Would you like these BlackBerry 10 sliders?

By Adam Zeis on 5 Feb 2014 11:15 am EST
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If a BlackBerry 10 slider is something you think would be awesome, these fan-made concepts are for you. Our friend Ziro1 is back with some more designs — this time for the "Z11" and "Z20". Two slider concepts that are two sets of awesome. 

I was a total Torch lover so I have to say that either one of these would be amazing to have for my day-to-day. I love that you can drop away the keyboard when you don't need it, but you can also rock it out to pump out messages when you need to. I'm definitely more partial to the design of the Z20 more so than the horizontalness of the Z11.

We've seen a load of concepts come out over the last few months, but these are topping my list so far. We most likely won't see a BB10 slider anytime in the near (or distant) future — so take them for what they are and don't expect one in your hand anytime soon.

In any case, these pretty much speak for themselves. So take a spin through the gallery above to check them out, then hit up the comments here with your thoughts!

Discuss more on the Z11 concept
Discuss more on the Z20 concept

Topics: Concepts Devices

243 comments

dustin11d11

Sure would

Posted via CB10

bbschorsch

We should have a petition for a slider

Even though I love my z30 I definitely miss the ease of a physical keyboard

Posted via CB10

fanatical

Just make sure you include the BB Blade concept in that petition..... It's the only slider BB should consider. It's so unique, no one makes a phone like this ! This would be an absolute winner for BB if marketed properly. Forget the plain jane candy bar sliders..... If they are going to do well with a slider, it has to be something Cool and Sexy like the Blade. This thing WILL SELL !!!

http://crackberry.com/blackberry-blade-blackberry-10-phone-thats-too-hot...

Observer2

Too bad that the link doesn't get me there.

Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.1925

johnnyuk

I think he meant this:

http://crackberry.com/blackberry-blade-blackberry-10-phone-thats-too-hot...

I'm sure there was a more recent slider concept with a curved shaped to it.....

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johnnyuk

Oh wait no it was a widescreen Q phone:

http://forums.crackberry.com/general-blackberry-discussion-f2/fan-made-k...

Posted via CB10 on Z30 STA100-2 / 10.2.1.1925 on O2 UK - Activated on BES10.2

seascape

I'd go for a BlackBerry S10. Q10 keyboard + screen like the size of the Z10.

Tim-ANC

I'll sign a petition for a portrait slider. Didn't Chen say he wanted to cater to the fan base? We want this John.

Thogek

There's at least one petition out there asking John Chen and BlackBerry to produce some sort of BB10-slider phone: http://chn.ge/1jxNlvr

So for those who seriously want to voice their want...

iwasspartacus

Nope. No need to fragment their devices even further. Sort out the skus that sell and then focus efforts on them.

Users that want sliders can contract their own design and manufacturing dollars to a partner. Like Porsche. And if they are popular then these same users can build a successful business from that design.

Chuckle.

Posted via CB10

iamagod

This defeats the purpose of having a large screen and hardware keyboard. If its going to be touch then might as well get the Z30

Posted via CB10

DS1331

Hell no, vertical sliders or nothing!!

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

mrlahjr

Z50 for me. And still waiting on slow a$$ tmobile. Where's my 10.2.1???

Posted via CB10

BlackBerryMeansHappiness

Tmo is taking forever. Moveeeeeeeeee tmo moveeeeeeeeee.

Posted via BlackBerry Z10

spikesolie

Go on blackberry link

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Paul Callahan

Yes! Where is the 10.2.1 update for T-Mobile.. BlackBerry is not the same without All the changes/tweaks AND the Android Apps.

Posted via CB10

macster084

I had 10.2.1 from t-mobile the first day. I have an unlocked Z10.

Posted via CB10

harshik

Yes!!!

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Notcho

I loved my torch but never used the physical keyboard, a slider should have been the first BlackBerry 10 device they would have hit both markets touch and physical keyboards.

Posted via CB10 on my Zed10

Skeevecr

It also misses both markets though as you have a physical keyboard that is worse than a proper qwerty and a bulkier all-touch at a time when the market places high value on lightness and thinness of devices.

Nine54

^ This. Sliders aren't the "best of both worlds"; they're just "both worlds"...jack-of-all-trades-master-of-nothing devices. There is a point about how thin is too thin, but people generally don't want to sacrifice thin and light--something they'll experience all the time--for a physical keyboard that they may only use some of the time.

FirstBerry101

I want a slider so much! Phones don't need to be extremely thin. The lumia line line of phones are nice and they are thick.

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

alainas

You guys should do a poll and make sure BlackBerry sees it.

