Monday, September 13, 2004

New Blackberry device with keyboard

Research in Motion recently announced this new device, product # 7100t, which is priced at $199.99 after rebates from T-Mobile.

The device relies on the layout of the alphabet on a "QWERTY" typewriter. It places two letters on each key to slim the device so there are 14 keys rather than the usual 26 to choose from. This is done with the help of the predictive software (SureType) RIM has developed specifically for this device. SureType draws upon both a database of over 30,000 words was well as the entries in one's contact list.

The device is designed to be sleek and small enough to fit in one's pocket.

More details are available on the RIM website (click here for press release)

A review of this device is available on the CNET site .