Introducing the TK5 Justice... another hot BlackBerry 10 concept!

By Kevin Michaluk on 18 Oct 2012 07:11 pm
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The DigitalHomeBoy has gone all-out with his latest DreamBerry concept, the TK5 Justice. Following up the TK Victory, which was already a hot full-qwerty BlackBerry concept, the TK5 Justice takes things to a whole new level.

It's designed for BlackBerry 10, the specs are loaded, and a whack load of attention has been given to every little design attribute of the device.

Honestly, I don't even want to take away one bit of the effort that has gone into this concept, so just hit the link below to jump over and read all about the TK5 Justice on the DigitalHomeBoy blog. Then come back here and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments. Watch out for drool on your keyboard. ;)

More photos and details on the TK5 Justice BlackBerry 10 Concept 

Find even more photos and details here.

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165 comments

Marauder2

Would definitely buy it!

just_luc

I can't put my finger on why.. but for some reason I am SOOO much more attracted to this concept them I am to the querty BB10 device we saw leaked in that video a little while back..

The leaked video had me thinking I might have to go for the full touch despite really being a querty guy... I just thought the querty model looked dumb, and not enough of a change from my 9900 to warrant the investment (although I don't find my 9900 looks dumb for some reason) But if RIM decides to revamp the first querty BB10 device to look like this.. I would definitely be on board.

day-cee

Same here!!! If this will be BB10 was with qwerty, I will definetly wait for it. If its going to be the one shown previously, I'll take the full touchpad...

MRSOSINCERE

I TOTALLY 100% AGREE!!! The reason I feel this way is... as a 9900 user, if I upgrade to the BB10 Qwerty I am losing 5 hard keys! With the trackpad and menu key being two of my most used i'd say... And as a Qwerty 9900 user, I use the touchscreen when its convenient to me, otherwise I use my trackpad proudly and accurately! Now to lose those convenient keys, it sucks big time!! Don't get me wrong, thanks for the bigger screen... But it just feels like I'm upgrading my 9900 for a slightly bigger screen, less keys/convenience and a new OS
But with this TK Justice the shape looks new, sleeker, and has TWO NEW dedicated buttons (Blackberry Key/Action Key) which still gives us a little remnant of our 9900. It just feels/looks BB10 worthy!!
Where as with the actual "New" Qwerty BB10, it feels like they got lazy and just said, "feed them the scraps, they'll eat it" Which leaves me feeling like I want something "New" and the Full Touch feels very "New" compared to the BB10 Qwerty... Just Saying

digitalhomeboy

Even if you are just saying...I like what you are saying because you make a point with what you say on the upgrade (to the leaked render if it holds true).

axllebeer

* BlackBerry by choice *
If RIM does't make this one I might have to hire this guy to build it for me. :)

Marvin-13

To those who said they dissagreed with my comments a couple weeks ago about how the leaked BB 10 with keyboard was boring by saying that you cant change a rectangle or whatever, THIS IS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT!!! Now THAT is a BB phone with keyboard!!!!

heres the link to the post about intial reactions of the leaked BB10 phone with keyboard: http://crackberry.com/crackberry-asks-what-was-your-initial-reaction-bla...

svjones

If that's not the sexiest thing you've ever seen in a full qwerty keyboard smartphone, I don't know what is

RulerD

I love it, however I really dont like the idea of having a qwerty kb but not having a touchpad/mouse.

dreasley

Definitely agree here. The smaller screen makes accurate tapping on the screen difficult. I love my 9930 because I can fall back on the trackpad when I need to select something small on the screen.

Eskibo

If this design became a reality i doubt it'd be a problem. The screen is almost the same size as the previous iPhones. Perfect design would be to make it entirely as big as the current dev alpha, and adjust screen and keyboard accordingly :)

digitalhomeboy

A HUGE thank you to Kevin and the CrackBerry team. This is so much appreciated. - DigitalHomeBoy

T_C

Once again, an amazing design from DigitalHomeBoy!

U should be hired by RIM right now!!
And I wont say that ill be buying this phone, cause I seriously cant make a decision between this one and the Victory!

