FromIrelandWithLove, 11 Oct 2015Couldnt disagree more with you! The fact that the keyboard IS portrait is what will make this ... moreI guess it depends on what your reference is.
For users hardware keyboards experience limited to the phones like feature phones, it is natural with a portrait keyboard.
I have had several qwerty-side sliders, and appreciate the size of the keys, as it reduces erroneous typing.
But that said, I might very well end up buying this one, as I detest the Ios on my current phone/phablet (Ip6- and a side slider keyboard case) despite it being a bit too huge to be fully one hand operated (except for people with rather large hands - and they would prefer larger keys too)
Sweeeeeet!!! BlackBerry has always been my best phone. But I just can't wait for the new and stylish BlackBerry Priv to be out. I just can't but its like they know the exact kinda phone. I've been waiting so long for this. Very Beautiful BB Team....
Amazingggg.... i can't wait.... hurry up, bb. Hurry up release it!
coolll....time to go back to blackberry
this design is awesome, looks like S6edge with slider keyboard, and the screen is narrow to the edge side...niceee..
Eske Rahn, 11 Oct 2015This is really an interesting device. Had they only made the sliding keyboard landscape and n... moreCouldnt disagree more with you! The fact that the keyboard IS portrait is what will make this device a winner. A portrait keyboard comes natural, a landscape keyboard doesnt. Been waiting for a device like this for over 5 years now! BB quality, Android OS and a sliding PORTRAIT keyboard (that doesnt sacrifice a nice size touchscreen) - I personaly feel this will be the best phone ever made (from my point of view).
This is really an interesting device.
Had they only made the sliding keyboard landscape and not portrait, it would have been even better, as the hardware keys would be much larger (or rather: less tiny)
BB executives are not worthy, going the Android route is good but the only solution.
Blackberry should give us more phone model choices, thin and light, 70% screen to body ratio ....on the bbOS.
OMG! I wish that i have the money to buy this phone when it is released! I've always admired the design of the phone that BB made. It is just unique. This one is a looker, in term of the design. Cause trust me, when you are sliding the keyboard or holding this phone with the keyboard is open, everyone is gonna look at you thinking and wondering "What is that phone?". Even if they know that it is this phone, they are still gonna look at you. And they feel spectacular about it.
Seriously, I'm sick of the design of the touchscreen phone now days. Nothing fancy. While the inside keep updating but the build design stay the same. Nothing more than a slab with the screen dominating. No more any real keys as the old ones. From the super phone maker company to the unnoticed one. It's just the same, i'm just so sick of it, SO SICK. Seriously, I miss how does it feel when typing using the real keyboard on the old phone. Do you? Problem is, the old phones have smaller screen. But this phone? I can start to feel the wind of change. Good work BB! Keep up the good job!
Anyone agree? Or disagree? Comment please.
What are you guys talking. BBOS is all versions of BlackBerry OS less or equal to 7. BB10 rocks. Too bad it didn't get the apps it needed. Most stable and productive OS I've ever seen. Too bad BlackBerry had a cartoon Chen running the show. Someone tell him Android != Google