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White BlackBerry Z10 sneaks on camera two days before big debut

By Adam Zeis on 28 Jan 2013 10:10 am EST
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Just two days before the big BlackBerry 10 launch event around the world, the BlackBerry Z10 has made another appearance on camera. This time things are a bit special as it's the white variant stealing the show. We haven't seen or heard too much on this model aside from a few renders and a peek at Verizons BB10 site, but it's been rumored all along that both a white and black model would be available.

I don't know about you, but I'm really digging the white on the Z10. I've never been into white phones before (that's Kevin's thing) but since this one bears a striking resemblance to a Stormtrooper, I think I might be going that way this time around. I don't have any issues with the standard black version, I just think classing it up in white might be the way to go this time.

Source: gadgethelpline

191 comments

NamelessStar

slick slick slick always see it makes me want it so much more with the B&w contrast

vgorous

agreed. love the black and white contrast.

Does anyone know where I can watch their launch event? Will they be providing a link that will be streaming the event?

SDTRMG

Same here, I hate my white iPhone and was gonna beget a black version of the z10 but the white looks so much better.

BionicKris

Love the look of the white. I'm glad they didn't go with a full white bezel on the front. It gives it a classier look. I've never been a white phone fan before but I'm into this one 100%. Mmmmm mmm!

Esgetn2hoT

IT DOZZEN MATTER ANYMORE!

LAUNCH IS HERE!!!!!!

SuperionMaximus

Yeah I'm kinda digging the contrast as well I was certain that I was going to get black and the girlfriend was going to get white but that white one is really tempting.

CDM76

same here . . . aurgh I hate these decisions lol

BB12MX

I am going to love it!

Blu3V3nom07

I love how the case doesn't look like flimsy plastic. BB SexyBack 10. ;)

Sparro

Meh... whites for ladies

gkl

Meh...black's for insecure men.

Supa_Fly1

Really?! And what if you happen to BE a Black Man?

For me ... Black goes with everything! The Blacker the Berry, the sweeter the juice ;)

On the real ... Black is classy, always has been and yet still street. From hip-hop gear to suits!

Esgetn2hoT

it's called BLACKberry

not WHITEberry

come on people...

theHip

Some of the earliest BlackBerry's were blue.

Xader

The best selling BB model was the 83XX series, which came in more colors than most major car lines.

shankeith

"It doesn't matter if you're white or black."
-MJ

BruvvaPete2

Is the iPhone shaped like an "i"? Where do you crazy people come from?

imcurved

White is a perfect fit for a metrosexual like me.

TMO_9000_32GB_PB

BBPandy

haha it does have a Stormtrooper look

fanchettes

LOL the marketing possibilities are endless!!

sibeans

The RIM-pire Strikes Back!

slade632

You may have just convinced me to get the white one now!

beastberry_10

Black for me white for my lady (she was a blackberry fan before we got together which is chill) then I'll buy the aristo off contract later. Hopefully its massive note 2 size and I'm one happy camper!!! So pumped!!!!

Nate650

Don't ever let her go.

beastberry_10

Wow how ironic. We had been dating for over a year and a half she was living with me and I think we just broke up today!! BRING ON BB10!!! So black only for me (I would get white but I work in the oilfield and that son of a beast might get a little dirty O_O

Supa_Fly1

If she left you for BB10 ... then you can forgive her.

(How do you "think" you break up?) you did or you didn't. Well I hope you get to rekindle what you both had with each other and its tougher than leather!

red72

Just waiting for VZW to have this available for pre order.

mrskycar

I dont think Verizon is going to have preorder at the rate things are going.

red72

Well whenever it is available I will be getting the White!!!

AngryEdmontonian

That would be awesome to have a commercial with a legion of white phones lined up together preparing an invasion and have a Black Z10 strolling toward the camera ala Darth Vader. Da da dada da daa da da da....

Everybody knows the Empire is the best!

I Bleed Black & Berry

axllebeer

* BlackBerry by choice *
Yes! If it doesn't happen someone here with the ability should make up the mock commercial for just that.

