Blackberry Empire claims these are shots of RIM's N-Series BB10 handset that have leaked ahead of the official BB10 launch on January 30th. And if these are real shots, we're intrigued to actually hold the phone to see how it handles.
The shots show the phone running RIM's surprisingly functional new OS. From what we can see in the images, the handset's squat, rounded design looks like a mashup between the smartphone status quo of today and the conservative simplicity that made RIM the businessman's phone of choice for a decade. Whether this is the QWERTY savior RIM needs, we'll just have to wait and see. [BlackBerry Empire via BGR]