The BlackBerry Z10 is expected to be unveiled by RIM at the company's media event set to take place in NYC on Jan. 30.
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The new device will be the all touch flagship smartphone for the company, who will introduce its latest software BlackBerry 10 at the event.
Many tech sites are already comparing the RIM handset to the wildly popular iPhone 5.
The German-language blog telekom-presse.at posted new images and video of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. In the video, the blog compared the RIM device to the iPhone 5 displaying many of its capabilities and detailing its advantages over the iPhone.
The BlackBerry Z10 is expected to be priced under the iPhone 5, which costs $199 for the 16GB version.
The RIM device's screen is bigger than the iPhone 5's and its web browser is said to be faster and more efficient, according to older reports.
Andrea Chang of The Los Angeles Times recently got a hands-on first look at the BlackBerry 10 device at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Upon looking at the device's screen, Chang declared that the phone "has a screen resolution better than the iPhone 5," and that it also has a "faster browser."
She also got to test out some of the operating system's new features including BlackBerry Hub, where users can find their email, notifications and social media apps such as Facebook and Twitter. The Hub is located to the left of the on-screen image and can be accessed with a drag of the finger, according to Chan. Users also do not have to quit a task in order to access it.
RIM has also incorporated dual profiles for the new OS as a user can have one for "personal" use, and the other for "work." This means that different app grids will be utilized based on which profile the user is in. During company hours, users will not be able to use Facebook, and the app will not show up under their work profile. However, it will be there on their personal profile.