BlackBerry's handset business isn't dead yet, as the company might be planning to announce a brand new QWERTY Keypad handset dubbed the "Windermere", if sources close to BGR are to be believed.
The forthcoming phone will have traditional physical buttons, which has been the company's trademark since beginning. Now, according to the report, BlackBerry is said to introduce its forthcoming "Windermere" with three rows of keys, instead of four. It is widely believed that all of the keys will be touch sensitive.
Moreover, the keyboard will give you an ability to swipe your fingers across to quickly dial number or message someone. This unique arrangement is something new, since we haven't seen hardware like this before. Generally, swiping feature has been implemented on a virtual keyboard.
Rumor has it that the BlackBerry's "Windermere" will let you open two apps simultaneously side-by-side. Currently, the much awaited handset in its prototype stage. That simply means the device isn't ready yet.
The report says that the struggling Canadian manufacturer is hunting for a partner (most likely to be chipset provider), then only the device would be manufactured. Right now, nothing much is known about phone's internal hardware, except that it would feature a square shaped large display.
In the meantime, the folks over at CrackBerry have got their hands at images of prototype device, which could be long awaited "Windermere".
Beyond the much hyped "Windermere" handset , BlackBerry has been rumored to be working on a low-end BB 10 OS running phone, dubbed the Jakarta'. The device might get unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), followed by physical retail availability sometime in April or May, according to latest reports.
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