Edit: why did the Stormtrooper buy the BlackBerry? He couldn't find the droid he was looking for :)

(Because it doesn't exist)

anthony2558

Classic nerd joke, lol. Love it!

meganVee

Love it!!! Come on, someone HAS to get on it and do a mock commercial... It would go viral.

BruvvaPete2

I gotta say that was pretty good!

Supa_Fly1

+10 well done ... well done!!!

kupfernigk

And emphasise that they don't have a massive security hole waiting for someone to drop a bomb into?

Azeron

You're hired. Make it so! (Oops! Wrong series)

gord888

+1 I like the contrast of Black/White on the front. The texture is nice on the back too!

djfawbz

Correct me if I'm wrong peeps, but from the looks of it the Z10s are going to take a regular SIM, right? Not a micro one...

jvictor77

I believe it's a micro-sim

pmich

It might be my first white phone. As long as Rogers ships it in White on their pre-order. It never specified colour so i'm not sure

europolska00

The pre-order didn't ask if you wanted Black or White, but if you go back and look it does say your reserved phone is "BlackBerry 10 Black."

pmich

Lame. I just checked and you're completely right. Hopefully they can swap it out or i'll just cancel my order

thi nguyen

looks beautiful... can't wait to own this phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kuler22

Can't wait this will also be my first white phone! Only two more days to go!

swishhh

It'll be a tough choice, I like the contrast as well.

Can't wait either way!!

pallox

Still got that notion that it will get dirty fast

ianchristie1972

This might just be the first BlackBerry I get that isn't black. A very slick looking device.

drummer_god

the back would have looked better in black, IMO.
maybe i'll buy 2, just to use the black back on the white phone...lol

kw9700

Or go to retailer 3 weeks later, buy replacement battery cover instead of new phone. *ahem*, I mean, yes, go buy a second phone. Keep the battery cover and ship the remaining hardware to me...

Sparro

It takes a MicroSIM, not a NanoSIM.

Mike Mcleod

I would have preferred an all white device, not the two toned front.

DezertDwella

I must admit its an amazing looking phone and i cant wait for bb10 but can someone please tell me why is the charging port on the left side and not on the bottom?? how can i possibly hold this phone with my left hand while its being charged?? isn't the "flow" a complete one handed experience?? ok i thought about the dock but how often will someone use that against using the phone while charging??i mean i hate using my 9900 while charging in my car. i love blackberry but come on Rim, thats not so hard to do..! u already did it with the 9790!!

onvisa

Very good question.
Maybe on the next BB they will fix that.

pallox

There is nothing to fix. Blackberrys are designed like this and most of the users never complained about that fact.

vgorous

to mount the phone landscape mode on a charging cradle.

chi-town311

Use your right hand? Or maybe you should use a handsfree bluetooth or wired headset? Both of your hands should be available to drive the car while you are driving. Do us all a favor and put the safety of yourself, other drivers, and pedestrians ahead of the "necessity" of answering a call in the car.

H_O_Boomaye

Thank you! You my friend have gumption. I read the previous comments and was like, they can't be serious.

Jaralle

What chi-town311 said. Oh, and when not driving rotate it 180 degrees and the charging port is not under your left hand. Fixed!

slade632

This is probably not as a big deal as you may think. I was holding my 9900 with left hand as I read your post, and my hand was below the charger port.

If anything you could just rotate the phone to landscape too

onvisa

Agree it should be all black or all white.
I'll go with the black, you wouldn't be able to see marks lol

im3arl

A puddle of my drool just got bigger! I cannot wait to have this one in my hand!

BB is DA BOMB!

GenTsoChicken

Not a big fan of the black bezel. I don't know if it was a conscience decision for looks or to avoid a lawsuit from Apple or just a supply issue. Either way I'm holding off for the X10.

Azeron

Is the X10 the full QWERTY? If so then so am I. Damn a touchscreen. I want a classic.

bbfanboi

So glad RIM is not going to make us wait for the white one! :)

bbfan1040

Hope they have enough Whites! And FYI, the three phone charger does show phone charging sideways. That will show landscape alarm apps nicely. And photos look real - battery looks real.

Agr8song

just perfect!!!
can't wait!!

