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From the forums: The Z15 concept slider

Q15 Slider Concept
By James Richardson on 10 Mar 2014 06:36 am EDT
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BlackBerry concept time once again and this one is brought to us by CrackBerry forum member D_Gui who also gave us the recent Q15 compact concept that understandably had mixed views. This one certainly looks my cup of tea, although I'm not sure we need the screen to rotate, plus it would add to costs and potentially be something that could malfunction.

That said, I'm loving the concept forum thread we have going and it's awesome to see that there are BlackBerry fans out there sharing what they would like to see with future devices. 

With the Q20 news that was unveiled at MWC we know that the trackpad and function keys are making a return and in this slider form factor they would certainly come in handy. I loved my Torch 9800/9810 but whether we will see another slider from BlackBerry again is anyones guess. 

From the poll we ran a short while back it's quite clear that the CrackBerry nation would like another slider. 

Slider Poll

I'm sure BlackBerry will be taking these posts into consideration, although with their current situation in the smartphone market, bring a slider to us BlackBerry 10 fans is probably way down on their list of things to do. 

Sound off in the comments if you're liking the look if this one? I'm fairly sure most of you will be with me on my thoughts of the rotating display. Or will you? 

Head on over to the Concept forum for more details

193 comments

IJKBB10

Definitely a nice concept slider!!!

Have to say from creeping the android and iMore sites but not in depth as I could be wrong but it seems very obvious that Crackberry and BlackBerry have very passionate members and fans!!!!

Posted via CB10 with my  Z30

BB30000

Is it just me? That looks to be just a Z10 with a keyboard out the bottom. That is way too long! Also, 2 bezels?! How thick is that going to be!?

Via The BlackBerry Z10 Experience.

slagman5

Actually the bezel on the screen part would cover the bezel on the keyboard part. I think the reason the artist did it this way is so the keyboard would not be recessed with a bezel sticking out under the keyboard for the screen to rest on while closed.

Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10

Tim-ANC

Slide yes. Rotate no.

slagman5

Why not? If you don't want it to rotate, don't rotate it. If other people like the rotate feature, then it's good for them to have that option.

Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10

early2bed

It needs to rotate 180 degrees to go completely upside-down. Why? Never mind why. I have my reasons. It's rotating anyway so why not let other people have the option of rotating it all the way upside down. You are welcome to stop at 90 degrees of rotation if that's all you can handle.

Tim-ANC

Stark had one like that in the ironman movie. Thought it was cool back then. So sure, if that's what it takes to get a new BlackBerry slider, I'm for it.

slagman5

Personally I don't like having to slide the phone to get to my keyboard. I prefer the fixed physical keyboard because it's always there. But I'm all for options for others who might not share the same preference as I do.

Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10

AnandTaipan

Feel it is too long! Yes looks nice in Blue. But sliding always has its set of problems.

Posted using my Q10

Carmels

Agreed, I'm not a fan of slider phones. This concept isn't appealing at all due to its length and what's with the rotating screen?

Who do we think is going to use this phone Tony Stark! ;)
Hint: watch the first Iron Man movie.

Posted via CB10

Saucy10

Agreed

Posted via CB10

dtuivs

That Was a real phone *cough cough* LG vx9400

maclaskey

That's what she said lol

Posted via CB10

Jeevan Batla

It's spectacular but it came in the news news last year that the Z15 is gonna be os 15

Posted via CB10

slagman5

I think if they make a slider it shouldn't come with the "Z" label. They should have a new line, maybe since Q is for qwerty that S could be for slider? Although don't know how Z stands for anything to do with being all-touch but it's already done so...

Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10

knighty2112

Whilst I loved my old Torch 9800 going back to a slider is not something I would want to do. Physical keyboard even if it was in the form of a slider form is not my bag anymore.

Z10 In action here!

TrueKulcha

Have to agree with you here. I loved my torch while I had it but felt it was time to move on. The Bold4 or 9900 hung around for far longer than the 9810 and there's a reason for that. Even the menu buttons I'm now finding to be on the tacky side as well. Look straight ahead and keep moving forward. No time for sidestepping or backwards movement.

Posted via CB10

playbookie

Love the idea of a horizontal rotation! Maybe could be less tall. Thumbs up on this one (except the colour!)

Posted via CB10

Lostonline

I thought that was a cool looking concept, and would love to hold one to try.

