The Top 5 BlackBerry Leaks That Were Never Released As Actual Products!

By Bla1ze on 31 Mar 2014 12:44 pm EDT
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BlackBerry Magnum

The BlackBerry Bold 9000 was one of the best BlackBerry devices ever, and after it was released it seems like BlackBerry got right to work on the next version. One of the things they came up with was the BlackBerry Magnum. It was essentially a mix of the Bold 9000 and a BlackBerry Storm. It had a SurePress screen that clicked, full QWERTY keyboard, and no trackpad. Needless to say, it was weird and we can see why it was scrapped, but it's still pretty cool to look at.

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The Top 5 BlackBerry Leaks That Were Never Released As Actual Products!

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Omg I need that first blackberry 10 device :'(

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not really, it has a touchscreen that's also a button!

Think about it, instead of tapping on the screen you just have to press harder saving more time than a trackpad; so there'd be no need for it.

but now there's an empty space, if they put something else where the trackpad was, like say a fingerprint scanner then it'd be THE BEST BLACKBERRY EVER

Right !!!!! I would be so happy to toss my ipad out on the interstate to be able to buy a QNX powered BB10 10"Playbook.

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Omg I need that first blackberry 10 device

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The BlackBerry Blade looks alot like the Z30 but with rounded edges.

We need more originality from BlackBerry NOT Samsung / Apple copies.

BlackBerry...Get it done!!!!

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- Blackberry designs are not copied from either Samsung or Apple .. BlackBerry always have always given priority to Function than form which is the main reason you get an ergonomic phone from BlackBerry all the time.

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So umm what do you suggest they do? Circular phone shapes!? Smh apple and Samsung invented shapes now

From zee coolest flicking smartphone ever

It would be cool if in a future iteration of BB10 you had the option of Active Frames as they currently are, or the PlayBook style as seen above.

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I agree! I still find switching between apps to copy paste on BB10 awkward compared to the playbook.

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I think BBRY should put that out. It would be a great choice especially nowadays that everyone streams content. I'd buy one in a second.

Good list. The Magnum would've really made no sense. What's the point off a surepress screen and a keyboard lol

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Maybe the new q20 will look something like the Magnum did, old bold style, tolbelt and touch screen with the old bold style smile

The point if the SurePress keyboard was that you got that tactile response from physically pressing the screen. It was slower than a capacitive touch screen but more accurate once you got practiced at it. It was s good design (they won an award for it) but poorly implenented (especially on the Storm 1).

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Edit: Loads fine on CB10 app, not so much on Chrome.

The London looks really cool, I would love the PlayBook style layout. Swiping right or left between open apps is just so makes sense.

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The London definitely would have been more appealing to the eye than today's BB10 devices. I still hope that they, some day, truly step out of the box and produce a different looking device - follow up on one of the concept designs that people have put out. Even if it is jot exact, come as close as possible. It would do wonders for sales.

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I can see a 10" PlayBook 2 coming in the near future, but that's when BBRY has been stabilized and somewhat profitable. I know many companies and schools rely on tablets.

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I remember when that image of the London first showed up.

I didn't like it then, and still can't stand the angled corner look now. Something about it looks old and a bit gaudy to me. Probably why I don't like the look of the Z30 now - even with the bright metal finish panel only on the bottom.

I love the look of the Z10, and I'm very glad they went for a more understated look. I just wish the plastic body parts didn't dent so easily.

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Why all the leak articles lately?

Seems like Mr. Chen pissed in CrackBerries cherrios and y'all are getting revenge.

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Lol...I was thinking the exact same thing the other day. :-D...Kevin bombarded us with leak after leak article after Chen's announcement. It was kind of like a mini tantrum. :-D

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What about the z10 docking station (with hdmi)?

With the ability to use BB10 in landscape. Sure hope full landscape comes with 10.3.

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First BlackBerry 10 device looks good and the UI is better than BB 10.2. I love PlayBook UI :(

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Glad there was no BlackBerry TV or 10 inch tablet, 7'' is where all the action is and how would BlackBerry have managed to have got access to the content rightsv

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I'm not going to sugar coat it but the BlackBerry London should have been the Z10 and we should have an option on the current active frames we have now and the PlayBook style man the London was beast of a device maybe could have been a 4.7 to 5.2 inch display #shrugs

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I'd like to see options for the home screen on the next update. Having the ability to hide icons like the BBX UI is something I want and the option to turn it off and have BB 10 on would be cool. BlackBerry 10 would be the first OS with option of changing the home screen.

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Glad the storm(s) was the first and last device with the surepress screen. Not too sure what they were getting at with that. Just seemed like a terrible idea to make the whole screen clickable IMHO.

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I stopped purchasing video content from blackberry because I had no way of watching them on TV. ( in good quality) if they bring back the cyclone, it would get me to purchase again as I would have a place to store my videos

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The Cyclone would be awesome. And it'd be a new product for BlackBerry, which might be good for business. Maybe a special hdmi dongle would be nice too.

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Yes, if they would have issued a metal framed London with an upgraded Playbook OS they would have got to market sooner and would have been much more successful.

And now I say
BlackBerry Magnum = Q20

I mean not officially but it would make sense.

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Whats interesting about the Cafe series shown above is what looks like a trackpad built in to the bottom bezel in the center.

I still enjoy my PB very much but there had been times I wanted a bigger screen and that 10" would have been perfect. For now I purchased a 10" surface to keep me company besides the PB :-).

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BlackBerry Magnum was a great idea if they would have kept the trackpad. Its basically going to be the new bold for OS7 or a new blackberry 10 device.

The Cyclone device would be an excellent addition to boardroom monitors everywhere, let alone home use. Consider the number of business BB users, and the practicality of a device like that. Why that concept was abandoned is beyond me.

If you going to do multi-page content, please have the content fill up entire pages. I see no need in viewing more pages when you haven't filled up the page I am on.

Getting too desperate for page views will diminish your time per page metric.