So as i’m newsing this morning I stumble across a new Samsung smartphone set to release which resembles the BlackBerry Bold form factor. Not only does the Android powered device resemble a BlackBerry, it has jumped ahead and will rock a 2.8-inch touchscreen. Three UK below shows off the device so we can get an idea of how sexy touchscreen looks on a QWERTY device. Please RIM, hurry up and release the Bold Touch! Looking at the specs, this seems like a low-end Samsung device with an 800 mhz processor, froyo Os, 3.0 Auto focus camera.
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So RIM, if Samsung can run a basic Android OS which allows for touch optimization on top of a QWERTY kb, there is no reason you cannot. The race is only going to get tougher and the competition is only going to get better. Over recent months, many “loyal” BlackBerry users have been jumping ship, and not to Apple but Android. You won’t lose me as I maximize the efficiency on my device without the urge to have a touchscreen. But for the new crowd, you need to get going.