Leaked BlackBerry videos promise big changes

Yes, BlackBerry has promised big changes before, but two leaked videos show a whole different strategy for the company's devices.

Some very interesting videos from BlackBerry have appeared online that show a new kind of device with an edge-to-edge display.

The videos, which were first posted by N4BB and later picked up by Pocketnow, look like they're made for an upcoming press conference, shows everyday business folks putting their phones to everyday use.

The handset itself is just a rectangle with a large screen (there's no sight of a "crackberry" keyboard). Outside of the sleek and polished user interface that we've never seen before, the overall design looks a little too basic to be real. Perhaps it's just to get the development wheels turning.

In the videos, however, the unassuming device is doing pretty cool stuff like interacting seamlessly with computers, tablets, and a smart table. One woman even uses it to find her desk in a cubicle farm while her colleague uses it to gain access to a room.

There's no indication as to what the gadget is or what it would be called. And as Pocketnow reports, BlackBerry isn't saying anything abut them yet. But if this is where the beleaguered company is headed, I admit it looks pretty cool. Would you agree?

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Senior Managing Editor Kent German leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he still writes about the wireless industry and occasionally his passion for commercial aviation.


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