BlackBerry 10 N-Series and L-Series handsets smile for the camera once again

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: December 29, 2012

BlackBerry 10 N-Series X10 QWERTY keyboard

The QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry N-Series/X10 has been showing up more and more lately, and tonight a fresh set of photos have surfaced on N4BB, giving us our clearest look at the unannounced device yet. The phone itself looks fairly similar to the unit that has already leaked out, complete with a front-facing camera and straight keyboard frets. This time the display of the N-Series/X10 is powered on, though, giving us a peek at how BlackBerry 10 will look on its squarish display.

As has been noted before, the N-Series/X10 bears quite a resemblance to the Bold 9900 that was introduced last year, but with a larger display and straightened out keyboard dividers. However, the 9900 was one of RIM's last big handset releases before it began hunkering down to prepare for Blackberry 10, and its keyboard has been described as one of the best around, so it's not a surprise to see that RIM has seemingly just taken the 9900 formula and tweaked it slightly for BlackBerry 10.

Along with these N-Series/X10 photos, a new set of shots showing the full-touch L-Series/Z10 in the wild have also made their way online thanks to Fou6an. While there's nothing new revealed in these latest photos, the images do give us another clear look at what's expected to be the first BlackBerry 10 device on the market. The good news for fans of hardware keyboards is that the N-Series/X10 is due to arrive shortly after the L-Series/Z10, so QWERTY addicts won't have long to wait before they get their first taste of BlackBerry 10. With just one month to go before RIM's big BlackBerry 10 launch event, which of the two upcoming handsets do you prefer?

Via N4BB (1), (2), Fou6an

BlackBerry 10 N-Series X10 QWERTY keyboard front back

BlackBerry 10 L-Series Z10 full touch