New, cheaper BlackBerry slider in the making?

Perhaps unhappy with how sales of the Torch 9800 are going, RIM now reportedly wants to launch a new BlackBerry slider that should be smaller and cheaper than the first one.

BBleaks has it that the new slider smartphone will be “entry-level” – this means carriers could offer it for under $100 on contract.

Of course, the Torch 9800 is itself $99.99 on contract at AT&T as of Monday, so the upcoming BlackBerry should be offered for $50 or something like that.

There’s no word yet if the new slider will run BlackBerry OS 6 – although it should. Being smaller than the Torch, the handset might come with a SureType keypad instead of a full QWERTY one – it could look like the mockup seen above. More details as we get them.

Via IntoMobile

Author: Florin

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  • Anonymous

    In my opinion, the BB 9800 is so great! i love the BlackBerry? 6 and a large screen, I love the full-featured music player that allows me to see full album art and track listings in portrait or landscape. I love the 5 MP camera with flash, continuous auto-focus and image stabilization, plus 11 photo modes and video recording, and I also download a free blackberry video converter! they are perfect!