RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 devices should arrive in Q1 2013
BlackBerry enthusiasts are certainly looking forward to having a better look at the first devices that Canadian mobile phone maker Research In Motion will bring to the market with the new BlackBerry 10 OS on board, and they just got a bit lucky, it seems.A new set of leaked images with RIM’s L-Series full-touch BlackBerry 10 smartphone can be seen online, presenting the device from all angles.
Little is actually known on what the smartphone will pack inside in terms of hardware, but RIM is expected to bring it in line with some of the latest handsets out there, so as to prove that it can be competitive once again.
These photos were taken in Vietnam and emerged over at tinhte.vn, but were not accompanied by details on the phone’s hardware capabilities.
However, the news site notes that the BlackBerry L-Series smartphone will feature a design similar to the Dev Alpha B handset, although it will feel much better when held.
The handset will arrive on shelves with rounded corners, and will be very comfortable to use, both with one hand and with both of them.
Provided that there are still some of you out of the loop, we should note that RIM is set to make the BlackBerry 10 OS and the first devices running under it official on January 30, 2013.
These smartphones should land on shelves shortly after the official unveiling, RIM said, although analysts suggested recently that it might delay their release to March next year.
The full touch device that can be admired in the photos attached to this article will be accompanied by QWERTY-enabled handsets as well, set to be released not long after the L-Series hit shelves.
Yesterday, RIM made available for download the gold flavor of the BlackBerry 10 SDK, to ensure that users will have applications available for the new handsets at launch, and it seems that all is moving forth pretty smoothly with the development of the new OS.