BlackBerry 10 London handset leaks ahead of launch

Ahead of the recently confirmed BlackBerry 10 launch date, images of the first compatible handsets have leaked online with the BlackBerry 10 London snapped sporting an expansive 4.2-inch touchscreen.

Having previously leaked under the moniker of the BlackBerry 10 London, the mooted L-Series device has appeared in a selection of new sneakily shot hands-on pictures with the pre-release images landing via BlackBerry blog, CrackBerry.

Although the images offer little confirmed details on the expected launch device for the upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system, it is believed that the touchscreen centric BlackBerry 10 London will land alongside a full QWERTY keyboard toting sibling, as the Canadian handset manufacturer looks to bring its smartphone offerings up to date whilst retaining its primarily business tool ilk.

Offering no new insight into the previously leaked handset, the latest BlackBerry 10 London images seemingly confirm the handset’s minimalist, flat backed and rubberised plastic construct with a rear-mounted camera paired with an integrated flash and a second snapper lining up on the handset’s fore.

BlackBerry 10 Launch Date
Touching down in a matter of months, BlackBerry parent company RIM recently confirmed that a BlackBerry 10 launch date will be held on January 30 with the all new operating system to land alongside two new handsets.

A step away from the company’s recent and somewhat lacklustre smartphone efforts, BlackBerry 10 is to kick off a new direction from the former smartphone giant with a more immersive and smoother user experience to be centralised around the BlackBerry Flow UI.

Letter users swipe seamlessly between applications and menus without having to jump back and forth through homescreens, the BlackBerry Hub and Flow UI packed OS is looking to regain ground on Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android offerings.

“In building BlackBerry 10, we set out to create a truly unique mobile computing experience that constantly adapts to your needs,” RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said. “We believe our customers will have the best experience possible with BlackBerry 10. We are looking forward to getting BlackBerry 10 in the hands of our customers around the world.”

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