Leaked video shows off upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphone

Research in Motion has kept their newest operating system and hardware support – collectively known as BB10 – under tight wraps. But the leaks have finally started happening, and from what we can see so far, everything looks very sleek and modern – on the hardware side, at least.

It’ll be interesting to keep tabs on how RIM fares in the future, with increased competition from Apple, Android, and Windows Phone.


Officially, Research In Motion(s rimm) isn’t taking the wraps off of any new BlackBerry smartphones until next month. Unofficially, and somewhat typically these days, you can get an early look at the reported new BlackBerry L-series phone and operating system. A hands-on video from a Vietnamese site appeared Wednesday on YouTube(s goog), showing off a thin phone that takes design cues from Apple’s iPhone(s aapl).

From what we can see — and assuming the video is not fake, which I don’t believe it is — the phone dismisses any hardware buttons on the front of the device. Some navigation gestures appear to start from off of the phone screen, much like the gestures used on RIM’s BlackBerry Playbook tablet.

The video also shows the new platform’s ability to multitask and seamlessly find all communications for any particular contact, something that RIM is likely to point out as a…

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