April 3, 2021 at 6:46 am #47556
With the Blackberry 2021 phone coming out soon probably, we can try to make some guesses as to what it might look like.
What we know:
In interviews with onwards mobility CEO Peter Franklin, he has said that he doesn’t just want to take an already existing blackberry keyboard and put that on a more modern looking phone. It also won’t just be a remake of a previous older model. He wants it to be the main device that you use for everything, not just your email phone or whatever. It’s gonna have a good camera. Lastly, it will be targeted towards both consumers and enterprise users.
Now with this, I’m guessing that it will be a high-end device with a relatively high price tag probably more than previous models like the key2 at 650USD.
My first guess is something similar to the Priv, where the keyboard comes out from the bottom of the phone when you need it, but stays out of the way when you don’t.
Now if that’s not the case, my next guess would be something like the keyone or key2, a slightly shorter display than a regular phone, with a keyboard underneath.
Something that I hope they won’t do is have a horizontally sliding keyboard something like the F(x)tec Pro1. I honestly hate horizontal typing
Something that I’m actually kinda hoping for is a remake of the Classic, but I know that they won’t do because of modern expectations. I actually like the square screen, and the smaller form factor means that you can easily reach the corners. The whole 1:1 screen doesn’t bother me either, it’s even okay for watching youtube.
While they have said that they are making a new keyboard for this, they will almost definitely take some inspiration from previous keyboards. I don’t really know what they are going to do with it, but they have said that they are taking typing tests trying to figure out what’s best. Hopefully we get bigger keys than the recent android blackberries. I am hoping for the Classic keyboard, but with the more tactile switches from the Bold 9900. While the Bold 9900 keyboard is better to type on, it just takes up too much room, I feel like the Classic is a perfect balance between making the keyboard feel good and making it compact.
Other hopes about it:
No stupid notch, just remove the notch and make the phone 4mm taller if you really need that extra screen real-estate
No curved edges, I don’t want it to break instantly
Headphone jack, my Bluetooth headphones broke
Micro SD card slot, I probably wont use it, but it’s very nice to have if you need it
No glass back, I mean come on, if you really need wireless charging just use the regular rubberized material on the back, the classic supports wireless charging, doesn’t have glass on the back, and still feels premium.
Not be expensive, pls I don’t have money 🙁April 20, 2021 at 12:39 am #48001
I give you the BlackBerry Wing
Flip it to unlock another physical keyboardApril 20, 2021 at 10:58 am #48012andyman11–CodeLikeCrazyParticipantFUNK: 956Rank: Crafty Capuchin
Mere mortals, you cannot comprehend the new Blackberry 5GApril 21, 2021 at 7:13 pm #48035May 2, 2021 at 10:25 pm #48347instrogamer121ParticipantFUNK: 13,556Rank: Diamond-Back Gorilla
How about, have a slideable keyboard at the back and have a full touch screen at the front, very smart thinking :>May 3, 2021 at 5:19 pm #48378
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