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codyman 01-19-2011 04:29 PM

Has anyone heard if....
They will ever be a blackberry with a sideways slider - a full length slider with a full keyboard? The tourch is fine, but the slider is still the noraml width of the device. Now, a side slide out would be cool and, obviously, the display would need to compensate for using the device sideways instead of upright.

Anyone heard if this is in the plans?


Dubdub 01-19-2011 05:08 PM

Re: Has anyone heard if....
None that I have seen or heard about.

joesbirds 01-19-2011 07:04 PM

Re: Has anyone heard if....
there have been talking about one but nothing in production yet of a landscape slider check it out on


aiharkness 01-19-2011 07:13 PM

Re: Has anyone heard if....
RIM seems to be willing to make anything -- sort of like the expression, "Let's throw it against the wall and see if it sticks."

My bet is you'll probably see one from RIM eventually.

But I really have absolutely no information, nor educated guess.

jimn367 01-21-2011 03:38 PM

Re: Has anyone heard if....
I sen to recall engadget having a post about a RIM patent concerning a sideways keyboard over a year ago. It could have been before the Storm even came out. Nothing ever materialized.

jimn367 01-21-2011 03:42 PM

Re: Has anyone heard if....
Here is what I was thinking of:
RIM patents a QWERTY slider, HTC lawyers perk up their ears -- Engadget

Probably one of the Torch concepts that got left behind for the Pre-like slider (yes I know Samsung had a PPC phone, the i730, with a similar slider first, but not many people kow about that device)

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