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.

74 comments

mzway

Wow!!! I haven't seen some of these devices!!! But what a great info!

Posted on a sexy QTEN

Festal

Omg I need that first blackberry 10 device :'(

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YourMobileGuru

I have to say that would have been a great launch device.

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

Gvo1975

Eish!That 'trackpadless' device is damn ugly!....ewww!!

Incurable Q10 Syndrome

Koepman

And useless

Since 2010 

xalicks

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

meherzad87

The code name London looks sex as fcuk wish they would have released it as a Z10 damnnnn

Posted via CB10

Maal628

+1

#PoweredByBlackBerry

justinian2220

Looks like a metal case. Beautiful!

Posted via CB10

maliz23

It is the Z10, they just changed the top and bottom sections...

wtrmlnjuc

Which is why it doesn't look nearly as good anymore. The concept was sexy.

andriykoua

Interesting

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Koepman

10in PlayBook :))))

Since 2010 

LeroyP09

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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Festal

Omg I need that first blackberry 10 device

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tufcustomer

That PlayBook though....

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rickster2611

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!!!!

Posted via CB10

Rohit_K

- 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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spikesolie

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

From zee coolest flicking smartphone ever

somerandombbusername

I'd still buy that BlackBerry London!

YourMobileGuru

Same here. Launch it with modern specs and I'd get one in a heartbeat.

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

john_v

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.

Posted via CB10

Creaturefear

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

Proudly posted with a Z30 via CB10

KDB84

Really would have liked the media box/cyclone.

Posted from my Z10 via CB10

thatplaybookguy

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.

iwasspartacus

You already have a device that doesn't have a native Netflix app.

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axllebeer

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

Posted with my CB-Q10 using the power of " Q "

BriniaSona

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

YourMobileGuru

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).

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

Coffee Shampoo

That first versión of BB10 sure looks better than what we have now...

Star Wars fan? Come join us C00121E8E

ad19

This page isn't loading properly for me. Only the BlackBerry presentation image is showing, no slideshow.

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

sibeans

yep, Black Forrest was probably at the top of my list for unreleased BB devices.

EchoesFX

I'd love to get my hands on that 10 inch PlayBook prototype. XD

Posted via CB10

mszbzltn

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

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App - Because the native CB10 app sucks so many ways. It is a SHAME!

randynjaimie

I still think about the Blade...

Posted via CB10

LyBerry

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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nt300

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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karan.punjab

london is z10. this is "Blackforest"

G-bone

Would STILL like a 10" PlayBook!!

#IchooseBlackBerry10

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joeldf

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.

Posted via CB10

BB fan forever

BlackBerry London should of been the Z10. That device would of stood out way more too.

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BerryRipe

Why all the leak articles lately?

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

 BlackBerry Q10 

BlueHeel

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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canadian nick

I would love the 10" PlayBook and I have to say the UI for BBX is pretty appealing.

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giblet76

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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jevinzac

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

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abeurschgens

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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shredney

Hey Bla1ze, the Cyclone arrived this morning.

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Vector-SS

Awesome. It would be cool if you started a thread about it to keep us all in the loop! Thanks!

HUNTZODIAC

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

Posted via CB10

Double_De

Why can't we get the UI change that is on the BlackBerry London for 10.3?????

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luv4berrycrack

I love the chopped corners of the London. Wish the Z10 had those corners chopped.

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maliz23

Yeah, but then all the haters would be saying that BB stole the design of the Moto Droid RAZR.

BlackJack-21

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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the brother

Anybody buy that Cyclone off eBay? does it work?

Riddymon

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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raymond

I don't want a new PlayBook. I want blackberry to care about the one I have now

Stop, drop, and roll.

peter0328

I wish the Cyclone was released. I want a full BlackBerry ecosystem :)

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berrymanicpie

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

Posted from my Awesome Z10!

kimoi

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.

Posted with my Z10 via CB10

birdman_38

It is a compelling concept, but it is a consumer accessory that Mr Chen probably could not be bothered with.

Bbnivende

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.

redsaph

And now I say
BlackBerry Magnum = Q20

I mean not officially but it would make sense.

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Drenis

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

ots1960

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 :-).

Posted Via CB10 Using my Great Z30, PB or Q10

Shisheen H

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.

Rootbrian

I liked all of them. :D

donaldblair

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.

the_real_mikeyb

I want the 10inch playbook! :)

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Ashish Kishore

I don't know why i like BlackBerry but i am proud of my selection.

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D.Vader

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.