof, break resistant, military grade device.

 BlackBerry Q10  Keep The Faith 

Barracuda7772

I don't like this one bit

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guestguestnguest

Not feeling it at all

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moonhacker

I love the size and while I don't like the placement of the track-pad, you can see why it was put there. Unfortunately, this device would lose the size of the screen, which is part of the appeal.

BBRRYISBAC

Yeah this is very ugly! On a lighter note tho, If BlackBerry going to bring back the track pad on bb10 I think it would be unique to have the BlackBerry logo embedded into the track pad

Sent by my QNX powered Z10

Bravurag

Ugly....please NO

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MarkyZ10

Does It come with a shoulder strap?

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gingoog66

i need please blackberry with wm 8.1 thats ist and keyboard.....thanx

IFCArea51

What is this. Dev Alpha X? Good try but without shift and alt keys I will have to pass.

Good try though.

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Biggles

It isn't real, so who cares?

nadashalou

Thank God its not real. From the side it looks lk the body of an iPhone 3g. Ewww!

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kalmanroland

Amazing! I love it!! I want it! Very nice!

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rcoplin67

Like the size. Like the curved KB. Ditch the oversized trackpad at the bottom for a normal space bar and round off the corners a bit.

bronzedragon18

Looks nice, not sure the keyboard will be as pictured, I think it will be more like the Bold 9900.

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Qurve

Ughhh, terrible...
On the curvature of the keyboard - imho for this size of keyboard it hardly provides any improved ergonomics and it just looks retro...

Oops I forgot BBOS still outsells BB10 by a multiple... :)

Q10

Prem WatsApp

Sure, please no more curved keyboards anymore. After a year's or so with the Q10 it indeed seems retro.

(The Bold was and still is a good phone for communication... )

The "missing keys" somehow will be integrated as gestures, if I got that right.

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

MrGabriel

Kill it! Kill it with fire!

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NG888

If this makes it to production or anything like it bye bye blackberry.

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playbookie

Although the keyboard needs work, I totally love the form factor. The shape screams PRODUCTIVITY!

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andy957

Where would the Shift and Alt keys be? There is an up arrow so I imagine that's the shift key or would it be for both?

II ARROWS

I think I'd really like the trackpad down there...

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Menesht12

I need to throw up. That is so ugly. I like the new Z10 concept new to it since it has less bezel

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Charles van Cleef

Not a fan.

The temptation to make BlackBerry phones bigger reminds me of the disastrous attempts to make then more "consumer friendly". They only need to be big enough to type on and house a readable screen and usable battery. And remember, most screen phones are in the keyboard mode during most of their use... which makes the usable screen about the same as a Q10.

The temptation to make BlackBerry phones be a kitchen sink for games and movies is what almost killed the company. Also, larger screens just highlight the lack of apps. Keep them small and sleek and efficient. The pendulum is already swinging back that way.

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all3n7

Not all the time, size matters... I can't wear cargo pants all the time..

somerandombbusername

If I'm wearing cargo pants all the time, sure.

leeboy82

Thats the phone to get. Thumbs up

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joserMireles

Aside from the odd looking space bar, I say this looks pretty good. I like it.

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ahelluvabruva

Disgusting.

Posted via CB10 on the Zed Ten

prasad_berry

The worst phone ever from blackberry, that is why BlackBerry is going to die soon, they are the best worst phone Manufacturers. Z10 is my last phone.

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Haytham Hamad

My eyes! My eyes!!!!

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Hamza Pendley

I love the keyboard it's the best yet and would not suprise me if windermere looked like this, with a software tool belt, I'd buy this :). Best concept yet and still has the " classic " look :). The tool belt and numbers could alternate too " cool" factor back to Blackberry

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Azhar

hahahaha..what an ugly phone !!!

iNeoEon

granny could type with it too! I like the BlackBerry logo space bar.

 does it better!

koboss

This is a big step backwards.... first off its ugly.. keyboard looks like its from a Mattel toy and likely the Android apps wont work on this and the devs will have to resize all theres to work.. this is ugly make a z30 with a keyboard and come up with something that everyone is asking for...

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Kanimir

I think it looks pretty cool, except the keyboard.

AWB70

It's as bad as any other q30 concept I've seen. I hope for BlackBerry sake they have another high end device lined up and the q30 is aimed just for the niche Market Chen is supposedly avoiding.

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tygryz2

Please don't make this BlackBerry, no one will buy it. It's ugly

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Ali Mahmmud

Nt nice one...

BlackBerry Q10

Gearheadaddy

Where's the "shift" button?

