At the moment Blackberry could do with all the help it can get, to pull itself out the declining sales trajectory its currently following. But designs such as the one created by Toronto based design studio Pixelcarve, detailing a new concept for a Blackberry Blade smartphone, might help RIM turn a corner if they are adopted.
The Blackberry Blade concept design has a slight curved and the main touchscreen slides upward to reveal the familiar BlackBerry keyboard. In a similar style to slide out phones by Nokia in the early 90’s. But there are also fixed buttons beneath the touchscreen in addition to a trackpad.
Source: Digital Trends