More photos of a BlackBerry smartphone Research In Motion is expected to formally announce next month have hit the Web, showing the device more clearly than before and turned on.
The device, which many believe will be called the BlackBerry X10, features a full QWERTY keyboard and is expected to have a taller display than previous BlackBerry touch-screen smartphones with keyboards have had.
The BlackBerry X10 is expected to be one of two smartphones the Canadian company will reveal next month. The other device is expected to be touch-screen only.
The new photos show the BlackBerry X10 turned on and running BlackBerry 10, the next version of RIM’s operating system. Two of the photos show the front of the BlackBerry X10, while the third shot shows the device’s back, which has a sticker that says it is an “evaluation unit” and it’s “not for sale or lease.”
The photos were published Saturday on the Web by N4BB.com, which reports BlackBerry news. N4BB received the photos from an anonymous tipster.
RIM is hoping BlackBerry 10 and its new devices catch on quick and keep the Canadian company relevant in the smartphone market.