The BlackBerry 10 release from Research in Motion (RIM) is one of the most hotly awaited calendar dates in recent history for fans, critics and curious observers alike.
The 2013 launch of the BlackBerry 10 smartphone will unveil the most advanced addition to the RIM family so far; an L-series touchscreen.
However there is another gem on the horizon for fans of the BlackBerry and also fans of the traditional style keyboard – RIM are launching a BlackBerry 10 device with slide-out QWERTY. Many current users are curious to know how this will affect the experience of typing on the device; will it be easier and more user friendly? Is it that dissimilar to the current typing experience on the BlackBerry device?
These folks may have to wait a little longer to find out however, Forbes recently reported that this new QWERTY adapted device may not see its until the summer.
Fortunately, this report is countered by the clever people at CrackBerry who, sensibly, contacted the manufacturers themselves for clarification. RIM made it abundantly clear that the QWERTY device will be available not long after the launch of the BlackBerry 10 with the actual launch date of the device being released at the end of January at the worldwide launch events.
As the BlackBerry 10 device launch has already been delayed once, fans are hoping that the QWERTY device will not follow the same fate. When considering the quotes and statements gleaned from historical interviews with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RIM, it is pretty unlikely that there will be a huge gap between the BlackBerry 10 device and the BlackBerry 10 QWERTY.
CrackBerry have also made it quite clear that they believe a big gap between the devices is unlikely. After all, it doesn’t make much sense to announce the imminent arrival of a product and then wait months and months before actually releasing it – up to 6 months as rumored in this case. So for now it’s just a case of waiting and seeing and listening out for any further rumors.