Notice that even a "concept" has rotation issues for the home screen? (doh)

CDN BB

slagman5

Instead of rotating, I think it would be a better idea if the screen kind of hinges outward on one side so then you can stand it up on a table...

Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10

Maxz888

That is going to be a thick phone I'm suppose! Quite too long after sliding down the keyboard!

By awesome z30! Never regret..

BB10QNX

Heck yeah! This is it, go with it!

Tris77

I would always rather have a portrait keyboard. That's just me. Keep the concepts coming. Its a fact phone design is sXXt now!

Posted via CB10

PICS

i think that's horrible... sounds really 90's.. ;)

bighap

LG VX9400 flashback.

D_Gui

There seems to be a side view of the device now too...

jsanakonda

That is my private opinion.
When i looked on concepts that is only one conclusion: WTF are these people have a bit of taste? , don't think so. This concepts are ugly as hell. Z30 with keyboard it is my type for ugliest phone ever, who wants half a meter phone in pocket (if you will find one it fits).

Posted via CB10

TrueKulcha

Opinion might be private but trust me it's not exclusive lol. BlackBerry needs some form of screen uniformity here ad well.

Posted via CB10

Kanimir

Why half meter phone? When closed, it's the size of an average smartphone...

nevertoofar

I would buy it!

Posted via CB10

rhon3g

I want it black and red, Very strong color.

Posted via CB10

crackfinder

Terrible. The old good thing is the color.

10.2.1.1925 and never going back.

crackfinder

Stop with the physical keyboards already!

10.2.1.1925 and never going back.

maclaskey

Never liked the slider. I don't see this creating much demand. I know there is a market segment that really lives sliders but it seems it's not enough to support an entire model. Hard to say though.

Posted via CB10

mrmimz

Nice concept... I agree about the rotating screen (costs) and the added malfunction factor... I would love a new torch... come' on BlackBerry, I need my fix...

Posted via CB10

mokimoki

It looks good and that's it, it's not practical and it will be heavy, that's going back in technology.

Posted via CB10

TrueKulcha

I agree

Posted via CB10

jamila53

Looks like my cup of tea too!!

Posted via CB10

rickster2611

Nothing wrong in designing a concept slider device.

You have to listen to the market.

No one is buying sliders!! Period!!

Until BlackBerry starts to become the go to device. A slider device is going to be a pipe dream.

Bring me touchscreen and keyboard devices that are developer friendly.

At the moment Specs are king - 4.5 - 5.2 inch 1080p HD screen, extra long battery life, amazing front and back cameras, blisteringly fast GPU and CPU, expandable memory with a Graphene battery etc...

Posted via CB10

Prem WatsApp

Even though I gave up on smoking, I'd have that pipe (dream), no worries!

Always bought the more unusual phones, kind of a habit. But it needs some sort of an added benefit or a function that other (boring) phones don't have.

$600 AUD -> I will buy

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

RafiqK

I don't like it at all

posted with my BlackBerry Z30

Shawn Paul

I'm pretty sure LG had a phone of this design b4 so expect a law suite 4 this design if ever it gets 2 production. + this concept wouldn't work out

Posted via CB10

stevobbm

It's a bit crude, I like the keyboard though.
I think the way forward is the attached keyboard, the patent that BlackBerry put forward lately.

Posted on CB10 with the Q10

PavelSh

Quite interesting concept.

Posted via CB10

TheStoryUp

I'd buy it, I like that the screen rotates, but from a design aspects it I don't think it's practical. I'd hate to drop the phone with the screen rotated like that. Also get rid of the huge bottom bezel on the keyboard to shorten the overall length.

Zed30

xales

i dont like it .. touch keyboard much better for me to write in another languages

HristoChilov

NO!!! Look at the Torches, they look sexy, not this sorry. I'd love to see a real BlackBerry slider though

Posted via BlackBerry Q10

ypwandrews

Love the look of this one, but don't really see the need to add the potential issues of a rotating screen.

Posted via CB10

James Artis

I love it.

Posted via CB10

NavinNayak

Awesome.
I want one

Posted via CB10

moesaeed

I like it in blue but not a slider.. and I don't want to see a Z model device with physical keyboard that's a Q model thing. Plus sliders are so dead now.

Posted via CB10

deptech

$$$

Z30 on 10.2.1.537 in Canada

Rickster1

Maybe of Foxconn built it to a price point. We are almost to the edge of screen resolution and processing power versus battery life so if built with a price and market in mind it could capture a market segment. Slider needs to be on the length side versus width. Width makes it to high, better horizontal from a functional standpoint.

