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Samsung Galaxy M Pro sequel pictured with BlackBerry-esque full QWERTY keyboard

Is anyone still fan of the “BlackBerry form factor?” If so, you may be inclined to know that Samsung has apparently been hard at work on a follow up to their keyboard-where-the-screen-should-be Galaxy M Pro. The newly leaked device was spied by Blog of Mobile where it was pictured in all of its old-school QWERTY glory, said to be running off the power of Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich. Looks like this is the same GT-B7810 that also popped up a few months ago in an FCC filing, although we aren’t quite sure where this one could be heading here in the states (my bet’s an MVNO). Samsung has a reputation of saturating the market with devices of every hardware configuration imaginable. Looks like we can soon add another to that list.

[via UnwiredView]




  • Michael Thompson

    Send these things back in time a couple years…you’ll sell ‘em.
    Oh, and it should have been named the Prequel!

  • bigcix

    I’ll pass

  • Sentinelred

    If it weren’t for the all screen form factor, then I’d get one. But it’s 2013.

  • David Curry

    That’s a poor screen/bezel ratio. I don’t know what purpose this serves besides mocking RIM’s misfortunes.

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    I want one but it has to be the size of the Galaxy Note 2. O_o

  • scoter man1

    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

  • Butthurt iSheep are Butthurt

    We’ll probably see this on a lot of prepaid carriers where high end phones are not an option.

  • DCTheTruth

    I hate to say this but throw this thing in the trash. And this is saying alot coming from a man that said he would never buy a phone without a keyboard. And I’m typing on my note 2.

  • a.d.AM

    This phone was sent from the future to destroy all touch screen phones.

  • rockstar323

    Someone needs to make a high end portrait slider. Droid DNA with a keyboard similar to the one on the Blackberry Bold 9900 that slides out would be awesome.

  • artsr2002

    It’s a damn shame that no manufacturer has created a bad ass phone using this form factor.

  • setspeed

    Contrary to popular belief, not everyone wants a giant-sized super-powerful slab form factor smart phone. I have several friends with BBs and Nokias in this portait-qwerty form, who send a lot of messages. This Samsung has a nice widely spaced keyboard – it might not be the prettiest phone in the world, but it looks like it will do the job it’s meant for very well.