RIM BlackBerry slider coming soon?

It looks like RIM is getting ready to launch a BlackBerry smartphone with a sliding QWERTY keyboard in the vein of the Palm Pre.

There aren’t any official details about this at the moment, but BGR says the new BlackBerry slider will feature Wi-Fi 802.11n, and a 360 x 480 pixels display, most probably touch-sensitive. It will run BlackBery 6.0 OS – which seems to be that new touch and Web-friendly OS that we’ve heard about not long ago.

Reportedly, the unannounced RIM smartphone is a GSM/HSDPA device, so AT&T or T-Mobile could launch it in the US.

The image below probably doesn’t show the real BlackBerry slider, but it’s the only one available:

RIM BlackBerry slider

RIM has patented some interesting form factors in the last few years, so the existence of a Palm Pre-like BlackBerry is certainly possible. After all, if the company has a clamshell smartphone, why not a slider, too?

Author: Ilinca Nita

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