Remember the BlackBerry slider that popped up out of the blue a few weeks back? According to a RIM parts supplier, it may be coming sooner than we thought. The CEO of Woojeon & Handan let it slip about the BlackBerry "T," an upcoming device intended to challenge the iPhone.
"The Canadian company RIM famous for BlackBerry smartphones is releasing a new model next month. Known as the "T," The new model is an ambitious product aimed at competing against iPhone's storm of success. Rim will present it ("T") as its flagship model to compete in global markets such as the U.S. and Europe."
According to CrackBerry, the codename "Talladega" and "Mr. T." correspond to RIM's slider device. To clarify, this is a rumor in the highest sense of the word - suppliers have a long history of running their mouths, and it wouldn't surprise me if April came and went without a BlackBerry slider device. What's more, the CrackBerry crew make an excellent point - the turnaround time between leaked pictures and launch are way too quick given RIM's past history with such things. Considering that the Tour/Bold 9650 hasn't debuted yet, why would a device rumored to run OS 6.0 come out this quickly?
At any rate, does the idea of a sliding 'Berry tickle your fancy? Let me know!