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Old 10-02-2007, 08:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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 !
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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but to have a smaller phone with the reliability of email would be great !
Have you ever held the 8100 in your hand?
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Yes, nice and small.
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BB Flip phone??? Never happen..... I hope
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You hope that they don't come out with a flip phone? If so.. why?
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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.
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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.
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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...

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Old 10-02-2007, 11:14 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I think that the way RIM sees it, Blackberry Connect is for flip phones.
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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