At this point, there isn’t a whole lot left to find out about the BlackBerry X10 and Z10, the two upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices that RIM plans on announcing at a press event on January 30. Just yesterday, an in-depth video walkthrough and article on the BlackBerry X10 has provided us with a close look at the hardware, as well as some specs.
The article, which provides images of both the phone itself and sample pictures/video from its 8-megapixel camera, states that the X10 is powered by a dual-core, 1.5 GHz OMAP 4470 processor. Other specs include 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of onboard storage (expandable via a microSD card slot), and a 4.2-inch, 1280 x 768 display.
In terms of the build, it measures 129 x 65 x 8 millimeters and has a sleek, simplistic design. The power switch and headphone jack are on the top edge, while the right edge features only a volume rocker. The bottom edge is devoid of any features, while the left side sports two ports: micro HDMI and micro USB.
The video, below, also offers an extensive look at the interface of the new BlackBerry 10 OS, which comes off as a sort of amalgamation of iOS (the way the apps are listed), Android (the pull-down settings bar), and BlackBerry PlayBook OS (what with the swiping gestures coming in off the bezel for things like window minimization, switching, and closing). Have a look for yourself and check out some of the new features.
Rogers’ Internal Sales Manual Leaked
Further ensuring that we know ever last bit about the BlackBerry X10 and Z10 as well as the new operating system before their official announcements later this month, the Rogers’ internal sales manual for the two BlackBerry 10 devices has also leaked. Focusing more on the features of the operating system than the hardware, the manual provides even more insight on BlackBerry 10 and is posted over on CrackBerry.