BlackBerry X10 flaunts its QWERTY keyboard in a pair of Instagram photos

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| January 14, 2013

BlackBerry X10 N-Series Instagram leak

The QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry X10, also known as the N-Series, was fairly camera shy up until a month or so ago, but since then the device has popped up a few times. It's happened again tonight, as a pair of photos showing the X10 in the wild have been discovered on Instagram and posted to the CrackBerry forums. The shots show the same BlackBerry-branded smartphone that we've come to know in recent weeks, complete with a physical keyboard, straightened divider frets and a squarish display that reads "Verizon Wireless" in the upper right corner. The bottom of the phone also has a "Not For Sale" tattoo, suggesting that this could be a prototype or Dev Alpha C unit.

RIM will officially be showing off its first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones for the first time at its launch event for the new platform on Jan. 30. The company has already said that the first BlackBerry 10 phone will be a full-touch model, but the good news for keyboard addicts is that CEO Thorsten Heins also revealed that the QWERTY BlackBerry 10 phone will "immediately" follow. As for Verizon, the big red carrier recently reaffirmed that it will support BlackBerry 10. Verizon hasn't said which model(s) it intends to offer, but we've already seen a Z10 with Big Red's logo on it, so it's possible that Verizon will eventually offer both the X10 and Z10. Only 16 more days before all will be revealed, BlackBerry fans!

Via CrackBerry, CrackBerry forums