Drifter.com has posted, not one, but, two videos of the yet to be officially announced BlackBerry 9670 ClamShell. The first video shows off the the hardware. The second is more than 10 minutes of BlackBerry6 on a non-toucscreen device.
Check out both videos after the jump…
BlackBerry 9670 Clamshell Hardware Review
BlackBerry 9670 OS Review
Let us know what you think in the comments….
Who would have guessed Sprint. Wow. This might just be going to both Vz and Sprint (who knows). I like what I see of OS6 and can only imagine its better with a touchscreen. Not sure why they have 8 icons on the home screen though. That could have been left at 4. Still not fond of the clamshell although it looks miles better than before.
I just watched all 10minutes and 27 seconds of the second video hoping to get a real glimpse of the new BlackBerry Browser in action. I heard that it sucks. I wonder if that is why it wasn’t even mentioned?
I am a long time BlackBerry user and will undoubtedly get the BlackBerry Bold 9650 when my renew every two comes up. I make no bones about it though… The only reason is because a BlackBerry is required, and provided by my job.
I like my Tour. I use it all the time, but, I have to be honest… The BlackBerry is the most effective means to send and receive email and text messages that I’ve ever seen, but, this brand new OS doesn’t look like it does anything more than a good feature phone from a year or two ago does, let alone smartphones like the iPhone, Android, WebOS, and MS.
Perhaps we should stop comparing the Blackberry to the iPhone or Android. Then we could manage our expectations a little better. While those are great phones, the audience is slightly different. Just as the audience is different for so called dumbphones. Those who get those phones want their phone to do it all (camera, media player,easy web access, gaming device, and fun apps). While the blackberry is e-mail, phone, utility apps, and sometime web device. Now, I have had my gripes about blackberry, but then have anxiety parting with it. Grant it, bbm is a big part of that. But, so is the form factor for me. I actually like that I can have full keyboard and it isn’t bulky as a result (a lot of slider phones add a little heft, but not all). Unlock my phone and I’m ready to go (Reallly wish they hadn’t change the lock/unlock behavior as I think two buttons is harder to do by accident vs one button press). Lets say the BB is in a class to itself and has a loyal following. Read those complaints about charging multiple times a day after using what the phone entices you with. Then think is the bb really THAT bad? If so, then by all means this is not the device for your needs. BUt, there will still be people who have plenty use for it. It didn’t start as a consumer device and it may lose some share to those other two, but it will still attract some folks. I personally like the OS (with the slider more so than this clamshell though) and welcome it.
I am not the biggest fan of the 9670, but its really not so bad. Its not for me(i’m on at&t), but i think alotta folks on verizon and/or sprint will want it.
At one point in the video, the guys says something about the screen on the outside possibly being touch screen. Why though? Why on earth would you want the outside screen to be touch screen??
thats doesnt make any sense to me? Does anyone have any ideas??