TheTigerTek

I was going to get the White Z10 but I'm not excited about the bezel being Black. Why couldn't they just make the bezel white?

Mike1117

White looks very cool. Tough decision but I'm still leaning towards the black one. I'm man enough to carry a white phone, but I think the black will stay cleaner as my last two BlackBerries I carried "naked" and will most likely do the same with the Z10.

One of my earlier BlackBerries was actually a BlueBerry. They should bring blue back!

gmapes

Was in AT&T store they have no clue when the new units will be hitting stores. They have had no training on any new blckberry's. so which tells me AT&T won't have units probably until late Feb!!!

Wbrian

Same here. I'm in the US, btw. AT&T had no idea about the phone's release date. No training by anyone in the store. Makes me wonder when they'll be available for purchase...

Dying for it!
B.

rifka_f

Can't help but notice that the edges are sharp, rather than rounded. I hope that RIM has rubberized the back and sides à la Bold 9700 (my current phone). I can't hold an iPhone because it is too slippery. One of my complaints about the iPhone has been its lack of ergonomics. Rather than have to purchase a 'skin', I want my phone to be easy to hold with one hand.

djdonnyk

That's all I can say! I might just get this color rather than black.

Hongolia

Looks Awesome. Perhaps they should do a Product (Red) as well? Always nice to support a good cause.

austriker

FANTASTIC idea. Dang I would buy that so far.. In other news, this white looks sick. And I thought Id never say that.

Rob Robertson

I like white phones, but the back of this one looks like it'll be a dirt/grime magnet. I could be wrong, I haven't actually seen it.

bluetroll

always had a 'black' 'berry. think i'm going with the 'white' 'berry this time!

muker1515

It would look sweet if it had the black back on it with just the white edges around it!

LeunammiGM

I 100 percent want the white Z10. Looks really Good and sleek. !

13david77

I wasn't completely sold with the black bezel at, but now seeing it from the side and from the back, I'm getting over that reluctance pretty quick. I think its going to have to be white for me! C'mon, Sprint! I want my white Z10! Please dont make us wait :(

iNick89

Rogers pre-order only gave the option to reserve a black device.

Anybody know if there's a chance I'll be able to get the white Z10? Or am I stuck with black (not that I'm complaining)?

iToya

Wrap this one up for me.

It's my phone and I want it now!

kingz23

Holy Crap that looks amazing!!

holman_00

Sir Holman
White looks soooooo clean but then again black looks nice too decisions decisions!!!!

NateFulton2010

Important Question: (IMHO)
The White Edition from the profile shows the Black Bezel going all the way to the edge. Is that Black Bezel all glass? If so does this foresee a possible "broken glass" affect we see on iPhones that have a similar "concept" when they accidentally get dropped?

H_O_Boomaye

This is the best question/comment of them all... I would hate to be susceptible to the iphone cracked screen pandemic.

iNick89

It's not a pandemic. I've had an iphone for 4+ years and dropped it maybe a handful of times.

The all-glass comment has no relevance - if you're careful with your phone, it shouldn't matter.

SDTRMG

Only drop test after the phones released will tell.

Josh Brolin

Zomg white! This is a game changer!

mnc76

Ughh... IMHO this an *extremely* *unattractive* phone.

Does it have the black bezel just so they can save a few bucks? Makes it look cheap.

This phone will be the cause of much anti-BB ridicule :(

wtrmlnjuc

That and that it's an actual working component of the phone, not just plastic.

mnc76

Why can't the bezel be white and still work? Is black the only colour any touch-sensitive surface can have???

mduduzi2976

I'm imagining black in a white VCOER case...... sick!!

vegas33139

LOL at the Storm trooper comment!

pmccartney

The white looks nice.
The back cover fitment looks to be a little off just to the right of the HDMI port (2nd pic). I hope there won't be a problem with the back cover fitting tight and without any apparent, thought be it small, gaps.
Hardware build quality is very important.

playbookster

I think the reason the white looks better is because on the black one the bezel is a different shade than the black around the screen. If they were exactly the same it would look better. So white for me!

Fanatix85

The white version keeps looking better and better. Verizon, needs to get on these ASAP!

