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Kickstart for a new BlackBerry flip

Kickstart for a new BlackBerry flip - read the full textLooks 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....


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It seems as if the designers have run out of looks primitive!

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  • 2008-05-02 23:31
  • LxsI

blackberry will never make a good looking phone. and this ugly flip phone just seals the deal to ehy i hate looking at them.

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  • 2008-05-02 20:39
  • 4h3e


NIICE design..i can see its a blackberry... BUT! why its so BIG!!??? its a nokia 638???? come on designers!!! whys that biiig "blank" space down the keyboard???? you have space to push ups the keyboard and cut the tip.... in the screen too!!!!!

blah! waste of time!

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  • 2008-05-02 19:03
  • LEBy

It's big, it's a flip phone and it's horrible - end of

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  • 2008-05-02 15:16
  • M31M

if this phone is going to be announced then its going to be between the 13th-15th may at the blackberry conference

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  • 2008-05-02 13:41
  • iIR0

i think this is one of the nicest blackberry that there is out at the minute

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  • 2008-05-02 11:36
  • Mx@E

must have this phone.. ugly means nobody will have it.. and that's cool~

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  • 2008-05-02 10:01
  • PFgN

This is big? When were blackberry's ever small?! It's a clamshell, you get the best of both worlds: a large keypad AND a large screen!

Now I don't like the looks very much either, but a clamshell could attract maybe more customers from the Asia-Pacific region that appreciate flip phones.
A blackberry is a blackberry, so I don't think businesses buy it so much for the form factor as they do for its purpose, but it may just mean people are not as embarrassed walking around with a brick in their hand.

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  • 2008-05-02 02:30
  • PEKR

The keypad will be fine. I'm typing on my pearl for this post and I'm sure the keypad will be the same size or bigger. I don't like the look of the phone much but hey, first time for a new design. They'll work it out. Looks big too.

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  • 2008-05-01 21:31
  • THDZ

you know its funny i don't think people realize exactly how big that keypad is look at his hands you'll see this for horizontally is much larger then any other flip i won't be surprised if this is VERY easy to type with nuff said

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  • 2008-05-01 20:21
  • k6GY

If its true then i hope its rims attempt to lure multimedia type people to their product range "but" i want it to spark off other manufacturers back to clamshell designs..If rim want to impress the multimedia fans they will have to include decent specs not wat they have put in their range up to now and do not think they can

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  • 2008-05-01 18:44
  • nE2a
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We all know blackberry devices to be " thumb friendly " . Having squeezed typing in a clamshell is definitely not going to work . What makes it different from other clamshells which has push-email ? A little sceptical here , but I think that this one is really going down the recycling bin .

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  • 2008-05-01 18:32
  • P%Iv

if its not a fake then it shows that rim are starting to edge away form there buisness only steriotype
they have been trying to get a younger audience to take note and buy the devices!

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  • 2008-05-01 18:07
  • iIR0

I didnt liked.
All models of BB are made to business facility
but to atract more public that are looking for multimedia
entertainment, RIMs are loosing your origin.
Are they ?

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  • 2008-05-01 17:21
  • Pj1@

it does look odd the decals look shopped on lol. its not gonna take off,.. the need to stick to what they know best.

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  • 2008-05-01 17:14
  • Mx@E

fakefakefake. Pinky in fourth picture looks like it's going THROUGH the casing.

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  • 2008-05-01 17:09
  • M3s@

it looks real for ure hehehe

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  • 2008-05-01 16:35
  • Pvms

Is it me or do these photos look fake?

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  • 2008-05-01 16:17
  • Mx@E

the keypads amaze me... so versatile XD

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  • 2008-05-01 15:46
  • w0QQ

nice work black berry! can` waith to take a `test drive`!!

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  • 2008-05-01 15:14
  • ny7H

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