Shunal DokeJan 16, 2013 17:10:21 IST
Fans are eagerly waiting for RIM's launch event for its upcoming BlackBerry 10. According to The Verge, a video has been leaked that shows what appears to be the BlackBerry Z10. The video gives a good look at the phone, as well as BlackBerry 10 OS.
The device also seems very similar in design to the developer alpha devices that RIM has been giving to developers for app development. It seems to follow a very simple black bar design with a matte finish on the back.
This undoubtedly is the closest we've been able to get to the device. If the video is anything to go by, the phone seems to have a 2100 mAh battery. We can also see the dimensions of the device.
Earlier this month, some retail images of the BlackBerry Z10 had been leaked. The images very clearly depict the BlackBerry Z10 in black and white colours. Some more images of the device, along with the X10, were leaked even earlier. Of the two phones, the Z10 is the only one that is completely touchscreen. The other two phones have full QWERTY keyboards. The BlackBerry X10 has a striking resemblance to HTC’s full QWERTY phone – the HTC ChaCha.
Can't wait for the launch event!
Canada-based Research in Motion has its hopes pinned on its massive launch scheduled for the end of this month – that of BlackBerry 10. At its event, the company will be introducing a couple of devices running the new OS that has interests piqued too. A senior executive had revealed to Fierce Wireless that through the course of this year, the company will be releasing a bunch of BB10 handsets, catering to the high, middle and lower end price points of the market.
In fact, according to RIM CMO Frank Boulben, RIM will introduce at least six BB10 devices this year, beginning with an all-touch device and a phone with a QWERTY keyboard, which it will announce at the end of the month. In an interview with Fierce Wireless at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013, Boulben stated that the company "does not have any exclusive relationships with carriers for BB10 in any markets." He went on to add, "We intend over time as we transition the portfolio to have a full range of devices."
Ever since talks surrounding BlackBerry 10 first began, analysts have held that the success of the platform is crucial for the company's future. An optimistic Boulben revealed that 150 carriers are testing the phones running the new OS globally. Interestingly, Boulben further revealed that at the time of the BB10 launch, there will be at least 70,000 applications available, complete with strong developer support. Reportedly, the company has been eyeing the top 600 apps across major markets, and according to Boulben, the new platform will support approximately 90 percent of those apps.