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When square phones don't quite work and suing Ryan Seacrest is taking too long, what's a BlackBerry to do? Combine the weirdest new hardware trend and a classic old one together in one super (silly?) smartphone. Blackberry just teased the new "dual-curved, all-touch display with a keyboard—yes a slider device!" at this years Mobile World Congress.


Blackberry calls it "the Slider." Details on the device are scant for now; handset chief Ron Louks only held it up on stage for a quick peek. (Louks, by the way, is the same Blackberry executive that has said the company's goal was to release "at least one unconventional device" a year.) It's unclear when the Slider will see primetime, but rest assured that if you want to buy a slider phone you'll soon be able to choose between competing models from Blackberry and Mozilla. Here's hoping a Sidekick 2015 is in development, too. [BlackBerry]

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