Keep them coming! Really good work!

Supply.Chain

Keep up the awesome work. Now I probably have to tape my mouth shut coz it ain't closing... if this ever comes out... I would buy all the colors different colors...

kupfernigk

My only quibble is the space given to the three physical buttons. A major point of touchscreens is that they are not needed. I would prefer to see a trackpad embedded in an extra row of keys which provide accents, so typing e followed by the acute key produces e acute. This would be a lot of use to people who work in accented or multiple languages - which means the 400 million plus citizens of the EU plus Canada.

digitalhomeboy

I seem to be confused on your quibble with the space given to the three physical buttons? The only buttons are on the keyboard! The buttons you see on the screen is strictly OS-related.

As for writing with accents - Je vis au Canada où le français est la deuxième langue et je comprends la nécessité pour l'usage mondial. C'est là que la touche SYM entrerait en jeu!

maliz23

Wow. How long did that take to do?

digitalhomeboy

The actual work in total is 7 months. I started right after the TK Victory design, but life got in the way. It's been refined over and over. I'm uploading the sketches to see the thought process.

DaveTheA

Can we have a BB10 that's exactly the same form factor as the 9900? I like my 9900, and I'm really tired of having to buy all new accessories every time I get a new BB.

Just sayin'...

bb.spacecowboy

wowa wiwa nic. Id soo buy that.

Someone below me will prolly complain about the black ''passe partout'' (dont know the word for it ) being too small blah blah blah its concept art,,, it doesnt have to be spot on.

DanielLui1

Wow. The second I saw those pictures, I was immediately just blown away by how amazing they look even though they're just concept designs. If the Qwerty edition of the BlackBerry 10 phones comes out with a design like those pictured, I'd definitely buy it no questions asked.

afh81

You have to wonder if people from RIM actually look at some of these designs. This looks great, and that concept that was done up for a slider was awesome too (although the curved body probably wouldn't work too well)

adamschuetze

Wow. Sexy. RIM, hire this designer!

mjgallaway

Not as good as the Blackberry Blade concept or that white BB concept that someone had on here a couple months ago.

mscooley

THIS I'd buy in a heartbeat.

morganplus8

I would buy that today, perfect for me!!!

chipclipsix

pretty neat concept. wouldn't mind seeing how far this could go

blackberry. believe.

crazeee4u

Wow take my money!!! If this was what the new bb10 looks like... Damn!!

samson47

I'd buy this phone. Looking Good.

samson47

I'd buy this phone. Looking Good.

samson47

I'd buy this phone. Looking Good.

samson47

I'd buy this phone. Looking Good.

Blackberry_boffin

Good job, Comments Police Officer.
Back to comments.
Not to pick holes in a great piece of design;
1) How many speakers and microphones did you put? Six? Seems plentiful to me.
2) The side speakers would make the device awkward to hold during playback.
3) Dual LEDs seem like overkill when the single LED can be programmed to show several colours at the same time or in rapid succession.
That said it is a fantastic design.

digitalhomeboy

The Quadrupple is pretty funny!
Please, keep on picking - but only pick away if you read my write-up that goes on to talk about the design.
1) Technically there are 3 speakers. The dual stereo to the left and right and the headset can be reversed as a speaker. The microphone is quad with Noise Reduction Wideband AMR. I had two lined dots originally, but when I saw the first iPhone 5 prototype I had to change it.

2) Unless you have your hand bear-hugging the device (and this is a device that doesn't need that kind of treatment) sure, you'll muffle the sound, but it will be light @ 115g and the speakerphone design is based on having the device rested other than your hand.

3) As mentioned in my write-up (which I gathered at this point wasn't read) the dual-LED's are customisable. I love having control so if two is your thing there you go, but if you are happy with one then it could be set for one.

Thanks again. Keep it coming!

BY923

Wow. Beautiful design. I think I like his original BB TK Victory concept design a little better, but both are sweet. Retains the curved-row keyboard, but would that little sliver of "dead" space right above the keyboard and below the touchscreen affect the gestures and overall experience?

mjgallaway

Agreed. Love that Victory concept. Needs the curved keyboard as well to maintain the special blackberry keyboard.

