Remember back when the BlackBerry Torch was announced? It was a good time. The device was quite successful for BlackBerry and although the Torch name sort of took a turn from being a slider into a complete touch screen device, there is still plenty of folks out there who would like to see that form factor make a return to the BlackBerry line-up with some amped up specs and the BlackBerry 10 OS.
"I could only dream of a BB10 slider..."
What you see above is nothing more than a concept image made by Alex Hong. I want to make that clear because recently this image and his other concept images have made their rounds on the internet and when that happens things get muddled up. The images are not that of a real device but their existence creates interesting conversation and that's exactly what's happening in the CrackBerry Forums.
"While many would argue this is a niche market, I think BBRY should put this on their roadmap for early 2014"
With claims of a slider being spotted, folks are now debating the pros and cons of the slider form factor. Was it ever really good to be begin with? Would a slider help diversify the portfolio? Is there even a desire for such a device to exist? All questions being discussed. Personally, I didn't like the Torch slider form factor in the beginning but the design did grow on me somewhat and eventually I loved it.
"I would definitely buy that. All my phones have been sliders for a long time. And portrait sliders seem better to me. As long as there isn't a balance problem.
Honestly, I don't see the need for a slider these days but that's just my opinion and we all know what they say about opinions (NSFW). With that being the case, what's your opinion? Should BlackBerry be working on BlackBerry 10 slider? Should they be building something awesome like the BlackBerry Blade?
Hit the poll and let us know if you want to see one or if it should be avoided and drop us some comments on this post or in the CrackBerry Forums and let us your thoughts on it all.