BlackBerry X10 with QWERTY keyboard leaks online
RIM’s first BlackBerry 10-powered device with a full QWERTY keyboard, the BlackBerry X10, has leaked online ahead of its official launch
RIM’s BlackBerry X10 has leaked online revealing what the company’s first BlackBerry 10-powered QWERTY device will look like ahead of its official launch on January 30.
Non-surprisingly the BlackBerry X10 shares more than a passing resemblance to the RIM’s ‘Bold’ devices of old. Not much else is known about the device apart from that it will feature a 720x720 pixel display with a pixel density of 330ppi.
The leak comes via N4BB and details precisely what uses can expect from RIM’s clearly more traditional BB10 device. No doubt aimed at pulling across life-long BlackBerry users, the X10 looks more professional than its all-touch launch partner, the Z10.
In this sense it’s obvious RIM isn’t turning its back on users that prefer buttons. That’s a wise move, too, because pretty soon RIM will be one of the only company’s that produces handsets with QWERTY keyboards – hardware many users deem indispensible. And that’s an important USP.
So while the X10 might not be as exciting as its all-touch launch partner the BlackBerry Z10, it’s still an exciting development in the on-going BlackBerry 10 saga, which we’ve watched develop throughout 2012.
That saga, however, will soon conclude. On January 30, 2013, RIM will officially unveil BlackBerry 10 and its two launch handsets – the BlackBerry X10 and the BlackBerry Z10 – to the world.
Expect release dates to follow shortly after. Networks the globe over have been very positive about BlackBerry 10.