My wife and I where Torch users and would love to go back to a slider.

James Richardson

That Z20 has my juices flowing! 

NamelessStar

Love a slider it is going to be my next instant purchase if it is decided to be made.

Posted via CB10 on my blazing fast Z30 running 10.2.1.1925

zahiierQ10

I think you should not do that ,nonsense

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CarGuy1368

That's actually a very cool concept for a keyboard. Although having it a touchscreen kind of defeats the purpose, that way you could have either a portrait or landscape keyboard (depending on which way you slide it) without sacrificing screen real estate.

Posted via the super amazing BlackBerry Q10

ryanlrobinson

Used to want a slider. Now I am so used to and loving the touch keyboard that I'm not sure I'd buy one after all. The only real scenario a physical keyboard as well as the touch would be useful is when walking, which is regular but not really enough to justify carrying a bulkier phone.

RodolfoAP

I want something like the Z20!

Posted via CB10

BerryRipe

The Z20 looks sexy as hell but I would have to test it out before purchasing.

Keep The Faith  BlackBerry Q10 

jelle_57

Love jt

Posted via CB10

JMDBERRY

Naah! I've adapted to well to the Z10's V-Keyboard.

Posted via CB10

Squita

No to the slider

Posted via CB10

Drmoe

Yes I've always been a fan of the slider!

Posted using the best phone ever, the white Z10!

Maal628

Nah no interest for a slider. Give me a Z50 and I'll be satisfied.

#PoweredByBlackBerry

Concession

Mmmm. Slider.

Posted via CB10

estuiber

I'm partial to the z20 concept. I was a loyal Torch 9800 user for three years before the z10 was released. The slide out keyboard isn't just for "slamming out messages". It would be a huge benefit in BBM or any other place where you need more screen real estate to see the big picture while responding. When the virtual keyboard pops up it takes up so much screen real estate that the experience suffers. It would be a win-win.

XamiDami

This!

I'm z10ing. Yes, I invented a verb.

gambit47

I totally agree with this. I type on my Torch 9800 every day, and having extra screen space to see what I am typing and what onscreen I am typing about is a must! Plus just the tactile response of a physical keyboard is a plus. The only thing going for the virtual keyboard is predictive typing, and I can live without that.

Lumia 8x

If you loved Torch, you were better off with Dell Venue Pro when they both came out around the same time. Sorry but Torch was a garbage. very slow CPU inside/poor OS optimization when it first came out.

Tim-ANC

This too. And with a track pad for one hand use.

cycleguy55

I've already jumped ship and gone to Android (Samsung Galaxy S4), but I can say my wife would love a slider with a real keyboard. She had a BB Bold 9900, then her employer switched her to a Z10, and she hates, no, HATES the way the Z10 virtual keyboard works. While she has certainly gotten more familiar with it and can use it better than when she first got it, she's take one of these sliders in a heartbeat - she might even 'accidentally' drop her Z10 in the toilet if that would get her a Z11 or Z20.

xiaohuaxing

My dad hated his too because he didn't figure out until I told him that it autocorrects after you press space. He thought you have to fix every wrong letter as you're typing lol

Posted via CB10

newfie1974

I love the Z10 keyboard. Just have to know how it works and how to work it. I think its great. Works way better then my wife's Note 3. I make less mistakes then she does. But that's just me i guess.

XamiDami

Take all of my money, Blackberry. Take every last dollar.

I would even bother selling my Z10 to get the white Z20, I'd just give my Z10 away.

I'm z10ing. Yes, I invented a verb.

shupor

Love the design but would personally never use a slider phone ever again. I always seem to break them

Tris77

Imagine that. A duel screen blackberry that can be more then just a slider. I would give it a go.

Posted via CB10

ldudiaz

I know its a reader's choice, but stop it with all these posts about what we want and what we don't want. We all know blackberry is not coming out with a premium device so this is a waste of time. It doesn't matter what we want, we'll get whatever they come out with, which we all know will be nothing for a long time.

BerryRipe

That's the way to shun all hopes, "we" appreciate you commenting Mr. Chicken Little...lol but I do see your point. I'm happy with my Q10 and I plan on keeping it for a while.

Keep The Faith  BlackBerry Q10 

ldudiaz

I bought a Z10 and a Q10 from T-mobile that I paid out right and my daily driver is the Q10. I just think these posts are just useless, but that's just my opinion. Maybe they know more than me and that's why they keep posting these questions. I do want a bigger Q10 though.

