If there is one thing that BlackBerry fans is good at, it’s coming up with some awesome concepts of what the next generation of BlackBerry devices may look like. The first concept is title Phoenix HD, and it comes from Crackberry forum member Shad K. It shows off what is basically a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device with a nice looking trackpad with the BlackBerry logo on top of it. The slogan that Shad K. decided to use is also a key feature of this concept – “The Rebirth Begins with BlackBerry 10”.
The next concept s actually a neat looking hybrid of BlackBerry and Windows Phone. this design was done by Michal Bonikowski, and it is his interpretation of what a next generation BlackBerry device would look like if Microsoft had bought RIM.
This BlackBerry concept runs Windows Phone 8 and get a full touch smartphone with some elegant capacitive buttons at the bottom and a very interesting camera integration at the back. The texture at the back of the phone is very good for grip and the phone is crazy thin, as shown by some of the pics below. If I were to guess some specs, I’d say this model has a 5 megapixel camera, a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and a qHD screen, at least.
There’s a camera button in here and probably some typical BlackBerry business and communication apps. LTE is also on board and I expect the Xbox gaming and BBM action to fit together brilliantly.
The next hybrid concept is what is referred to as Berry UI by its creator. The designer of this one, Bob Freking, created this as his view of what a BlackBerry UI running on top of Android would look like. The physical look of this one looks a little awkward and long, but he idea and the visuals of the operating system look amazing.
Various widgets resembling BB OS are included and a couple of UI modifications to make BlackBerry users feel right at home. The handset comes with a 3 inch screen with a 480 x 640 pixel resolution and 266 ppi density. Also on board there’s a dual core Snapdragon S4 processor and an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video capture ability. Under the display there’s a BlackBerry button and a QWERTY keyboard, that I first though it was a virtual one, but it turned out to be physical.
Al three of these concepts are pretty cool stuff, and we hope to continue to see them from now until we actually get to see what BlackBerry 10 is going to bring. Are any of these designs catching your eye? Please drop us a comment and let us know which one you would pick!