It feels odd to be just a week and a bit away from BlackBerry 10's launch – almost as if after such a long wait, RIM's all-new era feels out of place being just a matter of days away.
But days away it is, and for the BB faithful counting down the sleeps until January 30, BGR has a real treat: 100 screenshots showing just about every detail imaginable from the final version of BlackBerry 10.
Supposedly the work of “a close source at BlackBerry”, the screenshots are taken from the gold master version of BB10, taken from a BlackBerry Z10 handset. That's the full-touch launch handset RIM will be unveiling in New York City on January 30, along with the QWERTY X10 and of course the platform itself.
From tutorials to settings screens, app grids and menus to walkthroughs and options, it drills down to the nuts and bolts of BB10 in a way we haven't seen before now.
Overall, it certainly looks cleaner and slicker than BB7, and fully embraces the full touch experience in a way that makes the current RIM platform look embarrassingly dated.
But here's the thing: those who've been waiting patiently for BB10 all these months were never going to see anything to make them doubt their decision even in 1,000 screenshots.
And similarly, the Android and iOS faithful probably aren't now looking at their current handset of choice in disappointment.
That may sound like a criticism. It isn't. What RIM has somehow managed to do is keep the majority of its die-hard supporters onside through the process of creating BB10, and they're ready to jump on board the new platform and nail their colours to the mast all over again.
All along, comparisons have been made (and are still being made) with Nokia's migration over to its own new era on Windows Phone. And it has to be said, RIM has taken far better care of its “true believers” than Nokia has.
And who knows, that may just mean more bodies on board when the ship goes down, but for now at least, most of them are no doubt feeling quite a bit better than for the majority of the past 12 months.