RIM Teases BlackBerry 10 Smartphone With First Image

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.

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  • reprotected
    Cool story. When is iOS 7 coming out?
  • Marco925
    Re-designed. Re-engineered. Re-invented

    Promising words. I Pray that it is good. More good products means more good choices. More good choices also eventually means lower prices and higher innovation.
  • Thunderfox
    Nice picture of a rubber foot there...what does the phone look like?

    I know they are supposed to be targeting business users with the physical keyboard, but the market is so much bigger than that now that they would probably have been better off releasing the touchscreen version first.

    I guess the keyboard is supposed to be their signature feature, but obviously it's not so attractive any more if they are losing so much business to the two market leaders.