BY923

But as another poster has said, I'm not too hot on the 9700 form factor on the back of the phone. My personal preference is a flat, clean rear surface, even if Apple fanboys accuse us of copying.

Can RIM do a redesign/touch-up before launch? Probably not possible, given it's mid-Oct. But look at the difference in the comments on this thread vs. the one with the leaked photos of the actual Bold. The black sheep have spoken: baaahhhd-a$$ concept phone...sorry.

DuexNoir

This is certainly a better concept than the N-series leaked from RIM.

~I am BlackBerry by choice~

owadkelly

Wow so sweet. Velvet Ebony please. I don't believe this. Are we sure this is not the REAL N-series?

deke09

Scrolling down this page with the "trackpad" makes me sigh. I'll adjust because I won't have a choice, but the trackpad is the reason I went back to the full querty. I'm excited about BB10, but its bittersweet anxiety...

Andrew4life

Too bad we all know the screen is going to have a ratio of 1:1
This screen size would work for a slider phone though. Kind of like the current BB Torch.

BBOttawa

Looks great, but wonder how the balance in the hand would be when typing? I'm sure RIM has at least considered (if not already built mock-ups) of Bolds with bigger screens. I know some Androids tried bigger qwerty screen phones (the Admiral by Motorola maybe?) and people said they didn't feel right in the hand. Not saying it can't work, but it may be an issue?

Great work man!

vx1

This guy is an excellent designer .. now this is the kind of stuff RIM should be releasing :)
I'd get one in a heartbeat lol

lboogie_1971_

If these were what RIM was coming with as far as keyboards then i would have a tough choice to make.

lycafe

That's sexy as hell!! I'd take a silver one please.

dakidnel

This is how the N-series Blackberry 10 Phone should look like, the one we saw in the leaks looks to much like the bold 9900.

deltact

Wow, amazing! I noticed the headphone jack is at the bottom of the phone...not sure this would play well for those who keep their phone in a pouch.

BryantCarpio

This is the sexiest thing I have ever seen! Get rid of the current people in charge of hardware and HIRE THIS GUY! I would buy this right now! I would pay more than what I paid for my iPhone 5.

Spinnaz370

Agree, this should be the N Series. If I wasn't so set on the L Series, I would want this. I hope the aesthetics of the L Series is much like this. Sweet!

bigbadben10

RIM's problems are over if they produce mobiles looking like this. They are a work of art....sadly I highly doubt they will come to market in the first go round. Maybe later once their future is secure.

There is no doubt they would sell but at what price given everybody seems to be so budget conscious these days.

One can hope they make these beauty's as I would buy one or two for sure. Damn the cost lol

Beautiful work digitalhomeboy!

VanCity778

Best Bold BB10 concept ever

leejayh

This is fantastic. I am a big proponent of the 9810 and the slider form factor - but this would actually make me switch to non-slider.

I wish it looked as good as this.

jwkosk

wow..........i love all of the concept......they all look amazing.....

killzone22

although i love the 9900, there has to be a change or all the blackberry haters will just talk smack on how the blackberry 10 N device just resembles the blackberry 9900. I understand there is only so little configuration you can do to the N series but just look at the amazing work digital homeboy did. i truly love this design looks amazing and the color selection is beautiful!! Remember RIM has to get this right or else all this hype will be for nothing. One thing though i am worried about the bezel just above the keyboard. I think a little more bezel above the keyboard would be nice. overall a truly remarkable design. i am a qwerty keyboard kinda guy. i will be buying the keyboard designed blackberry 10 phone the day it hits my carrier stores.

BlackBerry 10. Cue The Comeback 2013

artie

Wow!!!! I want the Blue 72; It is Gorgeously Beautiful, never thought I would describe a phone with those words (reserved for women only)......but it is.

fbf2012

Lets all be honest here. I think RIM has already decided the style they are going with for the N series. The question i have is how long would it take if RIM decides to redesign the phone? Can it potentially affect the launch date? Does anyone have insight on this?