ReccaKun

Portrait slider for me, don't really like horizontal slider that much as they too wide when typing. I used to give a torch 9800 and i loved it hope they come out something similar to it.

Posted via CB10

Ebscer

I still don't get the appeal of horizontal sliders. When in a messaging mode I certainly want my phone to be vertical...

MichealBerry

Had a Torch briefly and never used the physical keyboard. These are nice but I'm not a fan of the 45 degree corners at the bottom. I am all for symmetry.

nt300

YES and a great way to choose a variety.

green_ember

There would be so many possibilities with a sliding screen like that... I'd give it a try!

LopeZ10

Z20 I like that style the z11 not for me don't like the sidekick style anymore

Posted With My ZL1 OS:Unknown Via CB10

jack1059

Best concept Blackberry I've ever seen. And one I'd definitely pay for.
http://www.concept-phones.com/cool-concepts/blackberry-blade-runs-blackb...

MichealBerry

Totally agree. I still have that pic in a folder somewhere.

fanatical

Yup, If BB is going to do a slider, it HAS to be the BB Blade. This Phone IS AMAZING looking, and with the new curved LED's Samsung's promoting it's totally feasible. The specs are a little old, would need some updating, but this is the Sexiest BB concept I've ever seen!!

I'd be all over this phone, and if marketed well..... I think it could really help fuel BB's comeback.

http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-10-os-f269/would-you-buy-blackbe...

Skeevecr

Nicest drawing maybe, but not the best concept as it was never a viable design, the truly best concepts push the limits of what is possible rather than just ignoring them entirely.

zabb

big no for me.. bb10 definitely suck and dumb smartphone ever

Posted via CB10

Mr.Monty

I would be heart broken if they made a landscape slider. I'm ready to buy a portrait BB10 device as soon as it's released...if it's ever released. I can't type well on small landscape keyboards.

dfield

Yes...... I miss my torch :(

TheStrider

I was a huge Torch fan. I *really* wanted a OS10 version...

But I think the ship has sailed... I'm loving the Z10 virtual keyboard, and don't think I'd give up the thin profile for a Torch design.

Peter Morris

Love to have a BB10 slider so long as it didn't crash when slider operated as my 9800 Torch eventually did.

Posted via CB10

Dominick079

No just keep improving on the Z & Q series. I personally won't be purchasing anymore physical keyboard BlackBerry's. So I hope they release another flagship touch screen.

Posted Via AT&T BlackBerry Z10

jic999

awesome .. Z20 with a 4.5 inch screen with BB10 + Google Apps + 3G RAM + 64G + Super Spec Processor
I'm in ......$$$$$$$$$$$$$

sk8er_tor

A portrait style slider like the 9810.

gcopter

The only way a BB slider could be justified is if the keyboard were a physical one. Think about it, the screen real estate needed to make it a media consumption device and the physical keyboard goodness that I look for. IMO.

2cats1dog

Love the slider concept, but the Z11 design with a lip around the keyboard is a deal breaker. Poor ergonomics! You have to arc your thumbs over it, esp to reach the outer keys. Loved my Torch, but gave me carp-tunnel ache to my thumbs joints and wrists … on the phone itself wasn't that bad, but once you added the bulk of a case.

But I'd buy the Z20 in a heartbeat if we also got a trackpad. Even though I really like my Z10 - I miss the trackpad and the keyboard shortcuts.

bbkym

Slider phones are the worst.

Posted via CB10

Playbook007

I like the slider in the landscape view. Portrait the virtual keyboard is great on the z30. But in landscape it uses up the viewing screen as with all devices. So this would be a neat solution.

Posted via CB10

sin-co

Z11, Virtual keyboard? There's a concept!

Tabdus

Sliders are not for me.

Posted via CB10

bradpromac

My first BlackBerry was a torch, going to the on screen keyboard was tough for me, it was like my thumbs were too big or something. Anyway I have gotten used to it now, I do miss the physical keyboard though so I would pick the slider.

On my awesome BlackBerry Z30

nerdydaddyo

I loved my Torch too. There was something about the build quality and slider mechanism that made it feel bulletproof and it worked well for the OS it was stuck with. Either one for me.

I used my Z10 to create this CrackBerry madness!

PostMortem

Definitely down for the Z20...

Posted via CB10

pizzatony

Absolutely, give the people a slider - I will stand in the queue on the day of availability - for the very first time in my life. :o)

tjross

No

Posted via CB10 on z10.2.1.176

primusd

I don't love the z11, but sign me up for that z20 (or better yet a q30/q50)... either way... get me some top-line screen real estate + BB keyboard (permanent or retractable) and we are back in the game...

