Leaked Video Shows QWERTY BlackBerry 10 Phone

A new video shows what looks like the first real glimpse at a BlackBerry 10 smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard.

According to CrackBerry the leaked video shows the first N Series BlackBerry with a QWERTY keyboard and what looks like a square screen. The N Series phone in the video looks a lot like any current BlackBerry Bold or Curve with the new BlackBerry OS installed.

The N Series takes a back seat to the all-touchscreen L Series phone in the video, but the video still features the N Series in a few scenes. Unfortunately most of the screens on the N Series phone are rendered images of apps developers might make for the phone. The only RIM-made app we see on the phone is email.

BlackBerry 10 QWERTY N Series

The video in question is likely a pitch for a marketing campaign leading up to the launch of BlackBerry 10. It mentions celebrities like Lady Gaga and JK Rowling theoretically using the phones to create a new song and short story, respectively.

While the marketing campaign seems like wishful thinking on RIM’s part, it at least shows off a lot of the features of the new BlackBerry 10 phones.

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It shows features like Time Warp in the camera app which lets users “go back in time” to change the look on their friends faces in a photos. It also shows off the predictive text of the new keyboard on the L Series phone.

RIM says BlackBerry 10 is on track for an early 2013 launch, and will launch with touchscreen phones. We’ll have to wait a while for the QWERTY-equipped N Series, but at least we now has a video images of the phone to look at.

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