Over the last few days, lots of rumors have been making the rounds in the blogosphere. One of our tipsters sent in a story about RIM employees being seen with the Bold 9650 and Talladega Storm/Slider, or whatever you want to call it. Since we already known that the 9650 is already long overdue for its debut, that is not a big surprise, but if they were using a slider BB, that means we may see this device out of RIM’s door this year. Personally, I am curious to use that device if it does have a touch screen full QWERTY and a trackpad. That would make it a nice device. The form factor I am not sold on it yet, but that could change. Again, that is just rumors. Maybe it will get out of hiding and show itself some more.
Our friends at BBleaks have been busy with some interesting BB information pertaining to the 3G peal 91xx series.
The new found information includes a new model number 9105 that supposedly is going to have a T9 keyboard instead of Suretype or full QWERTY. With so many people switching to smartphones for faster typing, I don’t see how much of a hit this phone will be. Many people still use those devices, but it may not be a big seller with people like me, who love the full QWERTY equipped devices.
One more interesting patent that BBleaks found is one for a full QWERTY flip phone. The device diagram looks more like a foldable square, and who knows how old this patent is. This could be one of those many ideas that RIM has and may never see the light of day, but it is interesting to see so many different designs whether we love it or hate it right off the bat. We know that the 9650 should be out soon, along with the Striker or 3G Pearl, but the slider and this flip patent design, those are just rumors.
So what do you guys think? What would you like to see make it to your hands, and what do you not like?
First, let’s see that 9650 hit the stores, then I would love to see RIM put some serious work on that Webkit browser and OS 6.0, then work on different devices. The devices are great, but like many would agree, the OS needs some serious work.