Blackberry Tablet is... Your Existing Blackberry, HD?

My phone sucks.

No keyboard, the 6 key is broken, FORGET emails… it’s just terrible. I was thinking about trashing it and stepping up to a Blackberry, but I’ve been holding off to see what the hullabaloo over this Blackberry tablet is all about.

I may as well just go ahead with my plan, because the tablet certainly isn’t terribly exciting. At least, not in the way other tablets are.  A Bluetooth device, the Blackberry tablet has no wi-fi or 3G, and is little more than a giant screen for your existing Blackberry.

Now, on the one hand, this is kind of neat – Blackberry screens are tiny, and a tiny trackball has never been the easiest way to root through data. A big touchscreen (8.9″, even) would be a pretty wicked awesome format for the Blackberry experience.  On the other hand, though… now I’d be carrying around two devices, and two that have to be utilized in tandem, at that. Cumbersome, RIM. Real cumbersome.

Either way, price point willing, I’ll probably pick one up down the road. Is it just me, though, or does it sort of remind you, conceptually, of one of these, from back in the day?

[Via Boy Genius Report]

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.
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