BlackBerry 10 phone with QWERTY keyboard purportedly shown in video leak

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: September 28, 2012

BlackBerry 10 touchscreen, QWERTY phones leak

The first full-touch BlackBerry 10 device has already leaked a few times at this point, but so far we've yet to get a peek at what RIM is cooking up for its first QWERTY BlackBerry 10 handset. That may have changed tonight, though, as a (now pulled) video posted online shows what may be an upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphone with a physical keyboard. CrackBerry suggests that it could've been a marketing pitch meant to be shown inside the company, explaining how RIM could market its new platform with a promotion called "In The Right Hands." Near the beginning of the clip, we're presented with the image you see above, showing the full-touch phone that's surfaced before as well as device with a Bold-like keyboard and squarish display.

Since RIM hasn't actually announced the initial BlackBerry 10 phones that'll launch with the OS, it's unclear how accurate the handset renders shown in this clip are. However, the full-touch device looks fairly similar to the leaks we've seen so far, and the QWERTY phone and its square screen seem to line up with a description of the device from an internal RIM document that surfaced back in June. RIM has said that it expects BlackBerry 10 to launch in early 2013, and CEO Thorsten Heins confirmed earlier this year that the QWERTY model's debut will "immediately" follow the full-touch device. So based on what we've seen so far, have either of these two BlackBerry 10 phones piqued your interest?

Via CrackBerry