Seeing as today is the second time that someone will make the claim that RIM is not launching a QWERTY smartphone, I thought I would just do a brief post to clarify. RIM is not abandoning QWERTY keyboards. As a matter of fact, one of the first two devices being launched on BB10 is the BlackBerry X10, which has a hardware QWERTY keyboard. Pictured below is one of the leaked images floating around the internet.
As a matter of fact, RIM has also given out developer QWERTY phones to qualified developers, so they can make their apps compatible with the upcoming BB10 QWERTY smartphones.
So, again, RIM is not abandoning the hardware QWERTY. The official launch will be in a few days. Expect the juicy details then.