BlackBerry reportedly working on phone with touch sensitive physical keyboard

According to BGR, BlackBerry are reportedly working on a smartphone internally code-named Windermere, according to a report by BGR.

The phone is much wider than any other BlackBerry, and the keyboard apparently features three rows of touch sensitive keys instead of the traditional four and all of the keys are touch sensitive.

The keys are physical keys that you can press and type on, but you can also swipe gestures over them and this is how you would access numbers, symbols, accent keys and more.

BlackBerry is currently working with an unnamed large partner that is interested in the Windermere and the device will only be manufactured and make it out of the prototype phase only if the partner decides to move forward with the phone.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]