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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