Considering how long we've been waiting for BlackBerry 10 to be finalised, it's no surprise to see that most of our attention is focused on the debut BB10 devices, which are expected to be unleashed early next year.
But of course, that's not the end of the story, and it appears RIM has already signed off no fewer than six BlackBerry 10 handsets for release during 2013.
That's according to the chaps over at Pocket-lint, who were given an hour-long closed doors briefing on the next-generation platform, plus an extensive play with the two handsets that will kick off RIM's quest for salvation through BB10.
We already know that those two devices will be a full touch handset, which will launch first, and a QWERTY/touch model that will follow soon after. The screen resolutions have been confirmed as being 1280 x 720 and 720 x 720 repectively, and Pocket-lint says that while both are very much an evolution of the traditional BlackBerry design philosophy, the all-touch model “doesn't look anything like” the Dev Alpha handset that emerged earlier this year.
The devices have both been finalised from a hardware point of view, and are currently in testing within RIM and its carriers – at least four months before even the most optimistic of launch dates.
Which means there'll be no excuse if there are any teething problems.