BlackBerry 10 L-Series device reportedly spotted in software demo video [UPDATED]

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: October 12, 2012

BlackBerry 10 L-Series London hardware leak

In the past, the only times that we've gotten a look at RIM's upcoming BlackBerry 10 L-Series handset was in a couple of photo leaks. Today it looks like we get to add a video to the list, though, as Hola Telcel has filmed a video of BlackBerry 10 being demonstrated on what looks to be an L-Series phone. The video is in Spanish, but the representative doing the demoing in the clip shows off features that we've seen in the past, such as Active Frames and the BB10 keyboard. However, the phone is the main attraction here. The hardware looks fairly similar to the L-Series leaks that we've seen in the past, complete with two panels on the top and bottom, an earpiece up top and a BlackBerry logo beneath the display.

According to some viewers that claim to understand Spanish, the focus of this demo video is the BlackBerry 10 software, with no mention being made of the hardware that it's being shown on. The device in the clip doesn't seem to resemble either the original BlackBerry Dev Alpha or the Dev Alpha B that RIM used to demo BlackBerry 10 last month. Instead, it looks much more like the handset that we've seen in purported L-Series leaks in the past. While we won't know whether or not this is indeed an actual L-Series until RIM actually announces the phone, it's worth noting that CEO Thorsten Heins recently said that the physical design of the phones is complete, so it's possible that there are some finished L-Series units floating around out there for BlackBerry 10 testing purposes. The video with the purported L-Series device is available below. The phone pops up at around 1:03 in.

UPDATE: The original Vimeo clip has been pulled, but as is usually the case, a copy has been uploaded to YouTube. You can find the clip below, courtesy of CrackBerry.

Via CrackBerry, Hola Telcel on Vimeo