Leaked picture reveals new BlackBerry 10 Alpha Developer's phone

Leaked picture reveals new BlackBerry 10 Alpha Developer's phone
We recently told you that RIM was planning on giving away 2,000 BlackBerry 10 flavored handsets to those attending the BlackBerry Jam conference that runs alongside the annual BlackBerry World Conference in Orlando. The festivities start on Tuesday and run through Thursday. By giving away the phones, RIM is hoping to spark some developers into writing apps for the upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphones which could be the Canadian manufacturer's last chance to be a competitor in the smartphone industry.

Crackberry has obtained photographs of the Alpha version of the Developer's model and it appears to be a rubberized slab. Regardless if you hate or approve of the design, this is not the model that you will be considering a purchase of later this year. The phones being handed out to developers will not have the same looks and navigation as the finished consumer product will have. The first BlackBerry 10 model is expected to be called the BlackBerry London and is due out later this year. A picture, allegedly of the device, has already been leaked.

The BlackBerry 10 OS is based on the QNX OS that RIM uses on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Originally the smartphone OS was called BBX until RIM found out that another company called Basis was using that name and changed the moniker of its new OS to BlackBerry 10. Now, RIM starts on the most important journey in company history by giving developers a head start on using BlackBerry 10. A few days ago, we showed you leaked photos of what is claimed to be the packaging for the BlackBerry London.

source: Crackberry




1. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I spy with my little eyes a lawsuite coming from Apple if this phone is released. Apple will more than likely say something along the lines of "it's form factor and camera & flash positioning are too similar to those of the iPhone 4 & 4S."

4. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

It is similar...

7. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i gotta agree. the top pic not so much so but the bottom ones definitely.

9. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Well this kind of style of phone is considered a Candy Bar style, most phones are so they can't sue over form factor because Apple doesn't own the patent .

17. dZW

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 16, 2008

"Regardless if you hate or approve of the design, this is not the model that you will be considering a purchase of later this year." please read before you post.

2. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 613; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Yea I agree but it basically is a mini Playbook nearly same placement for everything

3. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

IDK about you guys but when i look at it it looks like an iPhone 4s!

21. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I think you look a lot more like iphone than this mini BlackBerry PlayBook

5. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

The hardware isn't as importaant as the Softwarem Most smartphones will have a candybar appearance and have a 4" plus screen. Personally I am much more interested in the software and how the device worKs as opposed to its appearance.

6. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Totally agree. The write up says it is a developers version only. Hope this sparks some excitment. Hate to see RIM go away. I think they still have something to offer the mobile world.

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, that's not a matte black iPhone 4/4S or anything... xD

10. BBGrind

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

I actually love how simple it look, that mean it will be easier ro make cases for it and will have more options. once the software in as good and even better than the PLAYBOOK, RIM will pull it off and be around much longer.

11. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

I like it!

12. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Looks like the motorola triumph! Hope it's awesome.

13. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

who cares. bb is dead.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

That's right who cares.....

14. kg4icg

Posts: 83; Member since: May 18, 2008

Definately looks like a smaller size playbook even the button placement and usb and hdmi and dock ports are the same, just the camera placement is different. Typing this from a playbook.

15. BBGrind

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

Love it, what they need to do is have removable battries and optional slide out keyboard and that will go a long way.

16. GeekMovement unregistered

i can't wait to see blackberry's final product!

19. JcHnd

Posts: 284; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Looks cool actually, but too iphone4'ish... at least they decided to change designs... finally!

20. Mr.Best

Posts: 79; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

It has a form factor like the Galaxy S2 actually.

22. grif_

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

why would apple sue them for the units they're giving to developers. and it won't even be the final look of the phone.

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