Pictures of The BlackBerry Slider Leaked

The folks over at BBLeaks got their hands on these photos showing the BlackBerry vertical slider. Its code name as of now is Talladega or Mr. T for short. I don’t really know what to think about this device. When I first heard about the rumblings of this device I was hoping for a horizontal slider. Maybe that’s just because I am so use to the Storm 2 Keyboard.  Apparently RIM was first developing a horizontal slider but they didn’t like the heaviness of it.

Lets make it clear that this is not the Storm3. I don’t think RIM would get away from the Storm form that they have now. They might tweak it to make it better but they aren’t going to change the whole form of it.

It has a trackpad, keyboard, and maybe touchscreen. If it is touchscreen there won’t be any SurePress.  It is still very early for this device and we probably won’t see it till close to the holiday season. No word on what carrier is going to get this device either.

There are a lot of people who like this device and who don’t. I think it is a device I could see using but I don’t know if I could use it as my everyday device.  After going from a crappy Motorola Razor phone to a BlackBerry Curve 8330, I told myself I could never go back to a flip phone or a slider device. I know a lot of people like to form factor of the Droid, but again that is a horizontal slider.  The slider also might be a good device for those who like the Pearl Flip device since it’s some you can slip into your pocket. Females loved the Pearl Flip since it was small enough to throw into their purse.

We will see how the BlackBerry community will react to this. What do you guys think? Will you like it or will you not like it.

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