First handsets powered by the upcoming platform will be unveiled on January 30, 2013.
Research in Motion has teased the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone with an official image of the device, which is set to be revealed on January 30.
Naturally, the teaser image doesn't show much, but does reveal the back of the handset which features a textured material, as well as a camera lens in one corner.
RIM has remained tight lipped regarding the exact BlackBerry 10 handsets that will launch during the opening stages of 2013, but it's been confirmed that at least one full touchscreen device will be released, alongside another that features BlackBerry's trademark physical, QWERTY keyboard. The company will announce two BlackBerry 10 devices on January 30, the date when the actual operating system launches worldwide, with the firm stressing that it wants to release the handsets as soon as the platform becomes available.
However, research firm Detwiler Fenton recently stated RIM's first QWERTY BlackBerry 10 smartphone will launch in June, while the first touch-screen BlackBerry 10 phone won’t see a launch in the U.S. until March.
Elsewhere, RIM has offered a total of 1,500 dedicated developers the first Dev Alpha C handset, which is the QWERTY model.