Posted via CB10

Mr.KLScott

Oh my gosh, half of Yall on this post can NOT be using a BlackBerry keyboard to post....too many errors. Anyway, the slider concept is just fine, but instead of having the screen swivel, why not use the innovative feature shown on TAT's company video, showing a user able to stretch the screen horizontally to view content on larger scale? Didn't BlackBerry acquire that very company?

Posted via CB10

keypad

This is fun.

Posted via CB10

aaronpan

Shouldn't the trackpad be on the screen part?

Posted via CB10

menshawy

Not against sliders at all but the rotating screen is ridiculous

Posted via CB10

tayl0rd

No. Just do a horizontal slider. This looks ridiculous.

YTDW2000

BlackBerry should seriously consider introducing different colours. This blue slider looks to be a winner.

Sent from my BlackBerry Z30

Eno Karapici

Are you joking ?

Posted via CB10

Sequester#WN

I like it. Should have the size of the Z10 and I'd definitely buy it. However, I would prefer a more decent colour.

Posted via CB10

mcolton73

I'm not sure if it has been done yet or not but, but why not one that slides out in landscape that is 3/4's of the phone but centered and angled to fit nicely in your hand. Think of all the free'd up screen real estate in landscape you could have. Honestly hold your Z in landscape and let your ring fingers and pinky fingers touch. You can almost see where it would be. The icing on the cake would be if it could somehow be contoured to fit and only be active in landscape. In other words when held in portrait you can still use the touch keyboard.

Posted via CB10

Emilian Axinte

The best concept ever. Hope to see that...

Posted via CB10

Craigash

Another Z10 with a keyboard added. These don't get old lol

Posted via CB10

sm88

It looks nice, but would be better if it was a bit wider just for the keyboard.

Posted via CB10

scuebydue

No trackball. No phone keys. And please no rotating screen.

ankurthegangsta

Awesome concept

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

ZEDTROSPEKTIV

This is the type of gimmickry stuff BlackBerry did prior BlackBerry 10 OS that got them in this mess it's too niche, and why should we have a physical keyboard when we have the best software keyboard in the industry

@ZEDTROSPEKTIV Via Z10

happygofishing

What I've been waiting for! People gripe about size, but my pockets are used to holding Berries with OtterBoxes, which add significant bulk for their protection factor. Not convinced of the rotation feature or the toolbelt being on the back panel, but I'm missing my Torch's screen real estate on my Q10, would upgrade in a heartbeat to this. Now make updates factory direct so I don't wait for ATT to release their gutted versions, and bring out a BB10 PlayBook, and I'll be loving BlackBerry again like I was with my 9800 :). Keep listening, there's a market!

tejas_jj

This concept will definitely work! Only thing is to reduce the bezels.

Posted via z10

MsProductivity

It's overboard! Too much! Keep it simple! I agree as well about possible hardware malfunction. I love the blue though!

These words are brought to you by my elegant and classy Z10 or Q10.

dejanh

That looks very...crappy and impractical.

Posted via CB10

Hockey711

What is this 2001?

Posted via CB10

Alex Keb

Garbage fix Q10 double typing

Posted via CB10

Red_Berry_21

yack :| i dont liek this design ratha have my Z10 thanks maybe if they built a diffrent design then yeah :/

KDB84

That's more like what I've wanted to see! Just not a fan of the rotating screen. Otherwise looms great!

Posted from my Z10 via CB10

xlumix

This Color! *-*
Make It So!

Posted via CB10

Bobtaro321

Wow man, I can't wait.

Posted via CB10

CrackberryQ

I prefer the slip on keyboard BlackBerry just patented. No need for slider anymore

Q10 Powered by 10.2.1.1925

benson0

Pretty nice except the color... but dark blue would be cool... we need a slider!!!

Posted via CB10

ilikebacon

I just want to say, I don't do sliders, but I would totally do this one!!!

Posted via CB10

RyanGermann

the rotating screen would be an engineering challenge but it would be neat if they could pull it off.

Posted via CB10

sm88

Ok guys, I scanned my z10 with max mobile security and it found a threat called "android.copycat.a" is that something I should worry about? Thanks

Posted via CB10

Pilot Prop

Other than the rotating part its a dope design.

Posted via CB10

CEO-Bruno

What design? If you take a good look, it's just a BlackBerry Z10 with Apple 5c I-Phone fruity colors.

