New Blackberry slider phone unveiled at MWC 2015

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On Tuesday morning at a press event at Mobile World Congress, Blackberry executive Ron Louks announced the company plans to launch a touchscreen slider smartphone later this year.

The new Blackberry slider phone doesn’t yet have an official name, nor are there any further details with regards to a release date or pricing.

What we do know is that Blackberry has said it will have a “dual curved display”, which looks a little similar to the Blackberry Torch device, which launched in 2010. It will also have a full QWERTY keyboard in addition to the touch screen and will run the Blackberry 10 operating system.

The company also made an announcement on its Twitter page regarding the Blackberry slider device saying: “What a Surprise! Ron just pulled out a dual-curved, all-touch display with a keyboard – yes a slider device.”

This announcement from Blackberry is arguably one of the surprises of the event so far and follows on from the company showcasing the new Blackberry Leap smartphone, an entry level 5 inch device with a dual core Qualcomm processor, aimed at emerging markets, which will first go on sale in Indonesia and Brazil later this year.

The company also announced plans to release a second Porsche edition Blackberry device later this year.

Source: Blackberry

Tags: Mobile World Congress

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