videos and pictures of what is said to be some close to finalized components of RIM's new all-touch BB10 smartphone. The information came out on the heals of BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha users being greeted with an end of program message. Although the two are unlikely to be related, RIM has some new items on the table that will need to be addressed come Monday morning.
More pictures have surfaced from the same source (BlackBerry Italia), that gives us another look at the UI and homescreen of BB10. Now one of the first things that some may notice in the homescreen picture is the Skype icon in the first row. As far as we know there has been no official word yet on whether or not Skype will be coming to the BlackBerry 10 platform; in fact, we have heard quite the opposite. Ether way it will warm the hearts of many just to see that little icon on the device. The picture is also clearly photo-shopped, but the provider of the picture stated it was done so for privacy reasons.
As you can see the images are a bit grainy, but it's still enough to give us another look at the BB10 platform. The person that released these pictures claims that the version of BBM running in the picture is the latest version. As to what version of OS this device is running, that could be anyone's guess. As with any leaked pictures we have to take them for what they are worth, but it never stops us from getting excited about whats to come.
You can see in this last photo the vast difference between RIM's current OS and the new BB10 OS. This is exactly what consumers are looking for something different something with the "wow" factor. The first BB10 superphones are expected to be released Q1 2013.