BB 10...Boldly taking over!

Clinto

This post makes me want to cry! Seeing the TK version right next to the real version puts the real one to shame. I think RIM made a huge mistake by putting a 1/2 screen on their new Bold they really should have put a larger screen as shown on the TK rendering. Boo hoo.. hoo...

kill_9

True. Are they (Research In Motion) designing touch screen smartphones for elves or "little people?"

Clinto

I don't think they designed it for "little" people. Unfortunately... I think they designed it for "OLD" people. :(

coolaide

Sexiest phones ever. RIM you are stupid if you dont hire this guy. Phones like these will get you a #1 slot in the market. Hopefully someone who matters are reading this. Your fans have spoken.

Max741

B*MBOCLAAAT.........If RIM doesn't buy this design and produce this phone they have all REASONS to fail in 2013, I for one would KILL to get my hands on this device running BB10 c'mon RIMM make ONE GOOD decision for the Blackberry LOVERS......Pleaseeeeee!!

Blackberry by Choice (Y)

SK122387

This design is incredible. It looks better than the one on the leaked slides from RIM. I'd buy this in a heartbeat. This is the kind of stuff that could easily bring RIM back. It just looks fantastic.

BB_Bmore

Digital homeboy is officially my hero!! RIM if your reading please build this!!! That 9900 looking phone ain't it!!!!!

Qrewww

The 9900 WAS a great phone, well , it still is. Its just this new concept is even better ?

k_ward

I just stood up and started clapping for this!!!

digitalhomeboy

+1000 LMAO that is the funniest comment!

k_ward

...and it started out as a slow clap! Then you hit us with the color variations!! Life is not fair as it is only a concept, well at least at this point. EXCELLENT work!

Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes

On the other hand here, I sat down and starting fapping

BBGrind

Yessssss prefer this one 100%.

pepe241185

Yow ... this is a seriously slick piece of hardware ... this is something i would definitely buy ... tough choice with the L series so i'd probably get them both ...

Blackberry By Choice ... #BBC

Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes

lovely design. I am just not a fan of the 9700 back. The 9700 is the least prestigious of all bolds.

Zipper

I truly love the concept no doubt but one big miSs is not having the trackpad. I. Do use it a lot. Other than that, amazing job. I'd still buy it.

kill_9

As innovative as these concept designs for BlackBerry 10 amertphones we have to keep in mind Research In Motion is fixated on BlackBerry Bold 9900-esque and Apple iPhone slab-esque form factors for its upcoming smartphones. RIM lost its innovative engineering mojo years ago and has paid dearly in the ensuing years. It will be interesting to see the actual smartphones the company decides to release in 2013; the year destined to seal the company's fate on way or another. Step up or step aside.

zegra

Very clean and sleek. My only critique is the placement of the headphone jack, usb and mini-hdmi ports on the bottom of the unit by the microphone. I prefer that each of these ports be placed along the upper third's sides like the 9000/9300

Fnen90

BB is the only smartphone left with the bottons on the side...Sorry but should be on top or bottom because it looks more elegant and clean like that. NOT SIDES!!!!!

Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes

Well since its the only one I think that's a great reason to switch. Have to stay cool right

coolaide

there r a lot of phones with them on the side. samsung and htc still make phones with buttons on the side.

BBVegasGirl80

Ohhh...gimme gimme, please! LOVE IT!!! :-P

noppoake

Can't wait to see the real one!

juacas

Oh man! These are just beautiful!!!

Fnen90

OMG!...just perfect!!! this should be the smaller screen size on the qwerty version :) ! i hoPe they improve everything just like other smartphones !!! BEAT IT RIM!! LISTEN TO US...WE NEED FREE PoPULAR CrossPlatform APPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jonno_atamaniuk

An absolutely gorgeous set of designs, seriously. I hope RIM has been paying attention to this, because a phone can't just function nicely, it also has to be very visually appealing (not saying the 9900 or any other current BlackBerry isn't, just saying...). These concepts are incredibly appealing visually, as well as in the specifications department. I think the only thing I'd have changed within the specifications is the use of Aluminum, though it is quite durable and just needs to be worked with properly in the manufacturing stages to minimize scuffing as we are seeing now on the iPhone 5.

