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MWC 2015 | Curved display BlackBerry smartphone coming later this year

New BlackBerry curved handset with slide-out keyboard and BlackBerry 10 OS
New BlackBerry curved handset
The handset shown in Barcelona today is the first one to run BlackBerry 10 OS and to pack a slide-out keyboard, as well as a curved touchscreen.

While all major smartphone makers have flagship devices without a physical keyboard, BlackBerry still keeps it around. Earlier today at MWC 2015 in Barcelona, the company unveiled a handset that features an all-touch curved display and a slide-out keyboard. "What a Surprise! Ron just pulled out a dual-curved, all-touch display with a Keyboard - yes a slider device!" posted BlackBerry on Twitter.

There is no official press release regarding this device yet, but user feedback is definitely positive. "Passport Specs, Z30 screen and Torch Form Factor. Triple win in my book!" writes Twitter user Camiel Cornelissen, although no specs have been confirmed yet. An early comment by Savaș is straighforward and it surely describes the feeling more people had when seeing this device - "@BlackBerry shut up and take my money!! Finally, what I asked for!!!"

The launch date and other details about the phone are still unknown, so we should wait and see. What BlackBerry also needs to bring back with a modern smartphone is the horizontal sliding keyboard, as revealed by some commenters. We will get back to this topic as soon as more info shows up, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-03- 3 (Update: 2015-03- 3)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.