Pictures of the new BlackBerry X10, with a physical QWERTY, appear

Pictures of the new BlackBerry X10, with a physical QWERTY, appear
Earlier Saturday, we showed you some pictures of what is by now widely believed to be the BlackBerry Z10. That model is an all-touch device that will rely on a virtual QWERTY keyboard. But there are many who would never give up the feeling of typing on a BlackBerry physical QWERTY and for them, the BlackBerry N-Series was devised. Well, at least it was called the N-Series. New information on Saturday shows that the BlackBerry 10 models with a physical QWERTY will be known as the BlackBerry X10. And we have three new pictures of the 'Berry X10. to show you tonight.

We can see that the lock screen on the phone has a link to the camera, and shows you the number of received messages as well as the number of upcoming events. The screen can show up to 8 applications at a time with the bottom of the panel becoming a launcher for the phone, search and camera. We've seen the same app icons before on photos of the BlackBerry Z10 device, so there aren't really any surprises.

The BlackBerry X10 is expected to launch after the BlackBerry Z10 is rolled out in the first quarter of 2013. While the latter is expected to have a 768 x 1280 resolution touchscreen, the resolution on the BlackBerry X10 is rumored to be 720 x 720 with an OLED display. Looking at the QWERTY itself, you can see it has the "frets" used on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Bold 9930. On the new handset, they run edge-to-edge. Earlier this month, an institutional brokerage house called Detwiler Fenton predicted a March launch for the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 models, and a June release for the BlackBerry X10 handsets.

source: N4BB via Electronista



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22 Comments

1. raghav.ak

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Blackberry 10, you are one reason why I check the Tech News everyday.

10. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

I really hope it turns out to be a unique experience. It is time we consumers finally get a change from the usual android and iOS dominion.

13. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Doesn't this look a lot like Android/iOS then? Still icon grids and most probably inconsistent app design.

20. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

These pictures looks really fake! but then again maybe its the obviusly copy/pasted hands with the phones that makes it look wierd?

11. metalpoet unregistered

its pretty! :) So ive decided to have my GS3 and the new blackberry X10

2. GeekMovement unregistered

I'm so excited about the blackberry 10 devices coming up. This is no exception. The front is so beautiful, but sadly the backside looks like a downgrade from their previous bold 9900. Left a bitter first impression on me, but we'll see if this design grows on me throughout time.

8. JohnnyBravo

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

Fret not my dude as I bet that back is not the final design. It looks like a case! Look around the camera lens area. BB10 FTW

3. adelta90

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

this is actually pretty cool, the edge-to-edge "frets" look really good

4. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

l hope that the Blackberry X10 AN Blackberry Z10 do well

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Ironically, the keyboard is one of the few remaining strengths of BBs. Yet RIM decides to release a keyboard BB10 phone at the end of 2Q2013. There must be something in the water they are drinking at RIM headquarters.

12. cakvalasc

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 24, 2010

Well I do hope "good things comes to those who wait" will ring true for RIM, if not well see them sold in pieces to the highest bidder. (I.E. Kodak)

6. hf199

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

I can't wait! I have a Pre 3 and will keep it and get this too. It's the closest operating system to webOS

7. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I am hopeful for BB10, but you may want to wait to see it in action before you heap such high praise on it. Had HP not choked on a chicken bone, I never would have left WebOS either. I loved that OS. But I do not see a huge WebOS influence here. This seems to be a nice attempt to bring BB07, mate it to Android, and take the Live Tile idea of WP and give it some new functions. I like the looks of it and hope it performs well, but the true multi-tasking, fun UI of WebOS? Nah, not seeing that here.

9. soshi

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

ah I want it for second phone but I got used to swipe keyboard in android. I don't think I want to back pressing key one by one

14. RanJos

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 08, 2012

I wonder how it would look in glossy white with a rubberized keyboard and back panel. Looks future-proof though.

15. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Yawn...

16. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

looks interesting still think the full touch screen version would be better won't know till i have it in my hands and use the phone.

17. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

These new Blackberry phones look nice.. Maybe I'll check one out once my upgrade comes.

18. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Too much bezel on top. Use that for a bigger screen or cut it off. Its gonna be 2013. I want thin, little bezel, and big battery for any top notch phone.

19. tryingHARD

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 31, 2012

so excited for RIM! i will break my piggybank to buy one!

21. Imaxxacre

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

These last few years have been a complete and utter mess for RIM, and I'm glad to see that they are finally getting on the same page as Android, iOS, and WP8. I just hope that this isn't their blaze of glory.

22. mattrajeh

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

cant wait for bb10!!!so exited

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