There isn’t a single physical button on the front of the new BlackBerry. The face of the phone perhaps best loved for its fantastic keyboards is completely flat, utterly barren. In its place, RIM has invented the world’s slowest touch keyboard.
Typing out the sentence “I need to leave early” takes 15 agonizing seconds on the new BlackBerry’s digital keyboard in this promo video. It took us seven on current BlackBerry with a real keyboard. Or 10.5 seconds on a Motorola Droid 4, 7.5 seconds on a Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone and 6.5 seconds on an iPhone. This is from the company that owned typing on a phone.
BlackBerry 10 is the future of the BlackBerry, one way or another, and maybe it is faster and better and slicker than this, or at least will be! We really hope so. But maybe they should’ve shot a slightly more flattering promo video at least.