MaxPDA has gotten its hands on some shots of an absolutely bizarre looking and previously unseen BlackBerry phone. It’s not entirely clear if it’s a prototype or something entirely new.
In any case, this BlackBerry is a distinctly odd looking fellow, and personally brings to mind the first Robocop film for some reason. It’s very OCP.
With the same layout and battery as the recently released BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900, there’s speculation that this new beast might simply be a prototype.
On the other hand, MaxPDA reckons it’s the all-new BlackBerry 9980. Indeed, a Chinese seller contacted Engadget claiming to have sold three of the handsets, and added that it’ll soon be hitting the market in limited quantity. Intriguing.
As you can see from the pic, the BlackBerry 9980 is, like, the opposite of curvaceous; it’s all harsh lines. Odder still is the silver and black colouring, which is very unlike RIM.
Oh, and there’s also the word “PROCEEDING” at the top of the handset. Proceeding to market, perhaps? Who knows?
We’re definitely looking forward to learning more about this bizarre-o handset.