Love the majority of the specifications, especially the large battery (something that only Samsung seems to be pushing up the specification of lately). While I totally love the size of screen with the full keyboard, I do also kinda understand that such a screen size is usually (not always, but usually) better served on a slider-style device rather than a candy-bar form-factor. None the less, I have no doubt this device would sell better than hotcakes simply because of not only their form and function (liking the dedicated blackberry keys in currently-unused portions of the keyboard), but also their computing power on the BB10 platform. Seriously, looks amazing.

Bobcat665

This is truly the best qwerty concept design I've seen yet. ARE YOU LISTENING, RIM???

sk8er_tor

Awesome work! Job well done!

cleveland216

DAAAAMMMMMMMMN!!!

kills all other concepts hands down. I mean, look at it.. it makes my beloved 9930 look like ... !!

Bahamaboy99

RIM SIGN THE PAPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They need to adopt this design like yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I FRIGGIN WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PERFECT DESIGN,SPEC LIST AND INTEGRATION FOR BB10

berrynathan

Still need the track pad for easier copy and paste. and for special selecting (small text)
Also physical send, menu, back and end buttons. Don't like when I accidently put my finger on the screen and make a call, or make a call from my pocket.
I also like how I just press the back button on my 9900 and the screen comes back on (even when locked) just to check the time.

Hypnoboy

Uhhh, guys. We've seen what the N-Series is going to look like. We're not getting this phone. We're not getting anything close to this phone. We're getting the boring looking thing they've already shown us. Sorry. Settle down.

dantesinclair11

If this was what the N series would look like, I would definitely get it over the L series phone came out. This is the type of person RIM needs to bring in to design their phones. Always on point.

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belfastdispatcher

It's nice but looks far too big for me, I don't want anything bigger then the 9900.

digitalhomeboy

The width still remains to be 66mm, but the height is only 13mm more @ 128mm from the 115mm on the Bold 99XX. It's not a huge leap, but it will look "bolder".

xicoxicao

Love the idea of the splat key, although with the flow concept, it doesn't seem to be needed any longer

Skeevecr

I wish that crackberry would stop promoting these concept designs as they do not have to pay any attention to factors that are actually important when making a handset and then people just whinge about the actual handsets not matching up to the concepts as it is like playing with a stacked deck.

It is easy to design concepts when they don't have to take into account things like ergonomics where a qwerty device that was too tall would not be comfortable to hold (screen is heavier than keyboard so they cannot be as tall as an all-touch) or the actual size of components rather than just throwing bigger numbers out there e.g. the 2500mah battery and the 16mp camera without considering how that would fit into a sub 9mm casing or stuffing all those ports into the base of the device where most companies quite like to house the antenna.

kupfernigk

Yes, the major manufacturers know how constraining are the technical requirements. It's like those kids that draw cars in the back of their schoolbooks - cars that you could neither get into nor see out of.

digitalhomeboy

I would say CrackBerry is supporting rather than promoting as there is a huge difference between the two. Whose to say that when I was doing the design I didn't factor thickness of keyboard, screen depth, motherboard design, and antenna layout. I had taken pictures of my Bold 9900 disassembled and use those as a reference of what I could do and couldn't do. Anything is possible and there really isn't a restriction when one thinks about it after looking at it.

On ergonomics, using modelling clay I was able to construct its proportions and use fishing weights to garner weight distribution on holding the device from different areas. The device is only 13mm in height difference from the Bold 9900 and is 15g lighter than the Bold 9900 - do you really think this would play a significant factor to an uncomfortable hold when typing. My 10 year old niece had no problems pretending to type and touch the screen and her hands are smaller and weaker.

If you paid attention to what's on the market or what will be coming to the market rather coming here to bash, bitch and complain you would know that the reported leaked Aristo will have a 2800mAh battery in a 9mm housing. What's to say that a 2500mAh can't fit in 8.8mm? These designs aren't set in far futuristic dates and are primarily aimed at 1 year periods. 16MP would fit it they figured it out instead of opting to go with 5MP just because it fits and couldn't be bothered.

