RIM are going to unveil their new Blackberry 10 operating system and the smartphones that will launch on the platform at the end of January. Until then we'll have to put up with the details that have already leaked and the new teaser image posted by RIM.
The image, which can be viewed above, doesn't give us much insight into what to expect from the first Blackberry 10 smartphones. However, from what we can see it looks pretty stylish and that it features a back cover similar to the one present on Google's Nexus 4.
RIM are describing Blackberry 10 as "Re-designed. Re-engineered. Re-invented". The operating system has been totally redesigned from the ground up and includes a whole host of new features.
New features already unveiled include a re-designed keyboard which adds gesture support. Amazingly, predictive words will even appear on the on-screen keyboard making typing much easier and intuitive.
The camera application now supports continous shooting and even enables you to rewind photos to ensure that the image captured is as perfect as it can be. Additionally, it also adds new multi-tasking support including "Glancing" which enables two screens to overlap each other.
The first two smartphones to launch running Blackberry 10 are expected to be the Blackberry London and an untitled QWERTY smartphone. Concrete details on both smartphones are rather thin on the ground, but you should expect both to come with a high-end specification and to support 4G.
As soon as 3G hear any new information about the Blackberry 10 operating system or the smartphones running the platform we'll let you know.
By Simon Thomas on 11th December, 2012