SEAWARRIOR

slider w/ a virtual kb??? redundant???

tomsobon

No slider for me, keyboard has to be visible, a variation of the Q with a slightly bigger screen is what i'm hoping for

why sliding up and down, why please tell me why :)

kylef5993

The Z11 concept is insane! The Z20.. not so much.. the Z20 size and shape is awkward. I think the Droid like slider is easier and better

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CEO-Bruno

Research has shown BlackBerry users are most knowledgeable group of people. They like to be informed. I don't understand who or what made the decision to not bring the BlackBerry news feeder native app to BlackBerry 10. Best news feeder above what is currently available. Very efficient. Big Mistake to Whoever is this taking 1 step forward and 2 steps back!! Facebook is 10 years old. They are moving forward to future with news app called PAPER. 

The native voice control should improved to the point the difference is day and night. Same goes for BlackBerry Maps. BlackBerry should do something with QNX. Native voice control is vital for future BlackBerry phones. Along with a trackpad/gamepad/editing pad in one!!! with well designed sliding keyboard touch screen. This is the future. Cant you see?  The phone is not a phone. It will be smart computer in palm of your hand. I could see BlackBerry leading.

We don't want junk apps from Google Android that turn on GPS to monitor your location periodically.among other things it want to access.This is why android phone batteries drain fast. I think BlackBerry is Careful with quality not quantity. I like to see Google + Pintrest , Instagram.(BBM Channel is Better)  Native apps.

BlackBerry Lead. Do not follow      

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just jack

Yes I would live to see it but I would have to come with killer components and specs. Blow the doors of the new phones coming from the top two. This way BlackBerry can say we have the best of everything, specs, features, OS, apps and support.

Posted with the Glorious Z30

bfotch

It is a good idea, but not sure right now for BlackBerry. I actually want a thinner phone like the bold 9900. I mean it felt thinner with the curved outline in the back. Also lighter phone. I have q10 right now. Its kinda heavy for long time one hand typing.

EchuOkan1

I wouldn't. I upgraded from a 9810 and, even though I liked the physical keyboard, the slider part always came loose and vibrated while in the car. If I had it in my hand while riding in the car (or typing on the virtual keyboard), I could feel the vibration as well. It got a bit annoying. I replaced the phone 3 times due to this issue.

Also, I very seldom used the physical keyboard.

Posted via CB10

Joe Batista1

I LOVE THESE PHONES!!!!!
when are they coming out I want all of them
throwing my apple in the garbage

billandrewsjr

No. The 90's called and they want their phone back. With the ease of the Z10/Z30 input system and availability of the Q series, let's not waste resources on a Blackberry "Sidekick"

BlackBerrari

What if I want both???

Ferrari ZetaDieci 10.2.1.1925

BlackBerrari

Yess Baby, that's what BlackBerry needs to stop the talks about keyboard vs. full touch screens...

SCORE!!!!

Ferrari ZetaDieci 10.2.1.1925

Joe Batista1

beautiful phones i love the slider

Skeevecr

Never, these are just more of the fan-made designs that crackberry now posts since BB has learned to stop leaking info about their new devices.

illlya

No

Posted via Verizon Z30

laci urbany

Looks good.high class as BlackBerry should look

Posted via CB10

BBUK14

That wide slider would be the most awkward typing experience on the planet. Not a good idea.

Posted via CB10

Superfly_FR

That's awesome proto work ...
But that's not my cup of tea. I'll pass on those (well, maybe not, but for collecting only, probably).

kscribs

That's a sweet looking background if you ask me

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rickster2611

That's a no from me.

BlackBerry can't afford to produce sliders.

This is a backwards step. The smartphone market has moved on from sliders.

Time to do a poll then we would see.

BlackBerry has to draw more people away from other operating systems.

The current crop isn't going to do it.

BlackBerry...Get it done

Posted via CB10

Tom689

I'd like the vertical designs but the bottom corners are cut off it looks weird

dtarin

The nice thing about a slider is that you still have access to the entire screen when typing. A slide out input lcd might be neat as the input area can be transformed into anything such as a game controller for games or freehand input for Chinese characters.

That would be an innovative feature and I'd definitely consider getting one.

Posted via CB10

CEO-Bruno

1.Physical Keyboard is important for people who want to get things done. We don't have no /::!;'@ time on the 3rd attempt to hit the PLM QAZ along the edge of touch keyboard because our thumb is big because we protect our Faithful BlackBerry with a Case

2.For some reason it's so darn faster to type on physical keyboard .