Maybe fruity colors in limited production is good idea.

If your going to built on greatness of its predecessor BlackBerry Torch, the phone ergonomics is important. Phone should have tool belt below the screen. Not practical to place it sliding out. Track pad should come with security feature.

I also think future BlackBerry should have exceptional quality camera. The phone should be water resistant.

BlackBerry Lead

Do not Follow

Posted via CB10

Mr.Black.Berry

Kind of awkward in my opinion. Especially landscape texting. But hey, if it works for some of you, then I won't knock it. But just not for me.

BlackBerry 4Life

kjpeigan

I think I've out grown the old style BlackBerry phones...I've become adopted to the Z30 quite well and with the keyboard suggest flick...if anything...the Q10 with a 4" screen would be great...

Rocking the Z30 Regina SK Canada

HotGroove

I think this looks stupid. Thats just me though.

Posted via CB10

Vikneswaran Murugan

plz don't introduce this kind of models.... yuck

Posted via CB10

smarcuzzi

Beautiful concept. Personally I don't like sliders. Although according to the polls I am minority.

Posted via CB10

Atmarix

Honestly, I would love to get bes of both worlds but damn this looks ugly with that sideways screen.

From my White Z30

rjkolo

Concept is Light but I worry that it would be very top heavy and holding it would be and feel awkward.

Posted via CB10

VinnyVon

Awesome concept phone! Blue looks great too.

Von-Z30

Pam Pam Naraidoo

That's no good back to the drawing board

Parma

Posted via CB10

BBREADY

Looks like another old blackberry. We need something fresh that no other phone maker can top!
The color is nice though!

Posted via CB10

JohnnyTwo-Shoes

I do believe there is a place for this device. Personally, it's not for me, even though the Torch was my favorite device before my Z10. Flicking words up on the screen is so efficient, it's miles ahead of any of their previous keyboards, and most likely any of their future boards, as well.

Posted via CB10

Rohan Sadula

Instead of a slide keyboard, why doesn't BlackBerry make a case with keyboard attached... that way it wont have to worry about thickness and durability and users can decide whether to have only touch or with keyboard experience

Posted via Ro's Z30

bradpromac

I agree, this thing would be very top heavy. I don't like the swivel display either, there would be a lot of broken phones out there.

AmaZ30ed by my awesome BlackBerry Z30

iNeoEon

Damn! I love it already ! But how thicker you think It would be?

Me?! I keep movin'!

NursingNinja

I'd be happy if they could make it more similar to the torch form factor.

Posted via CB10

VinnyVon

That is a very chic concept phone! Hope it becomes a real phone at some point too! The S50 Slider phone was a great looking concept phone as well. I have a Z30 now but I would definitely love to get my hands on a slider if/when one is one the market!

Von-Z30

samchitto

There are two things that I would love BlackBerry to do: rewrite BlackBerry 10 OS to 64 bits and release a slider.

Posted via CB10

Marshall Tigner

I like this one veddy much. If it's durable

Posted via CB10

tony123ny

I always thought that a phone like Samsung's variant of the sidekick with a blackberry created physical keyboard running bb10 would be killer. I could see BlackBerry licensing the hinge for sammy's sidekick and making a "slider" version of the z30.

Posted via CB10

drewysta

I like! Just worried about reliability due to the moving parts!

Posted via CB10

rajbir01

Haha. Nice concept. Looks like a Z10 pasted on top of one if the Q concepts.

Posted via CB10

all3n7

Nope. Not a fan of slider. BlackBerry don't need to build one.

"Initiated from my Q10 "

Fish Crackers

Yeah I would be interested in this. I never owned a slider. Currently own a Q10 and there are times I have screen envy looking at Z30 but then that quickly disappears as I type on my physical keyboard. I think they. Should try manufacturing a slider and sell it where the BlackBerry market is hot. If it does well, move it onto other markets.

Posted via CB10 on Q10

pumbum

i would rather want to know when will they add more languages supporting OS10? My native lang is not supported.. *sigh*

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

VR6

Fugly, but at least the colour is nice

bbfanboi

Some may hate me for saying this, but those keys and touchpad are a thing of the past. They're totally redundant with BB10. BB7 needed them because of the cursor controls, and the OS didn't have quick access to those functions - phone answer/hangup, back button, menu. BB10 does answer that call and makes it easy to do all these things! Why do we need to carry them forward?

