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BlackBerry 10 Slider?

BlackBerry 10 phones are set to launch in 2013 and as the time of its unveiling draws near, we are coming across all sorts of BlackBerry models that might or might not be in the BlackBerry 10 series. As we all know by now that the BlackBerry 10 series will include a full QWERTY handset as well as a full touch handset as well. So, what is next? A slider sounds like the best idea and there are some pictures of the BlackBerry 10 slider available on the internet as well. John Anastasiadis helped in sharing some of his BlackBerry 10 creations with the rest of the world, which also includes a sexy looking BlackBerry 10 slider handset as well.

There have been a lot of rumors about the BlackBerry 10 series, but the CEO of RIM confirmed the launch of a touch screen and full keyboard version of BlackBerry 10 in 2013. A slider should follow up these two handsets. There were rumors about a BlackBerry 10 slider by the name of BlackBerry Milan. However, the most recent rumor about the BlackBerry Milan is that its hardware design was scrapped by RIM. The hopes of BlackBerry 10 slider are grim at this stage.

The diehard fans of BlackBerry will certainly hope that the slider factor remains on RIM’s mind so that they can enjoy a sliding BlackBerry in the 10 series as well. In March this year, a concept device from BlackBerry emerged that was dubbed BlackBerry Blade. This device got a lot of attention from the BlackBerry community and especially those who truly support BlackBerry. However, the BlackBerry Blade was also left behind because it was featuring the design of BlackBerry 7, which is a big No for BlackBerry 10 series as RIM does not plans to add any traditional menu and back buttons on the BlackBerry 10 series.

For the BlackBerry 10 slider, John implemented an angular keyboard, which is very stylish and unique looking. Since, RIM was recently granted a patent for this specific type of angular keyboard, so john put it to work and added it to the BlackBerry 10 slider’s design. As tempting as it looks, there is still no possibility that the BlackBerry fans will get a chance to punch keys on this angular keyboard. In the design for BlackBerry 10 slider that was shared by John, there is a track pad between the T and Y keys on the sliders keyboard. As most of you will know that if you hook up a PlayBook to a mouse then you can get a cursor on the screen, which offered finite movements. Maybe, RIM will be more fully adapt to the BlackBerry 10 OS and therefore, will make it track pad friendly in order to increase the ease of usage and to promote one-handed ease on the physical keyboard of BlackBerry 10 slider. However, this is all something that we will have to wait and see because only time will tell what RIM will do and what will become of the BlackBerry 10 slider. The question to be asked is that will Blackberry be able to reclaim its lost market share?

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