If the base is common to radios and the connection ports are now there well then they'll have to again figure out the best solution to relocate the radios. Just because they did it in the past doesn't mean it is the best option.

Thanks for the shortsighted comment. I hope I addressed everything.

thequiche

*picks jaw up from the floor*
I LIKE! :-)

IqWaN

killer stuff... but i wanna go for a full touch...

IqWaN

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BB Playbook 32gb os 2.1.0.1032

cracklan

sorry but blackberry phone without trackpad means DEAD OF BLACKBERRY , at least for me or EPIC FAIL

polytan02

I love the blue version of it !!!

But honestly, the best Blackberry type ever is the Slider (such as 9800).

Let me explain : You have a full touchscreen when needed, which is perfect for "viewing" actions (Internet, email, rss, anything) and keeps the "Flow" feature available.

BUT we are all BB addicts due to the keyboard and how easy it is to write a text or a long message. Then, you slide, use your keyboard and slide back.

This is not the easiest design and there are more mechanics, but lets be fair : I PREFER A SLIGHTLY BIGGER PHONE than the slimmest ones to get a real keyboard, real battery and full size touch screen.

That's called compromise. ;)

robson21

I'd like the slide keyboard like the torch has.

toosweetnitemare

I would actually buy this one.. or as robson21 said, if it had a slide keyboard like the torch 9810

chosen1_88

Great design. I prefer it over the leaked design from RIM based on the photos only.

However, is it possible to have a removable battery in a phone this thin (8.8 mm)? It looks like it took a lot of design cues from the Motorola DROID RAZR, but I'm not sure how a usable, removable battery will fit in this phone given those dimensions.

westiewanderer

Im done wiping the drool off my KB. Q1 of 13 cant come fast enough!!
BlackBerry NATION!

revtech

Great design! Love it and would buy it in a heartbeat; I love this guy's stuff!

However . . . Now that the release date is soon approaching, isn't it basically impossible that we would get anything like this? I mean, I used to get all excited about the possibility of these renders becoming reality but now that we've seen the leaks isn't this basically moot (at least as far as consumer hopes go)?

Still... you do great work DHB, thank you for all your hard work (and by the way, do I detect more than a little iPhone 5 influence here in the design of the case bottom? I've seen your apple renders ;-)

T_C

Thats the bad part about these designs! As we have seen the leaks we pretty much know how the phones will look like, and thats a shame really, cause these designs look amazing, and we need something like that!

I was pretty much disappointed of seeing the leaks, especially after seeing the TK Victory and Discovery concepts!

And I have noticed the case bottom as well, it is inspired from the iPhone 5!

digitalhomeboy

Thanks guys. It was actually taken from the TK Discovery which was released July 17th. The first iPhone 5 prototype leak hit the web July 21st, but even that was uncertain. The change in the side speaker design is what influenced the bottom for the unified look. When more pictures surfaced on the iPhone 5, I was like...Oh sh*t, but I wasn't about to scrap it just for that.

Driftdreams

YES!!!!!!.... MAKE IT!!!!.... THIS IS THE KEYBOARD BB!) PHONE I WANT TO GET BEHIND!!! THIS is an AMAZING design... RIM SHOULD BE THROWING MONEY AT THIS GUY. EVERY design has been AWESOME!!!!. I'm in awe of these phones you design. @BBMarnel

a54

I had to add a comment that this is awesome. RIM please pay attention to this. Acknowledge this.

Thachoc1

Man those designs are beyond SICK!!!!!! You've got a real niche for design, and should really consider a position on RIM design team. I'm sure Kevin can put in a good word for you, I know i certainly would. LOL! Outfreakinstanding job!!!!

q649

Great work, but it won't (can't?) be manufactured by RIM.

The screen is not 1:1 ratio, which is the standard for their future keyboard phones.

Once again, fantastic mockup.

