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Another BlackBerry 10 smartphone leaks ahead of January announcement

Rumors by Andrew Kameka on Monday December 24, 2012.

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RIM has designated January 30, 2013 as the day the company will debut its next generation of BlackBerry software and smartphones, but both of the phones the company planned to unveil may have already been leaked by insiders.

Chinese website CNBeta has posted an image of what is believed to be the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone with a physical keyboard. While the BlackBerry L-Series device that leaked two weeks ago is an all-touchscreen device, the N-Series has a portrait QWERTY keyboard the fits the traditional BlackBerry mold. The phone looks like a BB 9900 with rounder edges and a longer touchscreen, but the keyboard should feel familiar to experienced BlackBerry users.

The photos of the N-Series could be fake or just a prototype, but similar looking images appeared in promotional videos leaked earlier this year that RIM had removed from video sharing sites. RIM will likely reveal all in just over a month from now.

source: CNBeta, via: CrackBerry

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