3 It's got to be well designed and built. No room for failure

BlackBerry Lead

Do not follow

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emmuniz1

Yes the vertical one...

I'm MongezaurioBerry

craigdh1

I'm good with my touch keyboard.

benson0

I better like the Z20 slider but your other design with the Q30 where awesome... continue your work...

Posted via CB10

Titaniumedge

I loved my torch but unfortunately I'd never buy one like it again, the slider mechanism broke and I had to get a new phone within a year. I loved the ability to have the touch screen or the physical keyboard but now with my Z10 I'm more than ok with a full touchscreen keyboard.

Posted via CB10

YTDW2000

Not big on sliders personally but that Z20 concept is worth looking into. I think you've a winner there lots of sales potential.

Sent from my BlackBerry Z30

blackberryz10w

Not at All. Looks ugly
BlackBerry forever

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audirocs

Hells no. Sliders are so 2010. Lol

T-Mobile USA Z10

jojo beaconsfield

They look really great, but I,ll pass

Alexandru Teodorescu

Forget about sliders. The all touch keyboard from Z10 is the perfect keyboard. The bar form between 4 and 4.3 inch is also perfect for a normal user. Don't need a mechanic keyboard and a complicated slider mechanics which for sure in a few month will have problems.

Posted via CB10

bbfanboi

Don't like the sideways Z11. Don't mind the slide up Z20 - it will sell especially in the enterprise trying to standardize on one device that meets both needs (keyboard & large touchscreen).

christoph77

Awesome concepts!

C0038297E Quote of the Day (BBM Channel)

TonyHove

The Z20 slider concept looks so good! I was big Torch 9800 fan, so this design is a winner!

Posted via CB10

najmi_moulana

Dear sir,
Your design is perfect sir. But I feel the concept of slider is not a trend nowadays because from small children, teenagers up to elders are perfectly ok with touch screen. But the same design is perfect with a little bit changes like a real life slim phone with around 5" to 5.3" display but being no gaps. The total front face being the display by taking of the top and the bottom bars. We can try to bring the front camera, ear piece and the mic to fit into the display. It will look perfect.

This is what I feel sir.

Thank you

Posted via CB10

sawax

Take my money

 Q10SQN100-1 

CLS42

Nope. Not a fan of the slider, but I love BlackBerry!

Posted with none other than the Zed 10

kimoi

I'd love the horizontal keyboard!

Posted with my Z10 via CB10

Mr. Mixtape

It reminds me of the Sidekick

Posted via CB10

modbro

Nope, just a slightly larger Q10 will suit me just fine.

Posted via CB10

dpw09

I would take any of the above. But that black Z20 is sexy!

jm_santelices

Let's get it on.. I'll buy 10 pieces if this will be released..

Posted via CB10

r_bjorn

Just get a Q if you need a keyboard. Sideways keyboard are too wide.

Posted via CB10

Steven Lin

Nope. BlackBerry has the best on screen keyboard why do I need that? It's either the QWERTY or touch screen not both or Tucked away.

Posted via CB10

douglasbnorton

I love the touch keyboard. I injured my rt thumb a few years back and cannot use it for texting. I'd love to see a sure type keyboard like they had on the Storm. I would like to see a little more curve on the backside if the phone. A little more weight. Texting one handed with the Z10 is the best experience for me. I'd also would like more texture to the back cover. Make it slip resistant.

Posted via CB10

BeheGOD

Adam, I got the feeling u forgot the best concept so far: the BB 10 Blaze-concept:
http://www.concept-phones.com/cool-concepts/blackberry-blade-runs-blackb...

fanatical

Agreed !!! Why Does Crackberry keep forgetting this amazing Phone ? Just look how excited Kevin was when he first saw it :) This Concept is over 2 years old, and is still the best looking phone I've ever seen. BB needs to get on this :)

http://crackberry.com/blackberry-blade-blackberry-10-phone-thats-too-hot...

wikison

Z20 for me. Have tried horizontal sliders before can't get used to them. Portrait slider are ideal...

ThaMunsta

Z20 concept, maybe but not that Z11 thing...

Kowal

Yes

Posted via CB10

bobocox1

Why wouldn't you use the Z30 as the size of a slider???????

More space = better keyboard.

Posted via CB10 and Zed30......

BBRYQ10

Z20 would be my pick.

Posted via CB10

Ryan A

Too wide of a layout like another comment said. It would have to be vertical for me to buy in.

Posted via CB10

velkod

I'm not's fan of the sideways one. I saw a better upward concept one where the screen tilted outwards a little. It making it flush with the keyboard. That looked cool. No sideways plz, sidekicks died awhile ago

Fnen90

No...that's old school!!

