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A gallery of the first BlackBerry handset running RIM's new QNX-powered operating system has spilled onto the interwebs. Portions of the device, which are awaiting approval from mobile network operators, have been glimpsed for several months - but this is by far the fullest detail available. The photos reveal a lush high-end …

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Rounded Corners!

Beware the Apple!

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Re: Rounded Corners!

Boring! Tedious! Has been said before umpteen-dozen times! Unoriginal!

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Re: Rounded Corners!

What are you? A freaking Dalek?

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A fine RIM piece?

I'll get my coat.

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Stop

I saw 'RIM Jobs'

and immediately had an image of Steve Jobs in a suit, albeit wearing a poloneck.

Whilst typing in 'RIM Jobs' into the title, i also realised....well it doens't matter. Ahem.

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can't wait for the ip lawyers to ride out...

death to the infidel they scream as they ride their steeds out of cupertino...

At least the journos will have something to talk about now that samsung v apple has gone (a bit) quieter.

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Looks nice but I'll hold out for the model with a keyboard.

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Glossy init?

Looks a bit glarey :/

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I know its childish but 'RIM jobs'

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Goodness me

It's a modern smartphone with a touch screen, and it's turned off.. so it's a small black slab. Truly significant and revelatory :)

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Or watch the video

On that obscure website, the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20087221

Looks like the same phone to me.

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But it has rounded corners!

It's a rectangle with rounded corners, won't that get then into trouble with patent lawyers?

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Re: But it has rounded corners!

Boring! Tedious!

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Re: But it has rounded corners!

You know what else is boring and tedious? People saying "Boring! Tedious!"

Just ignore the comment, they will die out.

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Nice design. Apple, Nokia and BB can do attractive devices, why can't HTC and Samsung?

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

Just because *you* say HTC and Samsung can't do nice designs doesn't make it so for everybody else. Your world view is not shared by all.

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Looking at the ...

...nicely understated, sleek little Galaxy S Advance on my desk at the moment, I would have to assume that you're talking about a different Samsung.

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Yes

That definitely looks like a smartphone.

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BB User

OK, I admit it - I'm the one with a PlayBook, so will probably stick with BlackBerry. Once a proper keyboard's been bolted to this, may upgrade from my 9700. Will definitely upgrade if they allow you to disable the touch screen - driving my wife nuts on her 9900 - touch phone to ear, turn on speaker phone.

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That's a bit piss poor - all other touchscreen phones have a little proximity sensor built in to power off the screen when you're in a call.

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...and the 9900 does have a proximity sensor built in to prevent that. I'm guessing that it might be an old OS that she has installed on it.

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that photo

on the main page looks like my LG Optimus 3D except it has Blackberry where my 4 Capacitive buttons are

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I want

Take my money!

;)

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UI "not the coolest but by far the most productive"

I hear that. Android and iOS... suck ass (hey, I'm sticking with the RIM jobs theme!)

Now bring back the QWERTY keyboard...

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Had a look at the demos

Reminds me a LOT of WebOS, with a touch of Maemo thrown in.

No bad thing..

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Surprisingly strong following

amongst salewhorespeople. A group not generally known for love of complex unless it "just works".

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Looks pretty nice. Unfortunately for RIM I just upgraded my Android but if BB10 performs as well as this looks it could be a winner.

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The look an android without the malware. I think they have a winner!

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A proper keyboard?

Ill belive it when I see it.

Im sick to death of form following fashion.

form must follow function. ~Doesnt any hanndset maker see this?

any one recall the Psion 5? or the nokia 9210I

both had PROPER keyboards,

Why? because people that use ordinary keyboards with their PC's want the same on their handsets.

Why? again?

They want to concetrate on the content of what their typing not on how to type.

an on screen keyboard is there cos its cheaper to make, and theres more profit for the hand set makers.

I counted up the no of buttons on my 9210I theres over 70.

BUT

Its a joy to text on.

Wether RIM have the foresight to do the new one with a properly sized keyboard, well have to wait and see.

If they have the guts to buck the fashion trend Ill get one tho I somwhat doubt it.

Until a handset maker does the money will stay in my pocket.

How about a survey?

If you want a proper keyboard in a handset make your view known by writing just a YES here on this forum.

Ted.

Driven by results NOT fashion.

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Re: A proper keyboard?

Just buy a phone with a keyboard then...

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Re: A proper keyboard?

There aren't many left...

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Re: A proper keyboard?

Theres a BIG difference between say a blackberry keyboard and a PROPER one like on the Psion 5 or nokia 9210i

Perhaps your nor aware of the difference.

