BB10, RIM Smartphones, BlackBerry 10

More details about RIM BB10 products are showing up around the internet as January 30th — the launch of the BlackBerry 10 operating system — draws closer. Unwired View has just posted an image depicting an L-series-like device with text reading “The New BlackBerry Z10” depicted clearly on it.

If the marketing material pictured below is indeed true (Unwired View claims it is from a “reliable source”), it will mark a significant change to RIM’s long-standing product naming system, replacing its four-digit model numbers in favor of shorter numbers.

BlackBerry Z10, BB10 Smartphone, RIM QNX OS

The full-touch Research in Motion device should be available in both black and white.

As for the QWERTY keyboard variant, the report tentatively dubs it the BlackBerry X10 due to some evidence supporting the name.

RIM has had a tough time getting to launch with its new OS, but things are now looking much more concrete — though whether the revamped version of BlackBerry will live up to RIM’s expectations or will be able to fly with users who have already taken to iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone devices is far from certain.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at