BlueBerryNYC

I wouldn't mind I had the torch

Reporting Live from my #blackberryZ30

3_M4N

I personally prefer the vertical keyboards, but the phone does look sharp. To me a horizontal keyboard doesn't seem very "BlackBerry" but maybe it would grow on me.

Posted while peeking and flowing on my incredible BBQ10! 

toppatoptobz

Oh snap!!! Slider oh yeah looks sex!

Posted via CB10

Menesht12

Do we need these? I mean I don't want BlackBerry going out of business by making these phones? I love the Z11. That one just looks amazing but I already have a Z10 and have 1 and half year of my contract left. If you do make these amazing phones make sure you make some profit out of these. Please BlackBerry. Don't go out of business, your epic.

Posted via CB10

BB10QNX

I know my wife would get one in a heartbeat, as she's been waiting and hoping for a BB10 slider.

anuragm

All touch and a slider.....dunno y.. I mean its like carrying a compass box in pocket

akalpakis

A year ago, I would have said YES. But after using my Z10, and now my Z30, I'd have to say no. The virtual keyboard is beyond words.

Affie36

Yes, yes and YES!

Posted via CB10

emanuscript

F yea! Screen real estate with Querty option yup. I used to have an android(Evo Shiftthat tried to execute this format factor, but the software design sacked. And besides everyone knows BlackBerry does keyboards the best.

Posted via CB10

Giro_UK

Not a fan of a slider. Would rather have a long body Q10.

Posted via CB10

busguy69

I wish the slider was available now. I absolutely loved my Torch and still miss it. The best phone ever would be the Z20 operating the ever improving BB10 software.

Blomsternisse

Nope, I'm not in the least interested in phones with physical keyboards. A smaller variant of the Z10 would be far more useful (and better selling) for us with smaller hands.

RPandeka

Would definitely love the BB10 slider. Love the fact that you have options - horizontal or portrait orientation & keyboard or keypad. Loved the Torch so much, still using it now as a secondary device.

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

jiminica

I rather see a vertical slider like my beloved torch, not horizontal.

Posted via CB using my Q10

goslings

Yes for sure. Would really like one.

Posted via CB10

vlad_tastic

Hmmm you will have problems sliding predicted words ot top row.

BlackBerry Q10!

RP Singh

Bring on the BB10 flip!

Sent from my iPuh-lease-as-IF

Sylm Mac

Reminds me of my old Nokia E7. If BlackBerry bring this to life i'll regret that I bought a Z10. Touch + Slide w/ Physical QWERTY keyboard is a WOW WOW.

Posted via CB10

marcoad320

I like he z20 concept but to be honest I would really just want more real estate on my q10. Edge to edge screen with a 3.5~4 inch touch screen and bold 9900 like keyboard would be ideal.

fanisk

I don't like the sliders but I am sure there is a market for them.
I had a torch but I never used even once the physical keyboard.

Sent from my Z 30

Xadion

Vertical keyboards are the way to go, horizontal are useless. I very much look forward to a torch style phone announced hopefully soon.

Posted via CB10

BBCruzer

Great renderings, but alas, not a slider fan due to previously poor experiences with them. Also agree with an earlier comment that now is not a good time to add additional fragmentation in BlackBerry 's devices.

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mkmilan

"horizontalness" ? love it

Roberto Felesie

They look nice but i wanne have full touch screen no keyboard slide

Posted via CB10

nuffmon

Loved my Torch and miss it a lot, so it would have to be the Z20 idea.

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rickster2611

If BlackBerry want to produce a slider , BlackBerry needs to invest in a super efficient battery which is extra thin.

BlackBerry needs to be making money in all its four sectors before it can expand its smartphone portfolio.

The Motorola Moto G is the blueprint by which BlackBerry needs to target.

The Moto G does not have a decent camera, the new BlackBerry can have a better camera and flash.

The Moto G doesn't have an expandable memory, the new BlackBerry can have an expandable memory to 64GB.

The next BlackBerry can have 10.2.1 built in.

Then under cut the price to £100.00

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knobtviker

I would love those!

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BerryB10

I think these are nice concept phones. I like sliders. I'm still using a Torch 9800. I think the extra screen real estate and a tucked away keyboard offer the best of both worlds. However, they'd have to be endowed with killer specs and a removable battery!

dillanolliver

Z11 has my vote!

