New BlackBerry 10 vertical slider leaks, will be called the Milan

Blackberry-milanMere hours after RIM announced a new name for their BBX operating system, the first device to run the newly named BlackBerry 10 OS was leaked. Called the Milan, the new slider will likely be a flagship companion of the previously leaked London keyboard-less smartphone

As you can see in the image, the Milan does look a lot like a mix of the BlackBerry Torch and London concept. However, the traditional call, hang up, menu, and back buttons are gone, giving the device a sleeker front much like the Galaxy Nexus.

Oddly, the extra bezel was not made smaller, leading many to believe that the smartphone will support bezel gestures like those found on the PlayBook. 

Another rumor is that the Milan will sport either a 720p or other high-resolution display meant to put Apple's Retina offering to shame. While we do not even have a leaked spec sheet for the smartphone, it makes sense that RIM would want to up the resolution based on both the device's bigger screen and current competition.

If the remaining specifications of the Milan even somewhat match those of the London, it could turn out to be one hot device. It would certainly be welcomed by those who love BlackBerry's physical keyboards or have to use one for work, but I don't know if its quite enough to draw Android and iPhone users away from their platforms of choice. I suppose we will have to wait for the release to find out.

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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