KidAndroid

I wanted the white but IDK now, it looks like it collects dirt & grease like a magnet & with the textured back it will be a bitch to clean. I polish my Note 2 more than a 12 year old boy polishes his member so this doesnt seem like the color for me lol. - KID ANDROID (Team Android Canada)

The_Adventist

I couldn't decide between the white and the black before, but I have now.

I want my Z10 to be white in a white BB Flip Shell Case.

SCB has them here: http://ca.crackberry.com/blackberry-flip-shell-case/4A22A13628A.htm

jonnybb

Hello guys, can you tell me where can I watch the live event in 30 jan?

afquijano

My storm trooper thoughts exactly. Whether black or white, I can't wait for the BB10's to come out. I'm tired of my GS2.

Pilot Prop

awww man thats cold AF! i may still have to get the black one.

PunPryde

Damn, all these leaked pics are actually making me consider the white variant!!! It looks so slick.

nakapozian

For all of you who have previously owned a white device, I'm going to ask the age old question, how does it stand up to dirt? The white one is growing on me, and I'm considering it, but I'm worried about how dirty it may get

SDTRMG

If you keep a case on your phone it will maintain its beauty, but if not in time you'll see the effect on the phone, colour waring off, paint chipping, or cracking, etc. every phone I've kept it a case last close to 2 years looking new.

EDIT: I'm hoping they allow you to easily change the phone housing as older blackberrys allowed. You will be about to buy a new backing though.

rickkel

If you keep it in a case, you might as well not get the white one. Of course it's going to stay like-new in a case. A lot of people (me included) like our phones naked. I'm wondering too how quickly the white would look worn and permanently dirty (not using a case).

I guess I could use it for awhile and once it gets dingy looking, cover it with a case.

mnc76

Why not use a pocket pouch? Best of both worlds.

This is what I do with my Torch. Of course, you have to be more careful once you've taken it out of the pouch.

nakapozian

Can you specify more on what you mean by a case? Do you mean a hard case? I normally will have my phone in a holster when carrying it around (either clipped to me or in my purse), but other than that it is out on my desk, or sitting beside me on the sofa

randall2580

The one in the picture is already dirty ;-). That said I have had 2 white 9810's and they are very easy to keep clean. Except for wear at the trackpad, mine looks like it did when it came from the box

len5

Always weird to see a man with a white phone.

travaz

Would you take a new BB10 in Pink if it was free?

SDTRMG

If you can replace the housing for these new blackberrys as easily as you could on the old one, that's gonna be a major PLUS++++. I wanna add screens, cases,(for iOS/android/bb10) and if there released bb10 housings to my clothing store. This was one thing I liked about blackberrys.

igotberryfever

There is a video on case removal on z10 and it's super easy. I don't have time to get you the link but I am sure you can google it.

Fanatix85

BlackBerry10 trending on twitter, about damn time!

J_Z

This is so sexy !! I had the white Xperia S. Love love love. Got stolen. Bought my first BB phone to compliment my PB, and fell in love with BB. This white phone is so gorgeous

Driftdreams

I really can get over the fact that its not ALL white. The bezel really should be white as well. The phone would look THAT much better if it was. Consider the look of the white iPhone and Galaxy... or even the white Torch. All white would make such a stronger statement and would definitely draw more eyes.

LeunammiGM

Good Point but the Z10 needs to be different from the iPhone and android and older BB models, it doesn't need to be mistaken for one of them. i felt the same way as you at first but the more i look at all the new pics i like the black and white contrast more now. but thats just me.

kw9700

No. Stormtrooper contrast is better.

BSFA2008

"All white would make such a stronger statement ..."

What stronger statement would a little more white make?

Carmels

Blackberry 10's basis of operation is centered around bezel gestures. Having the black interior bezel within a exterior white casing is the perfect visual affect to reflect BB10 gestures from outside the screen. This two tone contrasting makes perfect sense both visually and from a functional standpoint. But that's just IMO and whites not for everyone.

“Think highly of yourself, because the world will take you at your own estimate.”

BSFA2008

It's so booootifullll :o

I still gotta get black. Wife wants white. We'll see if the white STAYS white or gets dirty.

marlowe9810

Loving the Star Wars reference:

Colour 1: Storm Trooper White!

