BlackBerry Z10 to be the first BlackBerry 10 phone?

Alleged images of a BlackBerry 10-based Z10 smartphone have surfaced on the web, showing full touchscreen.

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BlackBerry Z10 to be the first BlackBerry 10 phone?

As the January 30, 2013 launch date for BlackBerry 10 draws closer, leaks have started to emerge all over the Internet about devices that will be powered by RIM’s latest OS. Today we have information about a device that will be called the Z10.

The Z10 is a complete touchscreen device and it is expected that RIM will launch smartphones that will have a QWERTY keypad as well. The leaked images of the Z10 comes from, which says, “Both a Torch-like full-touch device, as well as a Bold-like QWERTY candybar are expected. According to the marketing material pictured below, obtained by a reliable source, RIM is jettisoning the traditional four-digit model numbers in favor of a shorter, catchier nomenclature; the full-touch device, currently known by its “L-series” designation, should come to market as the BlackBerry Z10, in both black and white.”

Apart from the touchscreen device, RIM will be launching a keyboard variant of the smartphone. No details are known of the device except the fact that it will be called the X10.

All rumours will be put to rest on January 30, 2013 when RIM will not only officially release BlackBerry 10 but also the next gen hardware that will power the OS.

What do you think? Is BB10 RIM’s last hope? Is this the deal breaker for the Canadian smartphone manufacturer? Read our opinion piece on the topic here. Recently we also saw the BlackBerry 10 L-series phones leaked. You can read the details of those devices here. We have already had a glimpse of the new OS in action and here are six features of BlackBerry 10 we find interesting.

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