Coach57

Yes! This is it! The bold I knew I wanted as soon as I had a bold 9900... and I love my 9900!

i'm not sure 1:1 is the ratio that will hold up over time... it's not media friendly. Moreover, the screens are probably custom, which drives up cost.

mikeplus1

Sick, I would buy one of each right now and wait for BB10 to hit it!!

andrewmcwhirter

I'm usually not a fan of these concepts, but this one I really like! This I would definitely buy.

revtech

Notice how he cleverly includes a shot where his render is with the london & nevada leaks, specifically how his render is right next to the leaked nevada device . . kinda diminishes my excitement for the nevada :/

dperry360

Sexy new design dipped in blackberry juice. Great Job

Living Bold-ly!

AwJm

Really Nice concepts...

jkomo001

WOW. this is exactly what the n-series needs to be! exactlyyyy! whata great design. I'd buy it and I think others. I know the n-series isn't supposed to or going to be that much different then our bolds now, but this is a great way to take the similar design but have it looking amazinggg

kabelace

Very cool, would be the replacement for my 9900 in a heart beat

daveycrocket

I would give up my slider for that, fab design

Mr.Petrov

Wow...
I applaud to the person behind this design. This concept looks amazing. And if it could be made from metal and the removable back panel covered with grippy, rubbery material or even leather... I mean it would be a device to stick in every iPhone or Android owners face. It would be truly better than any of them. iPhones have always been made from more luxurious materials than Android phones and they are beautiful (until you unlock the screen and see the dated ugly OS which looks basically just as when it was introduced and feels almost like it did when it was launched apart from the maps which have gotten worse). Android devices on the other hand have very feature rich OS which is modified by every manufacturer to give it a distinct flavor, but apart from HTC uni-body phones they are mostly made of plastic. Therefore such Blackberry made from high-grade materials would allow it to objectively be more functional than iPhone and more beautiful and luxurious than Androids.
I just hope Thorsten Heins has seen these images and the response from readers.
And I hope the next qwerty Blackberry will look similar to this concept and be made from high quality materials and not plastic.

And once again - my respect to DigitalHomeBoy for designing this exquisite device concept.

Black_is_Back_Berry

incredible design DigitalHomeBoy! out of this world and surreal; so wish they were real....prefer the Victory over the justice with the curved rows; and would want buttons and trackpadas, if ever you were taking a poll of preferences. for that matter, RIM should know that the entire BB community would vote for a top position for you on their design team.

kraski

Love it, but I still prefer the Victory concept. The Victory screen is a tad bigger, it's both CDMA & GSM, plus LTE. And it's a little shorter, which makes the Victory more pocketable. But probably doesn't have the battery size proposed for the Justice. I'd be interested to see what they'd come up with for a slider with 4"+ screen and large battery.

cracked1up

WHAT A DEVICE, It truely would be the ultimate smart phone, one that you would stand in line for. "Truth- JUSTICE- and the Blackberry Way"

digitalhomeboy

That's just great! That should have been in my fake ads promoting the concept! Excellent idea.

jonraeth

The appearance and specs of this device is exactly the innovative thinking that can save Blackberry! I sure home Thorton is paying attention! Reasonable priced and a great OS BB10 experience and it will blow Apple out of the league!

gingoog66

PLEASE PLEASE BEST EVER..SWITZERLAND NEED THIS....WOW WOW

haringjuan

i love it!!! RIM can you please approved this and start the manufacturing…. i don't care if it is not BB10, just release a new model please...

C_McD

Well thought out - I personally prefer to stay with a keyboard whether it be a slider or similar to the TK5 Justice

gingoog66

If we put all together money , maybe rim build this phone as limit edition by number 001 to 999??????? I support this high end phone volks ..this style is mutch better then porsche...

lalston393

You can count me as someone who'd chip in, and yes, it makes the Porsche looks like a piece of junk. This came out at a good time, and the hope that RIM builds something even close to this will give people the strength to hold on, and wait for BB10. RIM, hire this guy already, if not for designs, then marketing.

mavricxx

OMG, LOVE IT! RIM PLEASE BUILD IT! BUt add the convenience keys.

gbilton

BUILD THIS DEVICE IT WILL SELL LIKE CRAZY

Smokeless Joe

AWESOME concept. If only it were the actual finished product.

ssbtech

Hmm.. still want a Torch slider - that way it could have the same aspect ratio as the L series and be easier for devs to build apps that work on both phones.

