Touchscreen BB with slide out qwerty keyboard
Just saw this on Berry Reporter about Mr. T
We knew it was only a matter of time before we saw the first touchscreen BlackBerry with a QWERTY slider keyboard. With the Storm 2 set to be released in early October rumors of a new type of BlackBerry phone could overshadow the launch. Codenamed "Mr. T" and no that is not a typo, this new model BlackBerry is something we have never seen before from RIM. It will come with a full Storm style touchscreen and a full size QWERTY slider keyboard. If this news doesn't excite you then you're not a true BlackBerry fan.
According to Alejandro Salomon the phone will house the QWERTY keyboard underneath the phone which is different than the popular Sidekick and in my opinion is a better position for a keyboard. It will also include the ON/OFF and SEND/CANCEL buttons on the screen like we see with the new Storm 2. Even though we are still considering this a rumor Salomon insists RIM is already working on this phone and he is always a great source. One thing is for sure if "Mr. T" does turn out to be true it will certainly be huge news for RIM and the BlackBerry brand.
Here is the Link.
Last edited by snunes; 09-27-2009 at 03:49 PM.
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Thank you for your informative post. I am not sure this type is for me but I will wait and see.
agreed i'm done with the win mo style/htc devices...
Originally Posted by sunkast
Not speaking for all BBs as i'm not familiar with every chipset out there, but I can name at least 2 current models that ALREADY have a graphics chip (which is fully capable of OpenGL ES support). Unfortunately, due to the RIM OS, it sits completely unutilized in current OS builds.
Originally Posted by TilAllROne
Those current models are the 9500/9530 Storm and the 9630 Tour.
Both phones utilize the Qualcomm MSM7600 mobile chipset. The following is copied directly from the MSM7600 datasheet:
"Blazing fast 3D graphics rivaling the best dedicated handheld gaming devices
• Advanced 2D/3D graphics support with up to 4 million 3D triangles per second,
and 133 million 3D textured pixels per second fill rate
• Q3Dimension™ rendering engine with OpenGL® ES-compliant 3D graphics
• Supported by leading third-party game titles
• Dedicated hardware accelerating the entire 3D rendering process
• Up to Video Graphics Array (VGA) resolution"
as you see, just because a device CAN support something doesn't mean it contains the necessary software to do so. If the Storm did indeed make use of the 3D core, it would be capable of iPhone-level gaming at least graphics wise.
i dont like it...how am i to type and drive with a bb like that? thats an accident waiting to happen.
Sorry, but typing and driving is an accident waiting to happen, PERIOD. No matter what device you're using, it is wrong and shows disrespect for the safety and welfare of the folks you are sharing the road with. :irked:
Originally Posted by rookietrader
Now you've made Dave mad. You better watch out!hone:
Originally Posted by Dave12308
ok maybe i was saying typing and driving my bicyle...either way the keyboard sucks. you got to use 2 hand to type...i dont like it.
Originally Posted by Dave12308
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