If you can't wait to see what the upcoming BlackBerry 10 L-Series handset will look like, this batch of images should appease your appetite until Research in Motion officially unveils its devices on January 30, 2013.
Removable back panel
Vietnamese website Tinhte.vn has posted a large gallery of images, and unlike previous leaks in the past, this post has high quality images that let us see all the facets of the handset. The handset looks like it has been designed well and the images show the removable back cover, NFC antenna, location of the micro-SIM and microSD card slots as well as the removable 1800 mAh battery.
The volume rocker has a metallic finish and we can also see the micro-USB and micro-HDMI ports on the handset. Overall, it appears that Research in Motion have ensured the aesthetics of the handset are clean and beautifully designed.
Volume rocker has a metallic finish
The back panel also matches up with the glimpse of the handset that's being showed off on the official BB10 landing page. This indicates that this piece could be the finished product and the first BlackBerry 10 handset will look like this once launched.
A few images surfaced in November showing a BlackBerry L-Series handset. According to a post by CrackBerry.com, one of its readers has posted images on its site of an evaluation unit of an L-Series BlackBerry 10 smartphone. This handset was placed alongside a BlackBerry Bold 9700, and looks quite thinner than the Bold 9700.
Research in Motion recently announced that it will hold its BlackBerry 10 launch event on January 30, 2013. The event will be held simultaneously in multiple countries around the world. This day will mark the official launch of its new platform, BlackBerry 10, as well as the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Details on the smartphones and their availability will be announced at the event.
BlackBerry 10 will offer a large catalogue of leading applications from across the globe and across categories, including Games, Productivity, Social, Lifestyle and Leisure, Multimedia and Published Content, as well as applications designed for business and enterprise use.
The BlackBerry 10 platform recently achieved FIPS 140-2 certification, which means government agencies will be able to deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 as soon as it is available. The company claims that this marks the first time BlackBerry products have been certified ahead of their launch. In addition, RIM recently announced that BlackBerry 10 smartphones have now entered more than 50 carrier labs with many more entries expected in the coming weeks.