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housej55 10-02-2007 08:06 AM

Blackberry Flip phone?
 
Do you think Rim will ever come out with a flip phone? I understand it would be a little challenging typing out messages, but to have a smaller phone with the reliability of email would be great !

jeremyckitching 10-02-2007 08:10 AM

I do believe consumers would be interested in something like this, especially if it had the reliability of the BlackBerry. Who knows, maybe they will at some point.

JSanders 10-02-2007 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by housej55 (Post 689758)
but to have a smaller phone with the reliability of email would be great !

Have you ever held the 8100 in your hand?

housej55 10-02-2007 08:18 AM

Yes, nice and small.

LunkHead 10-02-2007 08:19 AM

BB Flip phone??? Never happen..... I hope

housej55 10-02-2007 08:23 AM

You hope that they don't come out with a flip phone? If so.. why?

ArgonNJ 10-02-2007 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by housej55 (Post 689789)
You hope that they don't come out with a flip phone? If so.. why?

Some here don't like any change when it comes to BB. Thats all I'm going to say.

JSanders 10-02-2007 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by ArgonNJ (Post 689798)
Some here don't like any change when it comes to BB. Thats all I'm going to say.

Yea, I am still using that carved granite disk as a trackwheel.

LunkHead 10-02-2007 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by JSanders (Post 689822)
Yea, I am still using that carved granite disk as a trackwheel.

Even though I blocked the guy I still have to read his garbage when people quote him...

He likes to pick fights.... Be gone please....

BryanHarig 10-02-2007 11:14 AM

I think that the way RIM sees it, Blackberry Connect is for flip phones.

TBOLTRAM 10-02-2007 12:12 PM

Why not? I am not a fan of the Pearl but some people are and more power to them. Main issue is can RIM provide desirable products that people will buy now and in the future. If that includes a flip phone why not? I think my wife would be seriously interested. She likes my 8830 but does not like the size.

So for a homework assignment redesign the Pearl into a flip phone. First prize is Lunk buying the beer. ;-)

Pinman 10-02-2007 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by TBOLTRAM (Post 690147)
Why not? I am not a fan of the Pearl but some people are and more power to them. Main issue is can RIM provide desirable products that people will buy now and in the future. If that includes a flip phone why not? I think my wife would be seriously interested. She likes my 8830 but does not like the size.

So for a homework assignment redesign the Pearl into a flip phone. First prize is Lunk buying the beer. ;-)

I Think RIM would come out with a slider like the HTC Shadow/Juno before they come out with a Flip....to hard to in corporate the keyboard with a slanted screen...easier with a slide!...just MHO.

jsconyers 10-02-2007 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Pinman (Post 690301)
I Think RIM would come out with a slider like the HTC Shadow/Juno before they come out with a Flip....to hard to in corporate the keyboard with a slanted screen...easier with a slide!...just MHO.

I would tend to agree with this. However, if you look at some of the full QWERTY slide style phones like the AT&T 8525 or the VZW XV6700, the size of these devices are massive. They are like bricks. IMO, that would defeat the purpose of what the OP was looking for.

ArgonNJ 10-02-2007 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by jsconyers (Post 690315)
I would tend to agree with this. However, if you look at some of the full QWERTY slide style phones like the AT&T 8525 or the VZW XV6700, the size of these devices are massive. They are like bricks. IMO, that would defeat the purpose of what the OP was looking for.

If you used suretype, like on the 8100s, you could make a compact flip phone. Not a RAZR, but small enough to be practical.

jsconyers 10-02-2007 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ArgonNJ (Post 690319)
If you used suretype, like on the 8100s, you could make a compact flip phone. Not a RAZR, but small enough to be practical.

Good point! I am not a fan of suretype. I prefer a full QWERTY keypad. However they fans of suretype do seem to like the smaller phones, so this could be a selling point. I also would have to agree with post #10. Blackberry connect would be probably the best/easiest solution.

Pinman 10-02-2007 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by jsconyers (Post 690315)
I would tend to agree with this. However, if you look at some of the full QWERTY slide style phones like the AT&T 8525 or the VZW XV6700, the size of these devices are massive. They are like bricks. IMO, that would defeat the purpose of what the OP was looking for.

The HTC Shadow is actually very slim and compact it uses the Shuretype keyboard like the BB8100

T-Mobile Shadow in the concrete jungle! | The Boy Genius Report

T-Mobile Shadow | The Boy Genius Report

I would like Blackberry to come out with something like this so it could have RIM's stability, yet compact and up-to-date.

Malkier 10-03-2007 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LunkHead (Post 689832)
Even though I blocked the guy I still have to read his garbage when people quote him...

He likes to pick fights.... Be gone please....

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Aroc 10-05-2007 07:04 AM

The "flip phone" has been the No.1 request from my users who might otherwise opt for the pearl. These types want a suretype, but not with a candybar form factor. They want a flip (or clamshell) that is pocketable or discretely holsterable. QWERTY brick is out-of-the-question.

Me? I don't mind a QWERTY brick on my ear. But I'm strange in that way.

mmcpher 10-05-2007 09:19 AM

Samsung Sch-u-740
 
My daughter uses a Samsung Sch-U--740 that is a flip phone but also can pivot open on the side to reveal a display screen and a full QWERTY keyboard. She is an obsessive text messeger, and the thing appears to work. It doesn't look and feel a little delicate however and the keypad is cramped.

gino_lee 10-09-2007 06:55 AM

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Originally Posted by mmcpher (Post 694007)
My daughter uses a Samsung Sch-U--740 that is a flip phone but also can pivot open on the side to reveal a display screen and a full QWERTY keyboard. She is an obsessive text messeger, and the thing appears to work. It doesn't look and feel a little delicate however and the keypad is cramped.

i was just going to mention the samsung double flips. Those are small yet have a full qwerty keybrd.

If i am to consider buying a BB again, it would need to be smaller and lighter. I know the Pearl is smaller, but compared to most of the phone in north america its a big one. I know you can't really compare BB to a normal phone, but thats what most people will tend to do.


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