BlackBerry Magnum caught on video

We have mentioned the BlackBerry Magnum before. It’s supposed to be a hybrid Berry with both the classic, tried and trusted QWERTY keyboard and a novel touch screen. Personally, I just don’t see the point of a touch screen on a BlackBerry, but it’s been a popular feature in the wishlist of the BlackBerry fanbase for a long time.

When I first heard of it, I thought it would be some sort of big screen Storm device with a slide keyboard, but it turns out it was just a Bold with touch screen. That makes even less sense to me, but whatever. People want it, people should have it. Except that people won’t have it. According to BlackberryCool, word on the street is that this prototype will never be available for public consumption. If you still would like some tease anyway, BlackBerry Cool also has found this video by The Cellular Guru. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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  1. Assuming this device is real (after all, where did The Cellular Guru get this device from?), it’s a real shame that is has been “canceled”…

    I’m not a big fan of devices that use a touch-screen as the primary interface, and I REFUSE to use a “virtual keyboard” – this is the main reason I have not bought a product from the Apple iPhone range as yet.

    A device like this however, that equally uses both a touch-screen AND a physical keyboard, now this is the bomb and I would buy one in a hartbeat!

    There’s some important lessons in all this – Research in Motion (RIM) needs to release a device exactly like this in the immediate future to stay competitive, and Apple needs to release a device with a physical keyboard if they are to ever “convert” me…

  2. Personally I really don’t see the point in it?! Why bother adding touch screen to the screen the size of a Bold ?

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