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leeboy82

Yeah I'll get a slider but they too thick. I've had the Droid 3 and 4

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NorOntScout

I would love this slider design. Sometimes having the tactile keys are quicker for work mails

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Alumcreeksup

Whoa....damn sexy

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heyjohnnybravo

Lmao. Seriously? You people would go for a landscape slider?

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davehong

I'd totally go for a Torch-style BB10 smartphone.

Tatwi

If it was built sturdy, I would go for the horizontal slider any day. Nice wide physical keyboard (preferably with an optical trackpad on its bottom right corner) and still with the option to use the on screen keyboard in portrait mode. Nice full screen... magical hand held computer...

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bluegreen1965

I would like the Z20 option to use either keyboard--best of both worlds. As long as the keyboard had the same quality as the Q10.

Fred Bercian1

They should just keep the size of the current Z10. And have edge to edge display. Increase the specs. Offer at least 32gb or 64gb internal memory plus micro sd card, the screen to 1080 hd. I like the size of my Z10. Offer a killer camera with OIS.
Grab good points from Apple iOS and Google Nexus for operating system.

P.S. Native Blackberry 10 Apps are always better.

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derekmatarangas

I love it where do I give my money!!

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sclift

I would LOVE a slider! I'm loving the screen size of the Z10 but I miss my Bold 9900 keyboard. Playing with my girlfriend's Q5 only makes me want it more.

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vvdon03hcmut

Absolutely, I like Q30 concept very much.

Shannon Stauffer

I do miss my slider phone and would definitely use a horizontal slider =)

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BB10orEffOff

Although I'd have zero need for a slider or any physical keyboard, seriously naysayers, the Z series touch keys are amazing, it would be neat to have on the market.

Only thing I miss is some of the quick action kb shortcuts. But not enough to need a physical keyboard anymore

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MozThaGreat

That white Z20 is F****** sexy as hell.

duude88

I would get that Z20 in a heartbeat.

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AlexB1227

the second and third designs are awesome. those would certainly be best-sellers. i would trade my Z10 for one of those i bet

digitalmayhem01

The bottom keyboard should be all touch screen, customize it for controls in gaming maps, still act as keyboard, and do whatever your mind van dream up. Dual touchscreen!

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celticmagick

I had a Kyocera Rise Android device before coming back to BlackBerry and I must say that I do miss the bigger screen (I have a Q10). A BlackBerry slider would be pretty nice!

celticmagick

Why not make the horizontal slider have a rotating screen... best of both worlds, yeah? it would seem the vertical slider would be awkwardly tall...

maxassarBerry

Z11! Wow!

But, Blade concept would be perfect :)

Keep Rock n Roll, BlackBerry!!! \m/

bendiep1991

Yes but not digging those designs!

kwak11

I'd sign a petition for a slide! My Torch 9810 was AND STILL IS MY FAVORITE PHONE. I have been wishing for a phone like either of these! I want it now! They may just be a concept, but I want them to be a reality.

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mICRoMaTe

This is sweet

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DayGloZ10

I'd never go back to a physical keyboard with BB10's intuitive flicking. Sliders are cute, but too many breakable parts make the phone exposed to damage.

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Lkerr44

YES! I miss my keyboard!! But still love my Z10!

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Bolderholder

Z20...in a nanosecond. I wish that were available this year.

Don't care for the slider that puts the keyboard landscape. IMHO, too much travelling for the fingers to type efficiently and swiftly.

cpbrown

A horizontal slider would be a cult hit, those who buy it will take it to the grave... just look at n900 users (tho granted that device has rare & magical capabilities).

In any case a horizontal slider would be very useful for editing documents and spreadsheets... also coding. The keyboard would have to include arrow keys, TAB, plus extra symbols for coding.  Not sure about the keyboard being virtual... it would keep localisation costs down and open up new functions (like handwriting input), but from what I gather most people who go keyboard do so for the physical keys.
If it were available as premium 'developer' device for around $1k I'd definitely buy it.

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smnlcm

I like to have a keybord on my phone with large screan.
Yes would be good to have high end keyboard phone.

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smnlcm

Slim desing high end 5.5inch would be perfect. I still have my nokia n900

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aodash

I would take the portrait slider in a heartbeat!!!

I'm not crazy about the angled off (clipped) corners design on the base of the Z20, but I'd still take it, as I've always been a big fan of the portrait slider form factor.

The Z11 is a no go for me as I've never liked landscape sliders. Having to flip your phone 90 degrees every time I want to type is a pain, as I normally don't use my phone in that orientation unless I'm watching (or recording) a video.

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ApersonAThotmail

That's awesome but wait until my contract runs out to make it

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Zepster

No sliders thanks... I just want a larger Q10.

