Picture leaked allegedly showing BlackBerry London packaging

Picture leaked allegedly showing BlackBerry London packaging
So it comes down to this for RIM. The BlackBerry 10 OS is make or break for the Canadian company, and the first device expected to hit the market using the software is the BlackBerry London. BerryReview has just obtained a leaked photograph that claims to show the packaging for the device. The picture on the box shows a handset with corners cut at an angle similar to say, the Motorola PHOTON 4G. The picture on the box does resemble an earlier leaked photo said to be RIM's first BB 10 model. Understandably, the source wanted to remain anonymous.

On Tuesday, BlackBerry Jam is to start in Orlando, running through the third of the month alongside the BlackBerry World Conference. At BlackBerry Jam, RIM is expected to give away 2,000 units of a special developer's handset that will be loaded with BlackBerry 10. The devices will not have the same look or navigation as the BlackBerry London will have when released, and have been produced just to get the new OS into the hands of developers in the hope that some of them will be inspired to write some great apps for the OS.

With nothing short of the company's future existence at stake, RIM needs to pull out all of the stops here for the BlackBerry London, even when it comes to something that might seem like an afterthought like the packaging for the phone.

source: BerryReview

Leaked photo allegedly showing the packaging for the BlackBerry London (L) which is claimed to be the device on the right
Leaked photo allegedly showing the packaging for the BlackBerry London (L) which is claimed to be the device on the right

Leaked photo allegedly showing the packaging for the BlackBerry London (L) which is claimed to be the device on the right


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27 Comments

1. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Looks pretty decent, still not getting my money.

16. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I suspect the success or failure of the BB10 handsets will determine whether RIM remains in the handset business. I can't say I am impressed at this point. It still looks like RIM is stuck on technology that is 2 years old. Anything about LTE connectivity?

20. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Why not the OS looks amazing an functional if i had a windows phone i would switch to this

21. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

back to school kid,

24. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Do you have any idea how popular these things would have to be to get any developer support? Its almost like trying to get developers on WP7 or blackberry 7, its nearly impossible because they aren't popular, It isn't the functionality that matters entirely, Its about the mix of software,hardware, and design to meld into one great device, and if nobody wants to develop for it well then there goes your software.

2. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

I'll have to agree with kshell1 on that,like the design but......

11. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Exactly. A lot of Windows Phones have nice designs too and they're still having a hell of a time gaining market share. And while it looks nice, it's probably got last year's (if not 2010) technology on the inside and for the screen.

3. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Got to say...looks good and all but I don't think will be spending my money on this...

9. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

I dont want to say, but why people like u have already made ur mind that u wont buy it without looking at its functionality, to my understanding this will have same OS as BB playbook. I have bb playbook, it was priced $500, no one bought it wasreduced to $200 few people bought it, i was one of them. I will say, i could be happier when i compared it to IPAD 2. It is silky super smooth, grt performance and OS has amazing UI. it runs any thing as if its a joke... u know it has same processor what laggy kindle, nook andhttp://html5test.com/ has rated its browser to be best. and not just html its flash performance is even better than any other mobile device, I own a galaxy s2 which runs flash like liquid... but u know playbook runs even better... BUT STILL PEOPLE WILL NOT BUY IT BCOZ THE FOLLOWING LIKE SHEEPS.. ATLEAST ONE SHOULD GO TO A STORE AND DO A HANDS ON BEFORE SAYING NO... only think i think playbook misses is major free apps, it has paid versions

14. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

umadbro?

15. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

A lot of people passed up on the Playbook because it's too small.

4. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

very decent design.

5. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Will PhoneArena be present at Blackberry Jam and, if so, what are the odds of getting a hands-on review of BB 10? Depending on what it looks like I might possibly consider looking into thinking about contemplating making a Blackberry my next phone... maybe...

6. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

The design looks nice and kind of refreshing. Wouldn't mind to get one to switch between phones. I do love BB's e-mail service.

7. pathmarkpolice

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 05, 2009

Looks great. I might buy it, but I'd want to wait and see what improvements RIM has made to the BB OS. Any idea if the Bold 9900 is getting the BB OS 10 upgrade? Would definitely rock one of those.

8. GeekMovement unregistered

Depending on the specs I may try this one. Unless there are too many other awesome phones from other platforms coming out by then... (it would look nicer if the black bezel was thinner though...)

10. Dameon

Posts: 32; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

phone looks nice could be an interesting device

12. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Who still use a BB today? Its a brick.

13. beefsupreme

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It seems like everyone hates BB devices because its the cool thing to do, but this phone actually looks good. And the BB's that I've owned have been solid so I'm hopeful this had the same build quality.

17. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

The UI looks nice the phone is a little weird though...

18. StalkinUrMom

Posts: 111; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

I like the design, but it takes more than good looks to get sales. I hope BB 10 puts RIM back on the map though, the 8520 was my first smartphone and what got me hooked on stuff like this. I'd hate to see them fail.

19. locote

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

it all makes sense now....its a droidberry phone! a stock android cloak in some crap berry skin! this is the phone that was leak running bbm.... easy math if u dont believe look at the previous pic of an android running bbm... this is that phone!

22. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

lmao who are you to say BB copied Android because Android stole them.

23. locote

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

umm i didnt said bb copied android i said that they took stock android and dressed it with bb this phone reminds me of this one from previous leaks rumour to be an android phone running bbm.... http://androidcommunity.com/blackberry-messenger-spotted-on-android-20120412/ http://cdn.androidcommunity.com/wp-content/uploads /2012/04/bbm_android_technobuffalo-405x540.jpg as u can see this phone looks a lot like this one... so they prob took stock android and skinned it with bb..... btw i didnt said they copied it.......

25. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

looks like web os to me not thats a bad thing

26. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Call me crazy, but, I would really like to play with this "London" phone, I find it intriguing. I found the HTC Titan 1 a windows phone to be a beautiful marriage of hardware and software (Darn Titan was smoother than the iPhone 4s I compared it to!), and with this London, I expect to find the same, Hope it comes to Verizon...

27. grif_

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

bb10 is based on QNX not android get your facts straight. just because the phone will be able to run android apps doesn't make it an android device. and QNX has been around longer than android.

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