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Get a closer look at that BlackBerry 10 device with the textured back!

By Bla1ze on 11 Dec 2012 01:57 pm EST

It was only a few days ago RIM teased that textured backing on an unnamed BlackBerry 10 device on their BlackBerry 10 information page and already, we're getting a better look at it. Granted, it's just the back but it's a beautiful sight either way. According to @MujibAzizi, the image was found in the latest update for the BlackBerry Dev Alpha. Too bad it wasn't also flipped around. Thanks, @MujibAzizi! You can jump below to find out how to access the video that goes along with the image courtesy of



Agree. I kind of knew that RIM wouldn't leave the back of the phone just plane and simple. If you take a look back at some of their Bold phones, they have used a carbon fibre print, leather materials, etc. But this seems really attractive since the back is one piece. Most of the bold phone have different materials because the camera part doesn't come off. Good Job RIM!


Nice finishing touch. I just hope no one has already patented the textured back - otherwise, here comes another lawsuit. Patent trolls seems to be thriving nowadays to shore up additional cash flow.


Sorry this might be a dumb question, but if its one piece, then will the battery be removable?


It is a dumb question... Did you even bother watching the video before commenting??


I hope when we see the flip side it doesn't have "BlackBerry" written anywhere.


That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard!! Thats like taking the apple logo off the back of the iphone. BB10 would get lost in a sea of devices without it's name printed on it's face. WEAR IT PROUD!!!


I think they should have put BB10 in some script or something on the back. Would have set it off from the past.


It looks like a screen size bigger than 4.2'. Either way it looks amazing!!


I just want to know what the texture is.


Ya, I hope it's not just hard plastic like Samsung phones. Knowing RIM though, it'll likely be something much better than that.


Well I hope it's textured with the black felt/rubber like feel of the original BB Torch 9800 battery cover. It is the one thing I dislike about my silver 9810 battery cover, it feels cheap to the touch and is slippery. The 9800 cover was velvety and stayed in your hand nicely and so I bought one to replace the silver colored one. Thing is, the black soft touch one flakes off with I switched back to the silver one. Can't win I guess.

Granted BOTH doors are creaky plastic and should have been more substantial so I hope whatever doors are included in any future models, make them more robust please and not some flimsy creeky crap!

On the bright side, we at least have doors to replace our batteries on our current phones! I love RIM for that reason alone.


Looks like the PlayBook skin. If it is, then I'm VERY ok with that.


Looks nice and sleek.


Looks like RIM uses a non-slip material.


Now that's good marketing. There's no way that image isn't left in there on accident.


Agree. Everything about the lead up is SOOOO well choreographed. Every. Single. Move. Perfectly executed.

Bravo to Thorsten and Frank's leadership. Something big is going to happen Q1 2013.


It's the most amazing thing I've ever seen!! RIM hits a home run with the design of the back.


It's a tiny detail, but I wish they'd put the logo higher up on the device, so that when I'm holding it, the logo is visible :)


I think it more of a functional thing, if the logo is on the top portion there is a risk of a light reflection when clicking a photo with the flash enabled. I had bad experiences with my iphone's back protector and I had to strip off the reflective part to some degree.


Where the hell did you come up with that? The logo's only function is its branding for the device. It doesn't interfere at all with the flash as the flash flashes straight and not down! Example that I'm not talking out of my ass - look at the back cover of the Bold 99XX.


dude calm down if not for talking off your ass off try searching Google as it is a legitimate problem, the images come out washed out with certain type of cases or protective films that are reflective in nature and when used in close proximity to the camera flash(esp nighttime photography), google "iPhone flash washing out pictures" and you will thousands of complaints, also a white iphone is more probable to produce a washed out picture than a black one because of it's reflective nature. A logo is reflective and sensitive to light too.


Unless you have it in landscape.


Also, it could be a "patent" thing.


So what's the backing covering up bottom right hand corner?


I don't see what you're talking about.


I love it, loool.rectangular device with curved edges :x


Frank Boulben you are da man! This man is Apples/Droids worst nightmare.

Let the games begin!


So simple. Make the back like the iPhone 5!!!!


Why? So that it can have scratches on it before you even pull it out of the box?



Also I want to be able to use NFC. Having a metal back will stop this.


Yes!!! Curved edges and corners are much nicer than those on the DEV devices being seen prior to now.

Darren Donahue

I see some people are getting all technical & detailed about it......I just wanna rub it all over my body


"...I just wanna rub it all over my body"

Step away from the computer - Time for a girlfriend ;)


This made me lol...thanks

The Furbz

Everytime I see a post on a BB10 device I can't help it and just have to get my FIX and view it A.S.A.P but then at the same time feel really naughty that I should wait till Jan 30th ......Damn u Crackberry!! LOL.....


