Video shows BlackBerry 10 L-series in action

Video shows BlackBerry 10 L-series in action
We just saw leaked photos of the next generation BlackBerry 10 L-series handset, but still pics can really only tell you so much about what a device will be like. Moving pictures are a far better indication, and with that in mind, a video has leaked showing RIM's next handset in action. Of course, the leaked video is from Vietnam, so most of you probably won't be able to understand what's being said, but that's not really all that important.

The interface looks like we have expected, and many of the transitions and gestures look pretty good. The notifications and BlackBerry 10's Active Frames  can be seen around 2:50 in the video, and it looks like a pretty good system for getting around. There are still a couple hitches here and there, but for the most part, it looks like BlackBerry 10 is almost ready to go, which is a good thing given that the release announcement is expected exactly 7 weeks from today. 

The rumor mill and leaks should be ramping up with January 30th not too far away, so get ready for more BlackBerry news. 


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30 Comments

1. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

It looks like an Android UI pre ICS.

2. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I was going to say the same thing. Looks like it would take some getting use to. It is very responsive though.

7. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

You must be dreaming if you say this looks like andriod ICS

12. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

You must not be able to read.... What does "pre ICS" mean? And!, I said "UI". MIUI is ICS+ and doesn't look like it because it's an UI...

10. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Those bezels are not making any sense to me :( They should really think on design one more time as they still have time :(

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The hardware design is baked in at this point. The cost to change would be prohibitive. As a former BB user, the UI just doesn't grab me. Maybe I am too far down the Android path, but that could be said about a lot of former BB users. Converting the recent departures will be key to RIM staying relevant in the market.

3. LordStickMax

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

not impressed

8. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

No matter what, nothing will impress you period.. You must be using a nokia 3310.

4. k4j98

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

I've thought it ever since the first images of the l-line leaked: the front looks like an evo lte!

5. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Yeah, this definitely would never make me jump ship from Android. If I previously went from RIM to iOS this might be enough to earn Blackberry another shot.

6. Hollywould

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

Whats a BlackBerry?

9. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

MeeGo Harmattan + iOS = BB10

16. raphz

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

i second your opinion :) it actually looks like meego

13. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I was hoping for more then just a grid icon layout and one screen of recently used tools. First video I have seen that actually soured me a little on BB 10. January is coming, will be glad to see it in action, but this needs to offer something unique to compete, in my humble unimportant opinion. I am not seeing it on this walkthrough.

14. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

The Device looks great! Very sleek and I'm glad it came with SD Card slot and removable back door. The OS looks interesting, especially with all the gestures. Looks like a refined Playbook's OS and have some Meego in it.

15. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

LOVE IT OR HATE IT BUT BLACKBERRY 10 IS AN AWESOME PLATFORM FOR ALL PEOPLE!!!

22. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

You're clearly a fanboy... Admit it #CAPSRAGE How do you know that bb is an awesome platform for everyone?

23. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

gaming, business, teens and a lot more!! duh!!!!

24. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Teens are not going to buy bb devices anymore (except in my country) The vast majority of teens in developed countries use eigher iphone or android There's no way they can switch to bb anymore In addition, the games that are available in bb10 is not as good as Google play or app store

29. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

lol...teens will still love BB10!!! you're really stupid coz you keep on hating!!!

25. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

you said to me that gs3 feels cheap as it's made of a cheap plastic now it's payback time! this bb 10 has a cheap plastic backcover !!!

30. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

oh... lumia is plastic..but dont feel plastic! while S3, a plastic but still feel plastic!!! and these BB10 is plastic,but have you seen bold 9900? its not high end spec like what on android but that phone looks really better!!! very classy that what s3 looks!

17. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Not cool enough to make people use bb again

19. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

lol...whatever you say troll!

18. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Im pretty excited for it. If anyone on sprint gets one and they dont care for it, I will trade you my S3 for your BB10.

20. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

This is a very good platform. I enjoyed seeing the different features. However this platform is only good cause the other ones are. Yes there are features that the other ones don't have but they definitly are no show stoppers. So I say this. I wish them luck but I don't see the customers flocking to the platform in the numbers needed to survive.

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I have to say its a pretty device BB.

26. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Can't wait till RIM release them...they are super responsive OS and a great true multi-task as well :)

27. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

I would consider BB over WP IF they make a QWERTY version.. if not they are going to die a quick and painful death. MANY BB users have waited to upgrade to the new BB10, so they can get a QWERTY keyboard. Without one its just another Apple clone.

28. mattrajeh

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

i think bb10 will be good, give it a chance, Blackberry is no longer popular in the US but it is still popular in other parts of the world, in Lebanon, over 50% of users have blackberry with the very interesting offers available, and BBM is so popular to a point that even my university(and others) have it's offiacial BBM to stay in contact with it's students(most have blackberrys), so if RIM they really come up with something good i think they can rise again

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