BGR has leaked pictures of the the BlackBerry Kickstart, the first clamshell flip phone to come out of Research in Motion. I have to say that the BlackBerry Kickstart was a well kept secret. BGR has known about it for some time, however, this is the first that we’ve heard of the device.

I have to tell you that even though I am a fan of clamshell style flip phones, the BlackBerry Kickstart just isn’t doing it for me. The darn thing is just too dag um large. Unless this thing has a built-in site to site transporter like in Star Trek TNG, I think the size of the BlackBerry KickStart will turn off many consumers.

If RIM really wants to do a clam shell right, they should take a look at the Samsung t719. This was the first clamshell to come with BlackBery Connect. If you make your flip phone much larger than this, it kind of defeats the purpose in my opinion.