BlackBerry Magnum Prototype Spotted, Canned In Favor Of Something Better?BlackBerry Magnum Prototype Spotted, Canned In Favor Of Something Better?

BlackBerry Magnum Prototype Spotted, Canned In Favor Of Something Better?BlackBerry Magnum Prototype Spotted, Canned In Favor Of Something Better?

By | Jan 22, 2010

Okay, before we get too far here, keep your excitement in check: you’ll apparently never be able to buy this. The good news, though, is that CrackBerry seems to have it on authority that the phone you’re looking at here — an early Magnum prototype — has been scrapped in favor of something better, the “Dakota,” possibly a stealthy tribute to diehard BlackBerry user Dakota Fanning. In all seriousness, though, both devices are centered around the concept that you’d have a touchscreen up top, a traditional Bold-style keyboard down below, and scrap the trackball / optical pad altogether — a new concept for RIM. Differences between the Magnum and Dakota are a little hazier, but one notable change is apparently a move to liquid lens tech for the camera; considering how much these guys innovated (or over-innovated) with SurePress, we wouldn’t be surprised. Prototype BlackBerrys have a tendency to leak like an old faucet, so we sure it won’t be long until we get some more intel on these bad boys.

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