Back in May, we shared a rumor that the 1st Blackberry Flip Phone was on it’s way. Well, it was confirmed shortly after with some good spy shots. Now, just a couple months later and well before it’s “rumored” release, Crackberry has got a full on review of the device.
With the BlackBerry KickStart it seems RIM has managed to achieve a form factor that is both Small yet BIG. It’s actually a little bit weird to experience at first. Sitting on the desk next to a pile of other smartphones (a few BlackBerrys, a Treo 680 and even an iPhone 3G) with its flip closed, the KickStart “seems” small. With the exception of the Treo 680, the KickStart is definitely the thickest of the bunch, but the width and height of the device is obviously much smaller and the black face with chrome-colored edging makes it look tight. Despite the extra thickness added to the device from having a flip, the KickStart should be small enough to fit into most people’s pockets inconspicuously. Busting out the measuring tape, with the flip closed the KickStart comes in at ~ 4″ long, just under 2″ wide and about 11/16ths of an inch thick.