Next-gen Blackberry said to have a touch-display and qwerty keyboard
The obvious complain that prospective BlackBerry Storm (shown above, touchscreen-only) buyers have is that the virtual keyboard is no match for a physical one, even if they really love the larger display. Other phone makers like HTC have proposed solutions in the form of slider models that feature both a big screen and a physical keyboard. However, these keyboards have to be flat and often don't perform as well as BlackBerry's current ones. Many "Sources" indicated that BlackBerry is working on a hybrid solution - which is not surprising. The question is: will RIM be able to have an uncompromising design that offers the best typing performance and the feat of having a huge display?