Yesterday RIM teased us with a glimpse of the BlackBerry L-Series device it'll be unveiling as part of BlackBerry 10's official unveiling on January 30 – an image, it turns out, that's actually present in full in the BlackBerry Dev Alpha code released this week.
But never mind that, because a leak-happy chappy over in Vietnam has snapped some high-quality pics of the so-called “London” BB10 phone in the flesh, giving us the clearest sense yet of just what RIM is cooking up.
The images surfaced on Vietnamese enthusiast site Tihn Te, and there's plenty of them too, with the the next-generation BlackBerry's front, back and even its innards laid bare for us all to see.
It's moderately attractive too, from the looks of it. The full touch interface means the front face is kept neat and tidy, a look that works well with the mesh-like rear surface we saw in close detail in RIM's own teaser image.
With the removable back cover off, we can see a slot for a (removable) 1,800mAh battery, along with micro-SIM and microSD slots, while we can see a volume rocker with a play/pause button down one side, and micro-USB and micro-HDMI slots down the other.
In all, then, it's a well equipped handset that delivers subtly pleasing aesthetics without drawing too much attention to itself. And there's nothing much wrong with that.