RIM will be launching the all new BlackBerry 10 platform tomorrow. Along with the new platform, the smartphone manufacturer is expected to launch 2 new devices, BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry X10. We have extensive leaked images of the full touch-screen Z10, but there aren’t many pictures of the X10.
We know the X10 will be coming with a hardware qwerty keyboard which BlackBerry brand is popular for, but no further details are available about the same. Limited number of images are available, but thanks to some skilled people out there, we now have a render of the device which will let us have an early look of the upcoming device.
Martin Hajeck from France has rendered the upcoming BlackBerry X10 and the images look life-like and amazing. The render is based on the images of the X10 that were leaked back in December. The rendered images look very real, but don’t be fooled because they are after all some high quality 3D renders.
The same guy had previously rendered the white version of BlackBerry Z10 and compared it with iPhone side by side. It’s not known whether RIM will launch the X10 along with Z10 or not, but Z10 is the flagship device. Apparently there will be 70k apps in BlackBerry World at the time of launch, but all the apps are designed for Z10, and since the X10 comes with a smaller screen with a very different resolution, the same apps won’t be compatible with the X10. RIM distributed alpha developer devices to the developers so that they could create compatible apps for the new platform, but the distributed devices had the same screen resolution as the Z10. Officials at RIM have promised that they will be distributing qwerty alpha devices and SDK for the X10 soon after announcement so that developers can adapt their apps to make it compatible with the X10.
There’s no information on the specs of the X10 device, but it is said that the device will have identical internal hardware as the Z10, and the only changes will be the smaller screen size and additional physical qwerty keyboard.
Specs of BlackBerry Z10 are as follows (unofficial):
• Processor: Dual Core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470・ Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 (US and Canada)
• Radio: Quad Band HSPA+ / UMTS (850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz) ・Quad Band GSM / GPRS (850/900/1800MHz) ・Quad Band LTE: Bands 2,4,5,13,17 (700, 850,1700, 1900MHz)
• Display: 4.2″・1280×768・356PPI ・24 Bit Color ・15:9
• Camera: 8MP Auto Focus ・2MP Front Facing ・Flash ・1080p Video Recording
• Memory: 2GB RAM ・16GB Internal Storage ・Hot Swappable microSD Slot
• WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n ・2.4/5GHz
• GPS: Autonomous ・A-GPS
• Battery: 1800mAh Removable
• Sensors: Ambient Light Detector ・Accelerometer ・Magnetometer ・Gyroscope ・Face Detect for phone calls
• Connectivity: NFC ・microUSB ・microHDMI-Out ・Bluetooth 4.0 LE
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