Looks excellent phone. Waiting to get hands on experience or Review from GSMARENA,
anonymous, 03 Mar 2015as a blackberry fan I have to say that´s more than disappointing!! no new high end full-... moreThis device also has a virtual keyboard and functions as an all touch device.
Hardware keyboard will only be used if you want the benefits of a larger viewing area while typing.
Samsung has the patent for the curved screen.
Makes me wonder if this will be another BlackBerry/samsung collaboration (the secure tablet was released earlier this year)
Keyboard is capacitive btw. Swiping gestures work with gloves on.
Its the touch screen that's used as the sliding mechanism , not the keyboard.
On screen search symbol suggests the phone will also have a virtual keyboard.
This means the slider will function as a flagship all touch device while the keyboard is concealed.
I guess this new slider phone will be in the repair shop often, either to fix the glass from consumers dropping the device often because it will be so top heavy. Or the broken slider device because the large display will act as a lever and put a lot of pressure on the slider mechanism.
It would be a better looking device if it looked like the Nokia's E7 form factor. I don't buy BlackBerry anyways.
AnonD-370597, 03 Mar 2015slider sounds good as long as it's not like the torch great idea but poor specs Poor specs? Have you seen any specs for this phone yet or are you just guessing?
how are we supposed to use that keyboard using one hand ? it will be huge phone after sliding.
Let's try blackberry once and never go back to android wp or apple believe me
I really hope it is what it seams to be, a modern upgraded reiteration of the 9800/9810, in my opinion the best Blackberry form factor ever, I still use the 9810 until to date and this is exactly what I've been waiting for to upgrade.
as a blackberry fan I have to say that´s more than disappointing!! no new high end full-touch screen!! blackberry has to do more to keep their costumers... I´m not sure anymore that they really want this...
AnonD-370615, 03 Mar 2015Only issue is that it's a Blackberry. They could introduce a phone better looking than the S6... moreThis is not about sales figures or whether or not it would "matter"; it's about the fact that manufacturing a curved screen phone is apparently easier than the Samsung hype has lead us to believe.
Having said that, I'd still buy the S6 over any Blackberry any day of the week :)
Sammy, 03 Mar 2015So much about Samsung's claim in their launch event that the curved screen was something only ... moreOnly issue is that it's a Blackberry. They could introduce a phone better looking than the S6 and it still would not matter.