There isnt a phone made with a proper keyboard.

Ive seached for it for 2 yrs!

If there was one good enough Id have found it.

Its not for the lack of trying!

hope you follow

Ted.

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Re: A proper keyboard?

Why?

Do you

Space your messages

Out in such

An annoying manner?

Make a sentence

Or even a paragraph

But please stop with the double spaced

Comments.

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Re: A proper keyboard? @ted frater

What is your definition of a proper keyboard? I also like phones with physical keyboards, and I was OK with BlackBerries, then I had an HTC/Tmobile G2, where the keyboard was not as good as the BBs, but still better than the virtual ones.

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I'm confused. Is it driven by results or function? And WTF does either mean?

My daughter taps away on her keyboard and says she likes it. I like screen where the keys would be.

Isn't it just personal preference?

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I dont do the double spacing, Im using thunderbird. mail programme in Linux.

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Re: A proper keyboard?

A hand set is just a tool to do a job.

Different folk want their handsets to do different things.

I use tools all the time and what I use has to deliver results, as I earn my living from them.

So for example my lathe is designed to turn metal its not a fashion item designed to look pretty or have street cred over what its meant to do. Its designed from the frame up to be functional.

So a handset for me has to meet my needs. these are primarily to have

1. a good clear screen,

2. a proper keyboard

3. a decent sized battery

4.a fold up design to protect the k/board and screen

5. a strong case to be strong enough to withstand knocks, wet, and being in a pocket with hardware, ie nuts bolts tools etc.

Once you have the form factor right, you then can put any software you like on it.

Wether its simple Symbian or android or QNX.

Also Ive big hands so small keys are a waste of time.

If you gave me a Blackberry for free I couldnt use it.

Ive tried the Dell Streak mini, beautiful handset, miss type all the time on the on screen k/board.

No feed back like a button k/board.

do you understand now?

Ted..

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Re: A proper keyboard? @ted frater Posted Thursday 13th December 2012 04:06 GMT

No, I don't understand. You keep going on and on about what you want, but you don't say WHAT you want. How would a "proper" keyboard look in your mind? The only thing I've got is that you've got big hands (I do as well) so the keys have to be big. Again, I had a BB where the keyboard was smaller than the one in the T-Mobile G2 (as seen here http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/06/t-mobile-g2-review/) but still easier to type on.

You want 3 rows or 4 rows of keys? Responsiveness? Material?

If you tried the Dell Streak, have you also tried the Samsung Note or Note 2? Way better screen.

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Re: A proper keyboard? @ted frater Posted Thursday 13th December 2012 04:06 GMT

But I Do know what I want.

In my 1st post I mentioned the Psion 5 and the nokia 9210i

Google for them and youll see or pics of them on Ebay.

I use the nokia now and also have the P5 here as an example of what I find is the ideal k/board.

Do let me know if you follow when you have had a look at these 2 examples.

thanks

Ted.

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Re: A proper keyboard? @ted frater Posted Thursday 13th December 2012 04:06 GMT

The OP apparently

Wants to speak like Capt Kirk.

Your keyboard

Cannot help you.

Kirk Out.

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Understated..

ok its not sleek or flashing, but to me it looks quite understated, which for a "Professional" perspective could be quite appealing. The only real tell though will be the spec and features.

I wish them the best of luck with it.. Let face it the dual between iOS and Android is getting boring!

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find the gallery here on a Vietnamese forum with bandwidth issues

The 'bandwidth issues", if referring to speed, arise from the fact our international links are continually broken by fishermen.

Luckily, I can access El Reg - this time served from Rackspace, USA.

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Looks familiar

Tedious, maybe. But his thing looks more like the iPhone 5 than anything Samsung could do.

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How many years until phone hardware becomes a commodity?

My point will perhaps become more obvious when people start porting cracked versions of phone OSes between hardware platforms. Boot up a Samsung with iOS, or maybe port BB10 into a generic hardware platform (as may have happened here - LOL).

"15 feet of car" (Clarkson on a particularly boring BWM 3-series) will become "4.3 inches of phone".

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Do you like keys? You'll love these...

A new BB10 handset with a proper keyboard is on the way and may or may not be here before June...according to this anyway:

http://crackberry.com/sometimes-analysts-say-unfounded-things-and-forbes-quotes-them-blackberry-10-phone-w-qwerty-keyboard

Looks pretty decent too...in my opinion obviously!

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Definitely interested now. I'm due for a new phone in the new year and this will be one to consider..

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Uuh! UHHhhhhuhu! - Huh!

He said Rim Job! ]:)

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