How Do New BlackBerry 10 Handsets Compare To Existing Hardware?

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Over the past few months, we’ve had quite a few opportunities to check out some pics and leaked renders of some of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 launch hardware from RIM. By this point, the L-series full-touch handset is well familiar to us, and while we’d like to see some more of the N-series with its hardware keyboard, we still have a pretty good idea of what to expect. What we haven’t seen so much of, though, are comparisons between this new hardware and the existing BlackBerry lineup. Obviously, the new operating system is going to take some time to adjust to, but will users face similar problems getting used to the new hardware designs? You can judge for yourself, as some new pics show us how that L-series handset measures-up to the Bold 9700.

Sure, we would have like to see the L-series going up against another full-touch model, like the Torch 9850, but we’ll take what we can get. Seeing the L-series up against the 9700 like this really highlights what a big change this has the potential to be for many users; even though it’s noticeably thinner than the 9700, the L-series looks positively unwieldy by comparison, and we can’t help but have our attention drawn to the sheer size of the bezel on the L-series, making the phone almost seem unnecessarily large.

The clock’s ticking down on how much time we have left before this BlackBerry 10 hardware finally hits the streets. Last we heard, the phones should be landing “not too long after” the scheduled January 30 launch event.

Source: Leo Zhaobing
Via: CrackBerry

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