BlackBerry must put the past behind them and move swiftly forward. The past isn't called history for no reason - learn from it. Look what hanging on to the past has done to some large organizations. Companies who hang on to tightly to the past are the ones that find the path forward much more difficult than the rest. They lose.

BlackBerry - MOVE ON!

axllebeer

Not bad. I could dig this.

Posted with my CB10 using the power of " Q "

deercreekmichael

Not for me but more choices for differing preferences is good unlike the other fruit company.

Posted via CB10 on my Z10

Michele Guzzini

Oh no! Please no no no!

via my super Z10

Menesht12

If it is this exact design then yes I would want it because it looks awesome. The only thing that annoyed me is that I bought my Z10 for a high price when new so I can't sell Z10 for a good enough price and buy this. That sucks.

Posted via CB10, Z10

elhot69

Umm, Well i get damage the Flex of my 9800 two times, and is very expensive fix that, i dont like sliders anymore.

If the virtual Keyboard on blackberry is the best, why you want a Sliders?, if you die for a Keyboard buy one Q series.

BoldWorld

I want a big screen is that hard to understand?

Posted via CB10

elhot69

Get a Z30, 5" screen, the best virtual Keyboard

xiaohuaxing

I can just see the Sidekick comparisons now

Posted via CB10

xiaomao zhang

设计语言明显不合理。

Posted via CB10

early2bed

I would love to see someone talking on the phone with the thing in the T configuration. I don't think I would be able to stop laughing.

egzonoo

Noo solider

Posted via CB10

artie

Horizontal slide would be best otherwise it would be top heavy.

elspicano

Slider phones are a waste of time.

Posted via CB10

BoldWorld

Why would the slider be why down the list for BlackBerry more than the silly belt that they are putting back now?

Posted via CB10

xJaesaan

A well played card.

Posted via CB10

jiminica

I guess I'm one of the few that actually liked this concept. I loved my BlackBerry Torch. My youngest son loves it as well.

To have it rotate when i'm doing a long document, or editing powerpoint slides is phenomenal.

Posted via CB using my Q10

SonySandy

No rotated screen alignment means abject fail in my book. Current z10 is bad enough when you rotate it stays in portrait mode. :(

Posted via CB10

jwyoungy

That's a cool looking phone, I would probably buy that

Posted via CB10

nucks26

Awesome!!

Posted via CB10 for Z10

Tyler Silver

Yes in every way if it is released next year it will be my next phone...

Posted via CB10

Tyler Silver

Especially if it's as thin as a z10...

Posted via CB10

musclevnl780

Looks good, but not for me.

Posted via CB10

musclevnl780

Still waiting for the Q20

Posted via CB10

troymorr

I would like this phone, i dont like having to keep my phone with the rotation lock off,causes to many issues, so by having this available would really work for me

Posted via CB10

Buzz88

The track pad protrudes and therefore couldn't be on the keyboard section, it would have to be on the display section.

HedoBum

A slider sounds cool but I found that with my old Torch, I would tend to ignore the slide out keyboard for the on screen one.
It was just easier for me to type on screen than to slide out a keyboard first. The keys on the old Torch were somewhat small, too. My big fingers tended to have a problem finding the keys sometimes during those late night drunken texts to my ex.

Posted via CB10

yasikhi

BlackBerry please!
Why going backward. Slider will make the phone more delicate and somewhat ugly.
BlackBerry needs improvement in

Camera pixels
More options in camera
Optical stabilization
Gorilla glass
Minimum 4.5 inch touch screen
Minimum 450ppi with super amoled
Battery life improvement
Phone security one button option

There must be an option to freeze the touch option screen to watch something without hesitating to touch screen by mistake .

Posted via CB10

RP Singh

I want it.

Sent from my iPuh-lease-as-IF

Bram de Wilde

This i would buy!

Posted via CB10

Bobtaro321

Aggressive styling.

Posted via CB10

SNiPPYUK

I'd buy it.

Posted via CB10

SNiPPYUK

Especially if it comes in that blue

Posted via CB10

mikesz10

Awesome awesome awesomeness!!!!

Posted via CB10

JAM25

Looks fucking raw!!!

Posted via CB10

Gees97

Looks nice. But only reason it looks nice is because it's blue. Other than that I would expect people to complain about screen detaching after a few months of use

Posted via CB10

ejp279

I WANT THIS!!!!!

