BlackBerry 10 N-Series keyboard caught in blurry photoAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
The full-touch BlackBerry 10 L-Series device has leaked on numerous occasions, including in "in the wild" photos and in a brief video. RIM has also said that a physical QWERTY-equipped N-Series model is in the pipeline, and while that unit hasn't shown up nearly as often as the L-Series, tonight we do get to add one more leak to the list. An image has been posted on iiBerry purportedly showing the keyboard belonging to the N-Series handset, complete with straight row dividers similar to the ones we saw in a promo video that surfaced back in September and different than the curved row dividers found on previous BlackBerry Bold models, like the 9900.
RIM earlier this month announced that it's planning a BlackBerry 10 launch event for January 30, and while the company has yet to reveal when the first devices will actually be released, a RIM executive has said that they'll be in stores "not too long after" that gathering. We already know that the aforementioned full-touch L-Series will be the first BlackBerry 10 phone to hit the market, but the QWERTY model is expected shortly thereafter. So while the window of time in which this keyboard will be attached to a smartphone and be placed under your thumbs is still pretty vague, it appears that QWERTY addicts looking forward to the N-Series device shouldn't have too long of a wait in front of them.