First BlackBerry 10 Image Hits The Web


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BlackBerry fans everywhere have been eagerly anticipating the new BlackBerry 10 smartphone since RIM announced the BlackBerry 10 operating system back in October. Now it looks like a photo of the phone may have been leaked.

The above image was obtained by CrackBerry, and purports to be a photo of the BlackBerry London, the first “Superphone” to run the BlackBerry 10 operating system. The image doesn’t give many details about the phone. The information offered on the slide is extremely generic, and in fact tells us almost nothing about the device itself.

Assuming this is genuine, though, the BlackBerry London looks like a fairly solid entry in the smartphone market. As we reported yesterday it, along with PlayBooks running OS 2.0, will have access to Android apps that have been ported using RunTime, which has the potential to vastly expand the BlackBerry App World catalog.

There’s no word yet on when this phone might hit the market - again, assuming the photo isn’t a fake. RIM has said that the BlackBerry 10 would release sometime this year. Stay tuned for more news as it becomes available.