BlackBerry Z10 Makes Lenghty Video Appearance, New X10 Pics Arrive

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As shouldn’t be too surprising, as we start closing in on the BlackBerry 10 public launch (two weeks from tomorrow), we’re seeing better and better leaks arrive. Today we add to what few images we’ve seen of the X10, RIM’s hardware QWERTY BB10 launch hardware, as well as get an extended hands-on look at the full-touch Z10.

It wasn’t until late last month that we first got an opportunity to check out RIM’s new hardware keyboard handset on-camera. These new shots today have been pulled off Instagram, where the owner of the phone’s comments imply this isn’t precisely the X10 as it will be released, but the Dev Alpha C development hardware. Even if that’s the case, we fully expect the X10 to be remarkably similar to what we can see here.

Next, we’ve got a seven-and-a-half minute hands-on video with the Z10, fresh out of Germany (or Austria, rather). Admittedly, that puts us at a bit of a disadvantage, and though YouTube’s auto-captions with translation take a stab at turning this into something we can understand, it’s quite hit-and-miss. At the least, we can check out some of the UI interactions present in the new OS, and follow along as best we can without the narration.

Once RIM finally launches BB10, we’re expecting the first hardware to become available sometime in late February.

Source: Crackberry forums, TelekomPresse (YouTube)
Via: Crackberry 1, 2

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