Posted via CB10

SlcCorrado

Good God... If that thing doesn't break it'll be a miracle

drnguyenn

WHAT! Why rotate it and have a track pad? With the track pad you're just making the keyboard smaller and more difficult to type.

Posted via CB10

iDefected

Nice looking phone

Posted via CB10

stefanozao

BIG SCREEN AND KEYBOARD! BEST OF BOTH!!!

gibsoje74

Now this junt is cold.

Posted via CB10

SlackerKing

It's a nice concept but I think the keyboard is too cramped. Also, if you have the screen rotated you can't prop it up without the handset wanting to tip over from being top heavy.

Posted via CB10

D_Gui

Actually won't be top heavy... As you can see the display, front speaker & mic as well as FFC are the only things on the sliding part, the battery and other 'heavy' components are in the base...

JP Yow

This is my dream phone. Who cares how tall it is when the keyboard is in use? As long as it stores small. The rotation mechanics would be a fascinating challenge. My Torch was bulletproof when sliding but rotation would require a new system. Though two tracks that go straight up -then click into place - with one then further curving up on a circular path to the left and the other curving back down on a circular path to the right - then clicking into place again - might work.

This is the best thing I've seen on CrackBerry and would buy in in a heartbeat.

Posted via CB10

Courtnie Harris

When does the blackberry Z15 comes out because my mother inlaw myrlann wants it

Posted via CB10

Albert Patterson1

another weird concept from crackberry forum.

papi french

Hi.
Yes i would go for a slider.

smnlcm

I like the idea. Color is so cool. Nice phone concept.

Posted via the Android CrackBerry App!

urskruz

it is looking superb! if it's real, it will be charming in markets

BryGlenn Malong

This is like my design back when the day before Blackberry Jakarta was announced. But my design was like a Blackberry Jakarta and i remove the touchpad because blackberry 10 OS was design for touchscreens smartphone.

adi_z10

Good

BlackBerry Pilipinas

canuckbear

Its all about touch now.

canuckbear

... yeah I know, that's what she said.

anon5129477

the screen looks like it could break easy

justinshane

Might be tight.

Posted via CB10

BCLoco

Winner!

Posted via CB10

jestergargoyle

Doesn't matter how brilliant the phone is just make sure the battery lasts more than ten minutes

Posted via CB10

BBMarnel

OMG!... NO, kill it! No sliders. I don't want to see another slider concept, let alone one that looks like that.

"Men's Fashion & Lifestyle" BBM Channel: C001214D9

brianhlane

AGREED!!!! OMG PLEASE SO SLIDER!

beansiegc

I use to love my physical keyboard but now having the Z10 don't think I could go back now.

Posted via CB10

Clark Van Herrewege

That rotated screen is just ridiculous. Why? If it's to watch videos, why would you need a keyboard for that, you can just hold the phone in landscape...

Posted via CB10

brianhlane

omg no!!!!!! PLEASE NO SLIDER!

rudedogg585

I know the reason for these concept phones is because some people still love the qwerty board and want a bigger screen. BUT lets get ovet it. ALL touch screen is the way to go. Lets build a KILLER Z30 type phone. It took me a while but I learned to type on my z10- z30. Loving it!!!!

Posted via CB10

Joseph Kelly3

It looks too long and it looks just like Z10 with keypad at the bottom. The slide part and the screen twist is a no no 4 me.

Posted via CB10

lionkai10

I would buy one as soon as it hits the stores

Posted via CB10

Azhar

So sorry to say what an ugly piece of fon and colour!!

Posted via CB10

prince Alloosh

Yes we need it! But the color should be a choice!! :)

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blackburry4lyfe

Don't really like that concept. It's too long. If the new slider is kind of like the torch but a little more slim and sexy. It would be perfect. O and make sure it comes to verizon pre loaded with 10.2.1 because I have a q10 and I still haven't seen my update smh

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abeurschgens

Slider, yes, rotate no...undermines productivity position of having too many things to do to simply type out over the QWERTY keypad.

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Johnny Hurst

What the hell? I'm only using this crap blackberry til I can get another droid, so I can't get my Google voice calls directed to blackberry?

kevinbottawa

I like the rotation feature. It let's people see their screen in landscape mode while they type.

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RonBHolmes2nd

I have little interest in a slider but I love that color :)

BBzed10

Nice, but after 2years I still can't get the "Blackberry Blade" concept out of my head. That style with updated specs would be a killer.

supermocha

that's great!
looking forward to coming soon!