Oh well.

leejayh

The designer really got this right. If they do not make the slider for another 6 to 9 months, I have to get the keyboard phone. I would much prefer if Blackberry could add a little sex appeal into the phone.

fernandomagelan

Well done mate, that is really nice concept. ;)
That is how the BlackBerry keyboard phone should look like.

UnknownError507

Well done! Where i can pre-order this one?
Now i really have a tough decision between this blue72 and blade! RIM should really consider this concept or design in their next bb10 device!
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dbeddie15

I will agree that this is a remarkably appealing design. Props to digitalhomeboy.

If this were actually what the new BB's were to look like, things would get real interesting. Unfortunately that is not the case, as it seems to be generally understood that RIM will NOT make this phone, or likely anything even close to this awesome.

It is frustrating that you all act like this phone will actually ever be physically produced. Who knows if it even COULD be produced at the given specs (although DHB provides sufficient evidence that it may be feasible at least in the near future). As much as I would love to see this phone for real, unfortunately all this concept does is build false excitement and lead to disappointment when the real thing inevitably fails to come close.

drjames05

Love it as much as the TK Victory! Great work Digitalhomeboy! Have you by any chance had time to respond to http://n4bb.com/tk5-justice-blackberry-10-concept-gorgeous-feasible/?

Secondly, have you ever tried to get in touch with those at RIM regarding your designs? Maybe Kevin could set that up... We could only be so lucky.

digitalhomeboy

DrJames, thank you. Yes, I got in touch with Stephen via Twitter and posted 2 comments on the post itself. Understanding the direction and approach was that of today. Being a concept I do believe that they can be made in our 6-month future as you can see there are practicalities for real-world usage. Mind you some slight adjustments will need to happen and I do agree on some points that were pointed out, but I will remain stubborn that this is possible. People just need to believe that change needs to happen and possibilities are there for us to explore.

digitalhomeboy

Oh, and on Kevin...are you reading this....hook it up bro! lol

drjames05

Digitalhomeboy, put together a CV/portfolio including your designs for the TK victory and TK justice , and bring it to RIM head office in Waterloo! God, if u won't, give it to me and I'll drive it down myself and drop it off! Not even joking!

digitalhomeboy

Hi DrJames05, lol that would be great. If everyone wants to see a change I think physical letters might be the persuasive means. No one has reached out yet, makes me think...did I get something wrong?

teamfoster03

Phone looks awesome and makes me reconsider a bb10 phone. After seeing photos of what rim might do I decided I didn't want a bb10 phone yet. This design completely changes my mind. I just picked up a used 9810 to hold me over till a better bb phone came out (bb10 slider) I planed on keeping it for a year but if rim came out this this design i would buy it on day one. This looks 1000 times better than what rim and leaks have shown.

digitalhomeboy

@teamfoster03, Oh no that was not my intention to have people reconsider BB10. I only put out the design to help inspire and even drive inspiration for others (RIM). I do agree with you in regards to what has been leaked. We have to keep in mind what we saw was a render and not final. I do appreciate the compliment though.

harshadpatel

Plain hot osumness (droooooooooooling). I want this ASAP. RIM are you listening/watching??????

vulfadli

Can't believe this is not dropping come on RIM don't let us down!

This look really give proper I mean PROPER justice to the qwerty bb10 compared to the leaks version.

radlink14

I left android for blackberry one last time!! I REALLY hope RIM sees this and uses this concept! :O Or something very similar!

OneRanger5

I like it, but would still like to see the screen (and total length) increased by another 1/2 inch. To me, then it would be perfect.

Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital!

cocaice

I don't understand since 99.99% of us here are sooo exciting with the TK Justice design, why RIM just go to build and sell it ?! the x10 is soooo ugly!

Fnen90

still in love with this design!!!! DAMN RIM/BLACKBERRY!!

aaa_790810

Buy for sure!
Btw, is the tk justice officially out in the market?