Pictures of a device that is purportedly the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone have leaked, and we have to say that it's remarkably similar to the one seen in a promo video that appeared online in September, albeit briefly.

The BlackBerry London (BlackBerry L-Series) is expected to be unveiled alongside at least one other BB10 phone - one with a Qwerty keyboard - in January at a RIM press event, but we're pretty confident that with two totally different sources showing the same device this is the real deal.

There's not much to glean from the pictures - which showed up in the forums of BB-centric site CrackBerry -save for the fact that it will be slightly larger than an iPhone 5. The mole has taken a picture of the phone alongside a BlackBerry Bold 9700 and it's considerably larger than that.

Rumours would have us believe that the display is 4.2-inches (1280 x 768) and that it will come with a dual-core processor. They also suggest that it will have 1GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, a microSD card slot and an 8-megapixel camera.

Design-wise, to our eyes, it looks a bit like the recent Sony Xperia range, such as the Xperia S, but that may not be the case when seen up close.

ee.co.uk - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

Sections BlackBerry Phones