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More Leaked Photos of BlackBerry Z10 Surface

Business Insider has scored another set of leaked images revealing RIM's upcoming BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. The source that provided the two new images claims to be testing two variants of the Z10 phone: one for AT&T and one for Verizon. In one shot that shows both models – which towers over an iPhone 4S on each side as seen above – the one on the left clearly reads Verizon Wireless. Both look rather slick honestly: an all-black phone with an apparent front-facing camera at the top and the BlackBerry logo at the bottom.

According to the source, the build quality of RIM's BlackBerry Z10 is "really nice". The back cover feels somewhat rubbery and snaps on similar to Samsung's Galaxy S III. The web browser is also reportedly "very quick" – just as fast as a PC browser – despite supporting Adobe Flash. The new AppWorld also resembles Google Play on Android phones, the source said.

The BlackBerry Z10 reportedly takes around one minute to boot, and allows the user to create separate profiles for personal and work use. This should come in handy for both owners and IT administrators as the phones begin to saturate to corporate environment. The source also backs up previous reports that Evernote is integrated into the BlackBerry 10 OS.

RIM is slated to introduce BlackBerry 10 and several smartphones at a special event on January 30. It's no big secret that this launch is a make-it-or-break-it scenario for the BlackBerry company struggling to make headway in a market dominated by Google and Apple. Recently RIM revealed falling unit sales and revenue for its third fiscal quarter, saying that it only sold 6.9 million BlackBerry phones, down from 7.4 million in the previous quarter. A meager 255,000 units of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet were sold in that quarter as well.

"Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was $2.7 billion, down 5-percent from $2.9 billion in the previous quarter and down 47-percent from $5.2 billion in the same quarter of fiscal 2012," the company stated. "The revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 60-percent for hardware, 36-percent for service and 4% for software and other revenue."

That said, all bets are seemingly placed on the BlackBerry 10 OS. Ten handsets are expected to arrive in 1Q13 including the Z10, and a second keyboard-equipped version called the BlackBerry X10. Marketing material was first "leaked" before Christmas showing white and black models of the BlackBerry Z10, as seen here.

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  • computernerdforlife
    So it's like the Playbook in the sense that it takes forever to load in. Gotcha!
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  • Vorador2
    It looks like my old LG Optimus phone.

    And well, Blackberry phones have always took forever to coldboot, so no surprises there.

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  • halcyon
    ^ I'm surprised they chose not to completely correct the slow boot...though 1 minute would be somewhat of an improvement.
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  • aaron88_7
    What I miss most about my old Blackberry was that it never had any problems opening various windows office files. At that time Android didn't do that so well, but now it works okay most of the time. Still though, their app selection was horrible and I can't imagine it's gotten any better.

    It's really sad, because in so many ways Blackberry phones were great in many areas, but they really need to open up to the Android market if they want any kind of future. Until their phones are running Android I wouldn't consider buying one.
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  • Bloob
    It sounds good, but why so much wasted space? T_T
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  • aaron88_7
    ^^ Definitely true, but which is worse...lose your edge in security or go out of business?

    I guess I'm a bit of an optimist with the hope that Android can beef up their security and office productivity to the point that an Android Blackberry phone might make sense. But probably what will end up happening is Blackberry leaves the consumer market and just sticks to working directly with businesses, or at least the ones left that still buy their phones.
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  • otacon72 01/05/2013 10:50 PM
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    aaron88_7 :
    What I miss most about my old Blackberry was that it never had any problems opening various windows office files. At that time Android didn't do that so well, but now it works okay most of the time. Still though, their app selection was horrible and I can't imagine it's gotten any better. It's really sad, because in so many ways Blackberry phones were great in many areas, but they really need to open up to the Android market if they want any kind of future. Until their phones are running Android I wouldn't consider buying one.



    RIM will never put Android on any of their devices..too many security issues. They'd lose all their security ratings.


    You have got to be the dumbest apple troll I have ever met! US government chose android over apple because android is more secure.
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  • boulbox
    otacon72knowssquatotacon72 01/05/2013 10:50 PMHide-0+aaron88_7 :What I miss most about my old Blackberry was that it never had any problems opening various windows office files. At that time Android didn't do that so well, but now it works okay most of the time. Still though, their app selection was horrible and I can't imagine it's gotten any better. It's really sad, because in so many ways Blackberry phones were great in many areas, but they really need to open up to the Android market if they want any kind of future. Until their phones are running Android I wouldn't consider buying one.RIM will never put Android on any of their devices..too many security issues. They'd lose all their security ratings. You have got to be the dumbest apple troll I have ever met! US government chose android over apple because android is more secure.
    Not always true, the phone is only as stupid as the person who is using it, if you download something stupid then who's fault is it that gave the phone a virus?
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  • NewbieTechGodII
    1 minute IS fast compared to older models...my Tour would take almost 10 minutes to get to a usable state.

    Alas, it's too late for me; I already updated to WP8, and while I miss some of the features my Tour has, I ain't looking back.
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