The BlackBerry ACCESS Hides a Keyboard and Touchpad Within

Mobile phone design shifted away from moving parts several years ago in favor of bar-style smartphones but is seemingly shifting once again as we see new concepts like the BlackBerry ACCESS come about.

Designed by Mladen Milic, the smartphone features a physical QWERTY keyboard underneath the screen along with adjacent touchpads to allow the device to function in a multitude of different orientations. This sliding design is part of a larger movement towards flipping, folding and shifting smartphones to offer consumers a new albeit familiar product worth upgrading to.

The conceptual BlackBerry ACCESS smartphone is finished with a dual-rear camera and has an ultra-slim design with a curved frame to make it comfortable to hold for extended periods.