We’re Committed to the Keyboard, Says RIM

RIM has been launching more touchscreen-only devices than it used to. And it’s been sounding like its BBX superphone will be essentially a mini PlayBook. But some argue that the only major selling point BlackBerry still has is its iconic Qwerty keyboard. So what’s RIM to do?

Engadget reached out to RIM for comment, who said that the company will “maintain choice within its product portfolio,” which can be interepreted as featuring both physical keyboard devices and full-sized touchscreen devices. RIM also said that it’s “absolutely committed to building more great keyboard-based smartphones.” 

So there you have it. Do you like BlackBerry for the keyboard or do you think the physical keyboard is dead?