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New Blackberry 9900 combines touch screen,keyboard, and upgraded OS

submitted on September 15, 2011 by equipurple in "Products / Gadgets"
Rumours and mystery pictures from China have resolved into the new Bold 9900. It merges the old-style Blackberry with a touchscreen.
At first glance, it looks like (and turns out to be) a fairly normal BlackBerry device, with signs of subtle aesthetic and construction improvements that have been creeping through the Bold range over the years.

The immediately noticeable major features of the phone are the 2.8-inch touchscreen, the great QWERTY keyboard, and the latest BlackBerry OS 7.


reviews here http://mybroadband.co.za/news/.....eview.html
and here
http://www.boston.com/business.....onic_wows/ (may require registration)
        

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    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on September 15, 2011
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    Too little too late though.
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    • equipurple
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      Posted by equipurple on September 15, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      I have to agree, OA, but do wonder if there is still a strong enough and loyal enough installed user base to let Blackberry compete with iPhone and Andriod?
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    • orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on September 16, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      True but it's not bringing anything new to the table. You have to note that people are moving away from BB but no one the other way. If they want people to come back or new adopters they have to bring something new to the table otherwise ...we will be having another firesale soon.
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    Posted by clover on September 15, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I do love a QWERTY keyboard! I watch my friends struggle with a touch screen.
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    Posted by BeckaKnows on September 16, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I read the other day that the primary reason that Blackberry is still around is because of the physical keyboard. I can see why, as it's a pain to type on touch screens.
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    • orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on September 16, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      I know BB lovers still love the keyboard and swear by it. I was one too....but I made my transition to Android with the G1..did use the keyboard a lot...then I got the EPIC 4G thinking I would use the Keyboard again but with the advent of new Keyboards like SWYPE and SWIFT KEY .....I have given up physical keyboards. SWIFT KEY is so good and their prediction is so accurate that I don't have to type much anymore. I can type much faster as compared to physical K typists and get the job done.

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