BBDoodle: Rejected BlackBerry Designs - The PintoBerry!

By Adam Zeis on 26 Mar 2012 10:22 am EDT

BBDoodle is our weekly series of fun BlackBerry-related illustrations...

Not all device ideas floating through Waterloo are good ones - while some designs like the BlackBerry P'9981 make it all the way to store shelves, others like the Ferrari PlayBook or even the BlackBerry Blade never see the light of day. In some cases that's definitely a good thing, or we may end up seeing something like the PintoBerry -- modeled after the classic Ford Pinto. I'm all for rocking a sweet Ferarri-inspired BlackBerry PlayBook or a Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9981, but as for any more custom car devices, I think I'm good until BlackBerry 10 :-)

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BBDoodle: Rejected BlackBerry Designs - The PintoBerry!



I think RIM needs to start pushing out devices with that kind of BOLD design. It doesn't have to succeed, it just needs to get out there.

Blackberry has had a design fatigue for so long now, pushing out 3 or 4 devices with some BOLD design will inject som enthusiasm and interest into the brand again.

My 2 cents.

I agree. RIM should at least consider it for a second Gen Blackberry QNX phone. OR....a model that will be released 3-6 months after the initial phones.

BlackBerry Blade sounds nice for BB10 or maybe as BB7.

As for PintoBerry, sounds nice for a cheap BlackBerry! hahahah...

Pinto version would definetly be a mistake, if it was bumped it would explode or even worse catch fire if spam arrived... (for non auto buffs research Ford Pinto)

are we still calling the Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9981 a good looking phone? are we that desperate for something different that we lowered our standards

I've often wondered the same thing. I don't think the phone is really a good looking phone. I like my Bold a lot better. It's ok.

Don't get me wrong, the Porche Design is intriguing, futuristic and sleek. Almost too sleek for everyday use. It was just priced way out of most people's budgets to become a commodity. If the iphone had a keyboard and did something like that, a limited edition Robocop phone, you can bet people would pay $500 out of contract for that collectors item.