Looks like the winds of change are blowing hard at RIM headquarters and what you’re looking at here is the effect of that change. This is purportedly a full touchscreen BlackBerry device that is set to take a place next to the BlackBerry Curve as an entry-level offering from RIM. Bucking the trend, the unofficially named BlackBerry Curve Touch (codenamed Malibu) will have no physical QWERTY keyboard and is slated to be released towards the end of this year or early 2012.
Unconfirmed specs include:
Yes, its listed as CDMA for now but it is not wrong to assume that a GSM version will also be in the works. It only makes sense for RIM who’s major market lies in the predominantly GSM regions like Indonesia and India.
BlackBerry fans have always said that the major attraction to BlackBerrys have been the trademark physical QWERTY keyboard. It’s no surprise then that RIM’s first attempt at a touchscreen only device — the Storm — was a flop, but with the optimised BlackBerry 6 OS, will this rumoured all-touch BlackBerry win any fans?
We’ll just have to wait and see. What are your thought?
While its PlayBook tablet has been getting all the limelight of late, it is definitely not the only device that’s getting all the attention at RIM. The makers of BlackBerry phones are also working on updated versions of the Curve, Bold and Torch line of phones and the first initial pictures along with preliminary specs have been leaked to the public.
Find out the specifications of these devices right after the jump.
RIM is working on a full QWERTY flip phone called the BlackBerry Style 9670, aptly named for the style-conscious target market that the new device is squarely aimed at.
The Style will be running on BlackBerry 6 with a dual-screen setup (a 360×400 internal main screen and a 240×320 external colour display). There’s a 5MP camera with autofocus, face recognition and image stabilisation. There’s also WiFi and aGPS. No word on the processor and RAM but it does comes bundled with a 8GB MicroSD.
No official word on when the BlackBerry Style 9670 will be released but it looks to be soon with the advent of several official looking videos that highlight some of the key features of the device.
Head on over to after the jump to take a look at the videos.
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A little bit of interesting snippet for you BlackBerry fans out there.
You have probably already gotten word that BlackBerry will be launching its first full QWERTY flip phone soon. When we got the product details of this new flip BlackBerry, we thought that RIM would actually call the device Oxford. Turns out they have a completely different name in mind.
Considering the notion that flip phones are more for the style conscious mobile users, RIM is looking to hammer in that association by naming the 9670 as BlackBerry Style. Yeah, it’s straight to the point and obvious, but it’s not too creative is it?
What do you think?
While you’re thinking about it, here’s a refresher on what the BlackBerry Style 9670 will be packing. A full QWERTY flip phone, running on BlackBerry 6 with a dual-screen setup (a 360×400 internal main screen and a 240×320 external colour display).
There’s a 5MP camera with autofocus, face recognition and image stabilisation. There’s also WiFi and aGPS. No word on the processor and RAM but it does comes bundled with a 8GB MicroSD.