Research in Motion may not be ready to let the cat out of the bag and
show us what the next generation BlackBerry smartphones will look like
but that hasn't stopped the leaks from pouring in.
The first purported
picture of BlackBerry 10 smartphone has been posted by N4BB. According
to the website, this is a picture of the L-Series smartphone running on
the new operating system. The picture shows the home screen of the
smartphone with some of the apps such as BBM, DocsToGo, Facebook, and
However, it is hard to speculate whether this picture
is taken from prototype smartphone that RIM has been showing off
globally or is it really from the near final version of L-Series BB 10
smartphone that will be launched in early 2013.
Moreover, this is
not the only picture that has gone online in the past 24 hours. A
Twitter user, @TyC4all, too has posted a picture of this smartphone and
his tweet reads "first image of the pre-commercial version".
an Italian site BlackBerryItalia.it has posted a video of this upcoming
smartphone. According to this video this new smartphone will be powered
by 1.5 GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU and have 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal
storage, and a 8-megapixel camera on board. This, of course, contradicts the reports so far that indicate BlackBerry 10 smartphones will be powered by Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor.
As per the new
rumours, RIM will be first announcing the L-Series smartphone running on
BlackBerry 10, which would then be followed by the N-Series smartphone.
This is however, contrary to the reports that came in a day earlier
from Pocket-Lint claiming that BlackBerry will be outing six new
smartphones running on BlackBerry 10 OS along with the new platform.
the new leaks pose more questions than answers. The only thing we do
know for certain right is that BlackBerry is trying hard to get its act
together with BlackBerry 10 powered smartphones slated for early 2013
release. Also worth remembering are comments by Thorsten Heins, CEO of
Research in Motion, that the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones will be
nothing like the existing Blackberry 7.