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Old 06-14-2010, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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According to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal, Research In Motion is currently testing a number of new devices, including at least one phone which has both a touch screen and a slide-out keyboard. The Journal's sources said of the device that it is similar to the iPhone, and supports swiping from screen to screen, pinch-to-zoom features, and a landscape software QWERTY keyboard. It will also have customizable home screens, which users can populate with the applications of their choosing. The phone also has a universal search feature, which will let users search for content or information on the device, the web, and even social networking sites. It will include the latest browser from RIM, which will be based on Apple's WebKit. The Journal's sources say that the browser is much faster than the current BlackBerry browser, and will support multiple open pages at a time. The phone will have 4GB of on-board storage and a five megapixel camera. The device in question runs BlackBerry 6, RIM's newest operating system that it plans to launch at some point later this year.

RIM Testing Touch-Based Slider (Phone Scoop)
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Talk to me.......this sounds very interesting, did the article hint at when it might be released?
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Talk to me.......this sounds very interesting, did the article hint at when it might be released?
You can read the article at the link provided. That link gives another link to the WSJ article but really no additional info. I certainly would not hold my breath waiting for it even though it does sound nice.

But I have to admit, even that ithingy is starting to sound good right now. I think I can hold off on the urge to buy a new phone for a while since my Tour is only 3-4 months old.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Is it the 9800 Slider suppose to be going to AT&T?
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It is GSM AFAIK, so most likely it will land there.
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Looks like it will be GSM, and it is another BOLD. Here is a good link with some awesome pics.

BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider Coming To AT&T With BB OS 6.0 Inside xxx8211; SoftSailor
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The WSJ is a little behind the times on this one. Crackberry and Engadget has been all over this thing since last May, with rumors of the slider since maybe last March. The 9800's specs are known, pics and videos of it running OS 6 have been seen, and the new name is likely going to be "Torch" instead of "Bold" - although that's not a definite yet.

Check out the most recent pics from June 24th - running with the AT&T start-up screen at:

Exclusive: BlackBerry 9800 for AT&T fully exposed! -- Engadget

Oh, and isn't there a group on this forum already for the 9800?

Yes, it's at.... General 9800 Series Discussion - Slider - BlackBerryForums.com : Your Number One BlackBerry Community

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Old 06-29-2010, 10:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Smh should have went to T-Mobile draghts we need an exclusive bb model.
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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looks really nice
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Oh, and isn't there a group on this forum already for the 9800?

Yes, it's at.... General 9800 Series Discussion - Slider - BlackBerryForums.com : Your Number One BlackBerry Community
That forum was only created on the 24th. I wasn't even aware it was there until you mentioned it.
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It's good when we will have new RIM handset to choose.
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Exclamation new BB devices - slider launch 8/3 - NYC

as reported on NY Times -- google it - I cannot post links / URLs yet

RIM is expected to announce the launch of the slider 9800 handset at a joint BlackBerry-AT&T Inc event in New York next Tuesday morning.

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my Curve 8900 is upgrade-eligible in September... looking forward to a lot of NEW choices
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