First images, video of RIM’s BlackBerry 10 devices surface
The company plans to bring two types of devices initially: a full touch BlackBerry smartphone, kicking off the L series, and another handset closer to the traditional ‘Berry, a full QWERTY N series phone.
A video appeared on Vimeo showcasing the two devices, but was quickly pulled and we only have screengrabs of it, but they illustrate well the upcoming smartphones. It’s still a leak and not 100% credible, but it does look legitimate as if this was made for inside use for BlackBerry to try and sell its smartphones to vendors.
Funnily, the video seems to have been accidentally leaked by Rob Jury, the same person who edited it. Check out the screen grabs below and let us know, will those ‘Berries do it for RIM’s big return in smartphones?
Alleged images of first BlackBerry 10 devices
1. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
qwerty looks very much like the Bold 9900 how i hope they will change that the touch screen looks good ho i hope they will be using some premium materials to that! way to go BB we'll see i guess i have to wait for bb10 devices before getting a note II or Lumia 920 haha! too bad it feels like a lifetime before it came out Lol! haha
2. TechDork (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 May 2010)
Do you guys hear that? I swear it sounds like a stampede of Apples coming....
3. kindlefireowner (Posts: 443; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
These leaks do nothing for your customers. RIM's loyal customers are leaving daily. What they need to leak is a release date.
6. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
RIM had a growth of 2 million subscribers the previous quarter, so how is RIM's base going down? Besides BB10 looks good.
7. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1104; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
The cutomer base you mention comes from Africa and South-east asian countries where RIM is still perceived as ahigh-end corporate device but even that's on the decline and that won't last for long if they can't get thier act together and release a date for their new device...better yet release a good device and fast!
13. kindlefireowner (Posts: 443; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
RIM is done in the USA. Most consumers don't care about Blackberry 10. People who use blackberry for work are leaving for iphones by the thousands daily. Yahoo recently told there employees they could not use blackberries as there work phone. The corporate market in the USA has shifted to android and Apple. Those are facts.
14. Paximos (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
He might be right. The last company I worked for, decommissioned their BB server, and my current one only accepts Android of iPhone!!!
5. Mozarrt (Posts: 297; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
I might get a BB10 device, looks like a great OS to try, the others are pretty boring + I loved my BB Playbook.
8. Gawain (Posts: 375; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)
Those look like renderings rather than photos. Clearly device in the hand is not a real photo.
9. Rayvelynn (Posts: 123; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Blackberry phones are just unnecessarily complicated
11. metalpoet (unregistered)
Your just a silly ish**p
10. JcHnd (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
hmm... the large touchscreen one looks really generic, and the qwerty one it's plain ugly, too big and too squared screen... no, I don't like it.... but I'm sure a lot of people (specially crackberries) will love them.
12. slaggyb (Posts: 192; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I love the qwerty bold damn sweet...I can't wait to upgrade from my bold 9900 to this
Go blackberry Go....I just love my qwerty keyboard...
15. aburgerBuksie (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
I come from south africa, and here rim is quite a popular. Butt their app world only have like 50k apps against android and iphone that have over 500k. Its fastly getting boring for everybody, the only reason its so popular is because all the rim devices have unlimited data plans. So its free google all day long. But with almost no apps to download it doesn't have any use.
17. JcHnd (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
just like in latin america... but everyone have them because of the bbm... everyone's a zombie around here this days....
16. andrew1953 (Posts: 175; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)
In an era of cyber hacking its good to know the BlackBerry O/S I use is still the most secure. Very impressed with what I've seen of new QNX/BB10 O/S system from BlackBerry conference which included developers. Also impressed with the look of the handsets though I would have liked to see one with a slide out Qwerty keyboard. Either way,seen enough to be more than convinced RIM is back as a credible force in its field. Can't. Wait. To see the specs on new BB10 handsets. Well done RIM.
18. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
im so looking forward with BB10 devices.. really love this looks of these devices!
but i got one concern, i really dont understand why RIM decided to make 1:1 ratio for BB10 QWERTY's.. isnt it odd to have it box? i think they should go for 4:3
but anyway it looks good!
19. kapoorsunny (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)
I agree with 1:1 ratio, but they are gorgeous, my hands are itching to get qwerty one :)
20. andrew1953 (Posts: 175; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)
I believe that the next range of devices and software released by RIM will be the best they have ever put out on the Market. They have to be as their CEO realises,hence the delayed release date. When they are released,I am convinced all those who have made these nasty,pathetic,bitchy comments will eat their words and even say how brilliant RIM are.