BlackBerry 10: Up close and personal

RIM has unveiled the first smartphone running its next-generation BlackBerry 10 software. Here's a look at the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha
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RIM's BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha

This week, Research In Motion (RIM) is holding its annual BlackBerry World Conference in Orlando. As part of a related event for mobile developers, the company distributed an alpha version of the first smartphone that runs the forthcoming BlackBerry 10 mobile OS. Although the "BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha developer testing device" will never be released to the public -- it's meant for developers to test applications before the official BlackBerry 10 release -- the smartphone is noteworthy because it's the first BlackBerry 10 device. Here's a closer look.

Get the details on the BlackBerry 10 OS itself from

For additional information on the device's technical specifications, check out Al Sacco's blog. And check out a list of BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device technical specifications and other details.

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