The first interesting change to the news of Blackberry's new consumer-biased handset is that that clamshell design seems to have been dumped for a preferred slider option. At least, the side-on shots seem to give that indication. There could be a number of reasons for this. Firstly, the initial photo, published here yesterday, might not be a Kickstart but another new phone that has been mislabelled as the Kickstart or the initial images of the Kickstart show a proof of concept handset that was subsequently modified into a slider.
Other details, according to BGR, include quad band which also features GSM, GPRS and EDGE plus a new SureType keyboard, headset socket and a 2MP camera. The screen appears to be a 16-bit colour LCD and the handset is reported to support WiFi.
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