Leaked: Check out photos of RIM's BlackBerry 10 phones

Renderings of its two upcoming phones -- a full touch-screen device and one with a Qwerty keyboard -- pop up on the Web.

CrackBerry has some renderings of the two BlackBerry 10 phones. Screenshot taken by Roger Cheng/CNET

Research In Motion may not be showing off its BlackBerry 10 phones anytime soon, but that doesn't mean photos of the devices won't leak out on their own.

Several renderings have popped up for the two phones, which include one full touch-screen device, and one with a Qwerty keyboard. CNET has seen the devices, and they match up with images posted on CrackBerry's Web site. CrackBerry pulled the images off a leaked marketing video, which has since been pulled.

The phones are the first products for the BlackBerry 10 platform and represent the company's best shot at a turnaround. But RIM will be skipping the holiday-shopping season and is targeting a launch for early next year. The company doesn't plan to officially unveil the phones until just before the launch.

RIM yesterday posted a $235 million loss in its fiscal second quarter, although the results topped Wall Street's lowered expectations. The company did net 2 million new customers and has been aggressively protecting its subscriber base by heavily discounting its phones.

Earlier this week, the company had been drumming up developer excitement at its BlackBerry Jam conference, signalling the start of a marketing campaign for its next-generation platform.

About the author

Roger Cheng is the executive editor in charge of breaking news for CNET News. Prior to this, he was on the telecommunications beat and wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade. He's a devoted Trojan alum and Los Angeles Lakers fan.


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