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Old 04-30-2008, 09:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have to say hats off to BG for breaking the clamshell BB... looks kinda fresh..
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks like a great consumer device.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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its new...
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't know what to think about it. Looks a bit odd.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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could be just the notion though. it is new, just will take some getting used to. Remember the suretype devices at first? looked strange then too.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That is a fantastic looking device; if I were in the 90's

I wouldn't use that thing if it were free. I had a StarTAC in 1996, no need for one in 2008. Plz k thx.
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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it looks like there's something weird with the photos, like the image is stretched, or maybe its just a weird perspective. seems to be the size of a pearl when its closed!

photos are definitely taken in the manufacturing plant washrooms!
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Has anyone else noticed that the leaker is giving us the bird?
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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just wait til the specs come out, i mean...

there are some at&t phones that are uber big, but completely functional and efficient...

this one seems that way too. :]
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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hmm interesting....

so i guess a new os for these clamshells eh!
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted

I don't know about this. Looks odd to me.
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Gonna need more pics before I can give it my personal thumbs up/thumbs down. I want to see more views and get an idea of the thickness and outside appearance.
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:21 AM   #14 (permalink)
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u gotta think about this. It's basically a flip pearl which is cool. Still got ur suretype and now u have a bigger screen. I can see it now when u get a new email just flip it open and it will automatically open the message. This will be a perfect back up/weekend berry
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:25 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Hehehe. Since no one has asked it yet, let me be the first. "When is Sprint going to get this?"

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this is nothing new. samsung makes a flip running blackberry OS as well this maybe another model somthing like this already.
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:43 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by John Clark View Post
Has anyone else noticed that the leaker is giving us the bird?
LMAO that is hilarious +2 for the bonus laugh tonight! Studying really hurts my brain today for some reason. Too many empanadas I think along with Cervo ;).

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hmm interesting....

so i guess a new os for these clamshells eh!
Nah just a few augmentations in the xml/alx files? Well you know what I mean just cant think deep right now.

I think this looks FANTASTIC! Even if fake its incredible. Hats off to whomever designed this clamshell. Takes a wicked stab at SonyEricssons latest efforts at great clamshells like the Z780/w980i. However the outer screen has GOT to GO! put a larger OLED color in there to save battery life, and allow a mini Zen theme to display events, missed calls, profile in use, current song playing as a scrollable menu, and the ability for users to control the music playback (since no remote controll or allow A2DP/A2DVP control over BT as well). Also allow users to click on a menu key to see current playlist, scroll through it and to view pictures (not video though). Imagine being in a board room ... press 2 buttons 1st once, the second no more than 3 clicks and that little clamshell, while closed, the end user can glance down under the desk and see that perfect photo of their kid and bring an INSTANT smile to their face and get them BACK into the game ready to absorb that board room lecture/presentation ;).

Yeah RIM is definately going to increase another 3.5 million first mth this is released. I can see Madonna upgrading to this in a heartbeat!
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:58 AM   #18 (permalink)
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There are more pictures in the photo gallery here: BlackBerry Kickstart | The Boy Genius Report

I'm definitely not sold on it yet
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:12 AM   #19 (permalink)
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looks unreal. i want to say photoshop, but i don't know.
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I think the exterior finishing is probably not finalized as with all beta products. I can see the front as a dark grey or silver or black, anyway something sleek and shiny.

I'll say it's different. No harm having more choices for consumers whether you like it or not.
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