JWNY

Better than Nokia Communicator

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Imad Haddad

Sure it will be amazing but should be slim

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tgjb

Sorry, but no I wouldn't. They're just looking as Android G1. Vintage is not futur !!

acadia1106

I think sliders are and look hideous. And people who keep clamoring fir it, need to let that isht go. Much like bbOS 7 needed to die ages ago.

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Abdullah Bahejri

I already gave this suggest to blackberry last August 2013
Many ppl are looking for such device for their business which is not supported nowadays
So ppl can use it as touch mobile like Z10 or they can flip it to use the keyboard exactly like old Nokia E7

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Steelsheen

a big fat almighty YES for a slider with a physical keyboard.
i dont care if its horizontal or vertical. i just want to see the messages im responding to and not have to guess/ memorize/ endlessly toggle what it said while im typing out a reply.

Skeevecr

Despite the vocal minority on here, there is clear evidence that the slider market is dead as not even Samsung with their vast range do one and they even find room for a flip-phone in that range.

aurelpascu24

That will be very cool. Large display and keyboard perfect combination :)

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christoph77

Great concepts

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Donald Blue

Love It!!!!!!!!

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Marcus Collier

If they do release a slider I would only consider a portrait slider. I have never been a fan of landscape keyboards virtual and especially not physical

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enik

I'd be indifferent towards it. I cant stand physical keyboards personally and I think there is a lot more opportunity for growth going forward with all touch screen devices.

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tygryz2

No its like going back in time

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Number6going for 7

I love the Z10 but having the joy of using my 9800 along with it would make my day. I hope BB comes out with a slider before it becomes time to switch-up my current phone.

madpal

I didn't fare well with the Torch Series, sliders in time would wear out. I lost connection with the key pad, hence the upgrade to Z10. Big screen and physical keyboard = awesome.

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Tim Heard

Honestly, I'm tired of seeing these, because they are just reminders that BlackBerry's product development cycle seems to be about the same as the length of time required to design space shuttles.

Regardless of their internal turmoil, BlackBerry should have released a vertical slider at least 6 months ago. Additionally, it would have been well worth their time to have released keyboard cases for the Z10 and Z30.

adonesc

No I wouldn't! Don't want to go back to a physical QWERTY keyboard! I was looking yesterday at my Curve 9360 and it looked soo dated!

So no thank you!

Cartman says: Screw you guys I'm going home!

Gazza12

Love this bloke's work !!!

sleepngbear

At one time, I was thinking I would kill for a BB landscape-oriented slider, because typing on the Torch 9810 was pretty cramped. But I've found that I do not like typing on my Z10 in landscape mode, so now I'm questioning that preference. Maybe it would be different with a physical keyboard. Would definitely give it a serious look if they came out with one.

For people who say sliders wear out, I never had a problem with either my 9800 or 9810 (other than getting tired of the typing position). Especially the 9800, which I had for well over a year and a half. It was as solid when I sold it as it was when I bought it. If there's one thing BBRY knows how to do, it's make durable hardware.

Oh yeah ... nice work on those concepts!

BoldBigWorm

This will shut the game down! They are stupid for waiting so long. The torch was pretty much the best sell besides the 9000 when it came out. I love my z 30 but id put it down in a heartbeat for a slider.

Bikram Kochar

these r old fashioned now.. n they resemble nokia nokia e9...

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Leecarl Liwanag

No sliders for me. I'm done! The ribbon wire that use in slider phones will not last long!!!

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s5bankx

It would be a dream... let's make a bigger 9800 (z10 size) with BB10 running on it!
I would get on a plane to get it as First!

I went Berry once and i'll go Berry for ever!

s5bankx

No one remember "what a sound" when the 9800's slider closed?
I guess it couldn't be toooooooo thin but 9800 was a perfect fit hand, longer and larger maybe, to allow a bigger size screen. No logo and no name over the device, they should appear as soon as the phone turn on.

I went Berry once and i'll go Berry for ever!

coaltowking

Z20 or bust!

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Courtnie Harris

I love my Z10 n I wouldn't get a new any time soon until my contact ends.

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Elizi

Wouldn't mind a Blackberry of this sort. http://t.co/FJQwzX8cNI
Let me know what you all think about it.

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II ARROWS

Horizontal slider is useless, horizontal keyboards are too big to be efficient.

Come on with this slider already! I'm waiting for it for 2 years!

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claudiecat

No way!

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bacon_35

I would love to upgrade my Q10 to a slider!

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Clinto

The black vertical slider gave me an erection. :)
Wow... That is gorgeous.