BlackBerry Slider 9800 shows up again, runs BlackBerry OS 6

The BlackBerry Slider was absent from rumor-land for a while but it has returned along with some more photos. The BlackBerry Slider 9800 is shown running the BlackBerry OS 6, so it's still on track to becoming the first RIM phone with the new OS.

The photos are quire poor - but still, they confirm that the BlackBerry Slider (probably not its real model name) is running BlackBerry OS 6, though (quite expectedly) a pre-release version.

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New photos of the BlackBerry Slider 9800 old photos are clearer

BB OS 6 was expected, along with some other interesting bits - touchscreen, but no SurePress, and a 5MP camera with something called "liquid lens technology". This leak neither confirms nor denies any of that. They do show the BlackBerry Slider 9800 running on Rogers, so we're sure to get a GSM version.

We still don't know when the Slider is coming out though. However, if it will really be the first device to run OS v6, then the BlackBerry Slider 9800 should come out in Q3 at the earliest(when BB OS 6 is expected).

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BlackBerry Slider 9800 shows up again, runs BlackBerry OS 6 - reader comments

  • ian

comes out today!

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  • 2010-08-03 17:28
  • RqL8
  • Anonymous

I would really appreciate a release date. I am excited for this device especially the fact that the TouchScreen isn't the idiotic press touch of the Storm

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  • 2010-06-22 17:06
  • 4FJC
  • Anonymous

The real name for this new 9800 is probably the BlackBerry Torch.

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  • 2010-06-21 06:57
  • sAId