Wow i like that a lot!!! I cant wait to have it in my hands.


still not close enough!


I hope BlackBerry Stays with this premium design style


True elegance!!! Want it NOW! Hopefully it has a nice solid feel to it and some weight. Don't like the cheap plastic looking crap out there.


Now I just need to see what's hiding on the other side. Hope the exciting momentum remains!

~I am BlackBerry by choice~


> Now I just need to see what's hiding on the other side.

Actually, I disagree. I want to savour the anticipation of waiting to be wowed by the device on January 30th. (Hoping the front looks sexier than the previous L-Series leaks).


nice find!

Bold 9900 - Playbook 32GB - Lumia 800


I like it a lot. Under Thorsten and new top management he hired RIM is going in the right direction now. Bla1ze could turn the pic to the other side now. LOL

Blackberry By Choice


This wait is killing me


wanted a playbook back but hey we got premium leather this will look good when im stunting around with my leather speedy.


I think it will be a playbook rubberised back but in that texture. That will make it sooo unique, cannott wait!! :-)


The stock is up strong today based upon this pic, wait until they see the front!!!! I want a phone.


not sure if thats because of this pic. it is more likely the whole gold SDK news...

Bold 9900 - Playbook 32GB - Lumia 800


Just confirms that I really want one when they finally come out!


The stock is also up today because they released the GOLD SDK for BB10!


Defo something under the skin - up about inch or two from the bottom rigjt hand corner


What if that textured back is just a replaceable cover for the leaked evaluation device?


Yea it looks good and all but I was really hoping for a high-end material device like the 9900 or the iPhone 5. I have a 9810 now and i'm so over the plastic battery cover. From what I can tell from this picture, the battery cover is the same. This is supposed to be the flagship device for RIM, I want to feel the luxury in my hand. Apple shouldn't be the only company that can make expensive feeling full touch screen device at that price. Just sayin'! : /


I'm more concerned about durability. I toss my devices around a bit, it is a phone after all. I wouldn't want my phone to be a luxury item that is super fragile.


I see what your saying but I've seen 9900s survive drops to the pavement before so a phone on that level build wise is all i'm looking for.

When I say I want a luxurious feeling phone I mean more 9900, obviously not P'9981. I think my original post came across that way.


if that expensive feel that you speak of prevents me from using emerging technology like NFC, count me out... just sayin!

Bold 9900 - Playbook 32GB - Lumia 800


And I agree with that totally but RIM was able to make the 9900 with NFC without putting a plastic cover as cheap as the 9810s. So with that said we all know it isn't out of RIMs reach to design a high quality device with tech like NFC, etc.

In my opinion if this is going to be RIMs hero/flagship device, I'd rather it not feel as cheap as my 9810.


Some companies want their devices to look good without it being at the expense of their functionality unlike apple.


Looks good. But doesn't look to be removable for the removable battery.


Looks like my sis´ SG Ace which you can open and remove battery


I just hope it has a better back than that of the 9000, that thing looked and felt really nice but mine broke 3 times in the 2 years I had it and I had to by replacements parts to fix the housing that held the back on. This back looks like it might fit on the phone similarly to that...


i like it... take my money already

Bold 9900 - Playbook 32GB - Lumia 800


MicroSD ! MicroSD !!
MicroSD !!!!!! YES!!!

Plus MicroSIM a standard that we're all now used to.


I agree, reminds me of my 9810. Not a good sign if you ask me.


RIM is becoming such a remarkable company again, this time better than ever. Thanks to Thorsten heins of course! :) 49 days left!

Unbiased Tech

I like it. It looks like a mix between the carbon fiber of the Bold 9900 and the PlayBook.


less is more.
thank god there is no tacky bling ruining it :)
hope the front is as simple and sleek


I'm glad the buttons aren't flush like the Dev Alphas


The corners of this device looks more rounded than the corners of the leaked L we've seen! Something is brewing here! But this looks hott..


Yeah-uh! Somebody just found his new Facebook profile pic!!


Looks like there are buttons on the side and top...wonder what that's about...


Is it similar to the Nexus 7 back cover where it makes the device more "grippy"?


Awful and cheap. If this is the device they are going to announce I am damn sure they dead soon. They can't complete 2013. I think only apple lovers say yes to kill RIM. Honest opinion is it sucks


I don't see any charging contacts, ie for a dock. ||grump||


I love what I just saw!!
But I want that N-Series!! :D