Sunday, July 15, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 1:34 PM —
Have you ever wondered what it would look like if RIM made a BlackBerry running Windows Phone? Stop daydreaming kid, because somebody already did that for you. Yanko Design published a phenomenal mockup by designer Michal Bonikowski of what such a device would look like, and we like what we see.
The device is essentially a full-touch version of the Bold 9700, a gorgeous smartphone in its own right. BlackBerry diehards may not be a fan of the missing hardware keyboard, but we don't think they'd be interested in seeing the Torch come back to life for a third time either. No, instead Michal's concept focuses on the elegance of the hardware with its traditional sleek Mercedes-of-smartphones aesthetic. Chrome outlines the phone, what looks like carbon fiber is found protecting the back, and of course it's running Windows Phone 8 (and a sharp eye should notice a BBM tile on that Start page too). The concept even has the popular third key in between the volume controls, which is used on BlackBerry's as a custom button that you can assign a specific task to.
Judging by RIM CEO Thorstein Hein's recent comments about Nokia and Microsoft, we're not so confident this kind of phone will ever see the light of day. Still, there's always a chance they get desperate and take Microsoft up on that deal we've heard so much about. More pictures after the break and at the source link below.
Source: Yanko Design