RIM's hybrid BlackBerry 'on course'
4th Feb 2010 | 15:23
Touchscreen and keyboard fused in one Berry package
The rumours of a RIM BlackBerry with both a hybrid and touchscreen have gained greater weight thanks to a new analyst note.
Chris Umiastowski from TD Newcrest has written that the new device would have the BlackBerry Storm-like clickable screen as well as a physical keyboard, which would be an odd experience.
The Storm uses a click screen to simulate a key press, so if there are physical keys, it would be strange to bother with the complex and expensive tech.
Another new BlackBerry, the 3G Pearl 9100, will once again feature the new optical trackpad, making it easier to navigate through the phone.
We're still waiting for official confirmation of a hybrid device from RIM, although it has improved its touchscreen range with the launch of the Storm 2.