On August 3rd, Research in Motion is set to unveil the BlackBerry Slider 9800, which aims to give iPhone and Android phones some serious competition on the smartphone front. Aside from its physical keyboard, the handset also features a virtual version. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a short hands-on video and an OS 6 walkthrough in mandarin.

…sure enough, the About screen shows support for WCDMA bands I, II, V, and VI, which means you’ll be able to use the phone for 3G service in Japan and most of Europe.

[via BBLeaksEngadget]