Colour 2: Darth Vader Black!

Rimpire Strikes Back!

sibeans

Color 5: C-3PO Gold!
Color 6: Chewbacca Brown!
Color 7: Jango Blue!

Sorry couldn't resist, lol!

BruvvaPete2

this round by you guys is freaking hilarious. Chewieeeee! What about Jabba? Would it be gross and slimy?

all3n7

ok im going to sleep now, and wake up on the 30th...SEE you Blackberry 10...

polytan02

I want it in blue or green or red or purple or anything! Black or white is great but we want more colours!!!! :)

Bright Blue for me ;)

Azeron

Whoah! Let's see if we can sell a few phones before we get ahead of ourselves, alright?

travaz

I would totally take a nice dark green!

TonyHove

This just makes you your mouth water... Thing of beauty! Can't wait!! Johannesburg launch party here I come #TeamBlackBerry

MozThaGreat

I have a white 9810 which I think looks good but the white z10 looks better and better every second I look at it. Beautiful device. I just hope it feels as good as it looks in the hands.

Yemson

I want my BB Stormtrooper NOW!!!

Smartie020

white or black, white or black, whiiiiite oder blaaack. agh, it´s killing me!!!

Joe.User

I don't know about that textured back, I kinda liked the carbon fiber. white is pretty sick tho

crackcookie

They should come out with a Storm Trooper Edition for whenever Star Wars 7 comes out, and have it say, these are not the droids you are looking for!

Swamp_Donkey

I dont like the Z10 being compared to Storm Troopers. I'm not a Star Wars expert but werent Storm Troopers mindless clones? Seems to me that is reserved for iPhone users

Nate650

I have a change of opinion on the two-tone contrast. I now like it and think it makes the phone stand out.

marlowe9810

It's kinda grown on me too! I really like the black bezel whereas before I hated it!.

BBVegasGirl80

Digging the white phone. Decisions, decisions! :-)

Jimcmf

I like the black one. The white on the front don't look right.
Can they make it skin colour? So when you drive, nobody will notice?

BruvvaPete2

Why are you holding your phone in your hand when you drive?

phillieburne

yes thats the color i want #justperfect #teamblackberry #bb10

nabil114

I want it in the color brown.

- Rezaur Rahman

chammer101

FINALLY, been trying to convince my wife to go BB10 (well BB 7 up until recently) for ages now, she is pushing me for a Galaxy S3. Just showed her the white BB10 phone and she is sold.

Just preording now from Rogers.

Carmels

Oh you know what would be PIMP?! An all white TEAM CANADA BB10 with the maple leaf on the back in red, similar to what they did a few years ago with the bold 9700

http://www.intomobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/team-canada-bold-97...

Or RIM just goes THROWBACK and starts custom making your favorite Blackberry model with BB10! That would be sick! I know not practical from a business standpoint.......but I would love to have a bold 9700 shell but under the hood all BB10 baby!

“Think highly of yourself, because the world will take you at your own estimate.”

Jonnn21

Is the x10 going to have charging contacts like the 9650 did? I love that feature. If not, WHY!!!!!

santababy79

Meh... I'll go with the black

BruvvaPete2

CB I hope your server host can put up with the amount of single day traffic that will come on Jan. 30.

Sofiasamme

Really wanting forward to cost plans being free, i seriously wish this. Pretty spectacular The white version keeps wanting higher and higher. texture is sweet on the rear too! i really like BB shot SexyBack 10 http://tiny.cc/5baerw

sidds18

Uff O.....Mar hi daloge ab! Cant wait.

chiamattt

The phone looks awesome. Loving how there is hdmi out on it! I don't think enough attention has been made of that. THAT'S AWESOME!

Barefoot_Kevin

I am not eligible for my VZW upgrade until August. Don't know if I will be able to wait.

BlackberryTorcher

Ok. Since no one is saying it, I will. Wouldn't it make more sense if the bezel was white so the phone actually looks white minus the screen?

Rootbrian

SSWWEEEETTTT!!!!
I might get the qwerty white one.