BlackBerry NSeries QWERTY breaks cover looks like a Blackberry

first_imgAt last, RIM’s upcoming QWERTY BlackBerry N-Series phone has been photographed and leaked to the web. Around two weeks ago its all-touch L-Series cousin appeared, where it was photographed repeatedly in all its glory. Unlike the shots of the L-Series, whoever snapped the BlackBerry N-Series only shared a single picture. And where the L-Series photos were clear and well-light, the N-series looks like it was photographed in very low light and in a big hurry.Still, the photo shows off what die-hard BlackBerry fans have been waiting to see: a BlackBerry 10 smartphone with the company’s trademark keypad. The N-Series looks a lot like RIM’s current BlackBerry Bold 9900, though it’s apparent that the screen is slightly larger and the top and bottom bezels are a bit slimmer. The keyboard is also no longer curved. Instead, it’s been straightened out like the keyboard on the Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9981.Not much is known about the N-Series hardware yet. It appeared earlier this year in leaked presentation slides, which noted that the roughly 2-inch square display would have a native resolution of 720×720 pixels. That’s a pixel density of around 320PPI for RIM’s first touch/QWERTY BlackBerry 10 hybrid.As for the rest of the phone’s hardware, it’s still a guessing. CEO Thorsten Heins said that RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 phones would stack up well against competitors’ offerings. That’s not much to go on, but it’s something. Insiders think that RIM could be planning to use TI OMAP 4 processors in the BlackBerry L-Series and N-Series, though other leaked information hinted that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips will power the phones.We’ll find out for sure on January 30th when RIM officially pulls back the curtain.CNbeta via CrackBerrylast_img read more

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