Looks like business-minded RIM are exploring a new form factor. A novel flip phone is expected to be officially unveiled in the coming weeks. Live photos of the first-ever clamshell by RIM leaked at BoyGeniousReport. Codenamed Kickstart, the newcomer is likely to get launched by the end of 2008.
With specs still to come on the record, some BGR leaked images should do for a taster. TrackBall navigation and the proprietary SureType keypad look the right BlackBerry purists stuff. The form factor is another story. The clamshell features a secondary external display and will be among the imaging-enabled BlackBerry devices.
Stay tuned as we hope the Kickstart will pick up the pace and go on the record.
Niceeeeeee very nice!! It’s practical and to the point. However, it’ll probably be very overpriced. We’ll just have to wait and see, if is turns out to be………… all that!!
With this phone, you now have the cake and can eat it. Absolutely the best of both worlds. I’ll have to get me one of these, the first opportunity!
hey come on...the whole means of a BB is for the innovative way it is built,good screen with a keyboard that's easy to handle...just keep it original...classic stuff...the flip just takes all the class away..looks like common handset.