Originally Posted by Dubdub
Keep in mind that it might only be a prototype or a mock up. And put a real BB with a QWERTY keypad in a clamshell probably isn't that easy.
While the plastics won't be final, the fact that the pics show a working OS does tend to imply that it isn't a mock up and that the final device will be pretty similar to that.
The way I look at it is, I don't like the look of the device and won't be buying it, but if it appeals to an audience that don't already have a blackberry then its a good thing, its not like blackberry have the same one size fits all attitude of certain other hardware makers.