Aside from some very old images, our best look at the hardware RIM will be introducing for BlackBerry 10 has been the company’s Dev Alpha handset, sort of a stepping stone while it worked-out the final launch hardware. As we get closer to 2013, and BB10 hitting the scene, we’re likely to get some much better peeks at the devices RIM will be releasing. Today, we get two such glimpses at the first L-series full-touchscreen model.
First known as codename London, this is the device most similar to the current Dev Alpha hardware. When you compare this against that model, you can see some of the design changes RIM’s implemented over the last several months. For instance, there’s no longer a full-glass face to the phone, which it now capped at both ends by plastic.
With months and months to go before 2013, there’s still a lot of time left for RIM to refine its design a little, but this is likely very much how one launch device will arrive.
We’ve yet to get a similar look at the hardware-QWERTY-sporting N-series, which will also be arriving early next year.