Trusted Member Genius on Verizon 10.3.0.296/442

dale-c

This is the worst concept I have seen.

What's the point in having a partial physical keyboard?

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rasib BBRY

One word : Crap.

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vo duy khanh

Love the Z10 with medal design standing beside :))y

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hashman82

I don't know about this?

Z30 2b821a18

Enam Miah

Even without the tool belt, take away the logo and straighten up the keyboard and that's perfect for me ;D

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ray6.com

I like the overall design of the phone, minus the Berry key where it presently site. The edge detail is beautiful, and the thickness is just right. I do wish it was a little taller, and not as wide. Great work!

poita316

Holy *bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep*
I wouldn't even wish this on Apple! Looks like a "my first Fisher Price BlackBerry" toy for babies.
I need eyebleach! (www.eyebleach.com)

RazTheLast

Oooooh No.....
..

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RazTheLast

Jeeezzz it hurts!!!!

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JRM1014

NOT so bad, overall look is fine, just the keyboard needs some fine tuning

07thking

No no no, oh no please no no no. Thanks for putting in the effort and time though but no not this not this no.

Photos captured using BlackBerry devices - C00016D81

Maxwell Ibeh

Whats all this stupid rantings about blackberry going to die if they do this or dont do thag. Its unimaginable the quantity of pride in some peoples egos.How can an induvidual deceive themselves by believing that if a company like Blackberry doesnt produce a product that satiscies their childish egos den its bye bye for the said company.some pple here really need to grow up! The truth is dat blackberry is here to stay despite all the scare mongering tactics of apple and android fan boys abd girls.Blackberry is gonna be here even in the next 30 years....say I said so

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J_R_TheMotorMan

I'd trade my Q10 right now for that! Snazzy! Provided, there's still HDMI and that it's better than the Q10 overall. Way Better. So much better, that the competition takes a year to catch up.

BBW Lovers Unite- OOLONG. The Eye of The OOLONG :C00121B8B

J_R_TheMotorMan

The keyboard is HOT!!! That's not the trackpad, it's the space bar. I could run with that design. Seriously. It obviously utilizes hover gesturing like the windemere is reported to be using but it's got that fat ass BlackBerry logo on the space bar, a somewhat curved keyboard like a 9930 and I'm guessing a 5" screen to boot. Advanced specs with these cosmetics would be a sure seller. Like those RL Polo shirts with the giant horse. BlackBerry should @ least consider this design.

BBW Lovers Unite- OOLONG. The Eye of The OOLONG :C00121B8B

Bacon Munchers

Good phone for guys with fingers like bananas.

musclevnl780

I like it. I will buy one

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jic999

Track pad should be at the top of the keyboard not the bottom, guys do not mess around with the BELT.
Repeat this " Keep the BELT " !!!
It cost you $Billions to come out with a Z10 and a Q10 without the BELT.
Geez.... all you had to do was come quietly out with the BB10 BlackBerry Classic and Tease the market with a Z30 and a polished OS.
Maybe have a Toggle to turn on or off the BELT ....give them a choice !!

crackd11

If the logo is the optical track pad then it would be advantageous there, simply because it is far enough away from touch screen so as not to conflict with the in input.
Also those that complain it's ridiculous to place it that low need only look at galaxy phones, particularly the note 3, to see where their physical home and capacitive buttons are placed. I think those smart phones sell kinda OK.
I'm thinking these type of topics should be put on imore or android central. The people there have a better idea of what a great selling smart phone should incorporate, look like, than anyone here or an employee at blackberry would.

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musclevnl780

That BlackBerry logo looks to be the space bar. Cool!

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vutranloc

Oh my how ugly is that...

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playbookdrew

The space bar replaced with a giant BB button is ridiculous but looks pretty cool otherwise.

Vic Rivera

I'll stick to my z30

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neoberry99

I think the concept is good. Personally if it's powerful enough and it's blackberry I would like give it a try..

I know..im a BlackBerry fan but hey at least I admit it...

I've been hooked since the RIM950....

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SUBLIMINALLYINCORRECT

replace the BB logo block on the bottom and replace it with the optical track pad and we got a winner.

Adrian derkfubes

Wow. Look that 4 inchs screen

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Yonas Kebreab

It looks okay for me, I would love to buy one if and when it's released.

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dlat79

Please do not manufacture that. When it comes to incorporating the keyboard, the Q10, 9900 and even the 8330 are tops! All you need to do is make the Q10 just a bit larger, just a bit! and add the physical track pad. Keep the curved corners and it's all good!

Sabuhi Maharramov

Super super super love Black Berry

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