January 30 – that's the date every dedicated BlackBerry fan has marked in their calendar. That's when the upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphones are to be officially unveiled, along with their features and specifications. At least two new handsets are expected to be announced on stage: the BlackBerry X10
with its hardware QWERTY keyboard and the BlackBerry Z10
with a full touchscreen interface.
And since both of these smartphones are surely going to launch the U.S., it comes as no surprise that we are already seeing them pass through the FCC. Several days ago, a filing for a BlackBerry 10 device with AT&T LTE support
was discovered, and now we see a counterpart of some kind getting the thumbs up by the commission. The new device, bearing a model name RFH121LW, is a smartphone running BlackBerry OS 10.0.9. According to the filing, it offers wireless hotspot functionality, along with all the standard connectivity features, such as GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Unfortunately, that's pretty much all that the documents reveal, so we don't really know which one of the two BlackBerry 10 smartphones we're dealing with. But rest assured that we'll let you know as soon as any further information gets posted.