By Stephen Schenck | January 31, 2012 7:53 PM
We got what was teased as the first look at a BlackBerry 10 handset this past fall, known by codename London. We didn’t know at the time if the handset was supposed to be a mock-up, or even if it was functional or not. Since then, we’ve heard of other supposed BlackBerry 10 models, like the Milan, but later learned that model was apparently shelved. This whole time, we’ve been keeping the London in our mind as the best example we had so far of BlackBerry 10 hardware. Tonight we finally get a new look at the model, and it’s finally starting to appear like a product that could actually come to market.
Instead of the unusual metal-and-angles look of that earlier London pic (bringing up memories of the Porsche Design P’9981), this new one could easily pass for a modern Android device. Some users may take issue with the amount of unused space on the phone’s face, but it’s still a pretty handsome design. Granted, this seems to be a render rather than an actual shot of the phone, but there’s a much better chance this time that what we’re seeing will actually hold up and reflect the final device. If the roadmaps that have been leaked so far are accurate, the BlackBerry London could be in the works for a September release.