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RIM phasing out trackball in favor of optical trackpads?

By Jos
Jul 10, 2009
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  1. It seems RIM is about ready to phase out the distinctive “Pearl” trackball that debuted with the same-named device in favor of a more efficient solution on future phones. Confirming earlier rumors, an image has surfaced today showing both the upcoming BlackBerry Onyx and entry-level Curve 8520 sporting optical trackpads; an indication that the company might be replicating the move across its entire non-touchscreen lineup.

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