‘Plucky Young Startup Blackberry’ is Shaking Up The Phone Market ➝

G. Keenan Schneider, writing on NoOctothorpe:

Sometimes it just takes a fresh pair of eyes to solve a problem no one knew they had. I can only imagine BlackBerry will hold onto this for… Oh, I don’t know, maybe ten years or something while the rest of the phone market shoots off in a completely different direction, leaving this new Canadian company to bask in its own sort of twisted reality where it dominates the mobile landscape.

A vertical slide-out keyboard on a smartphone is the very definition of forward-thinking innovation. Apple, you better hold on to yer butts.