Hoping to keep interest levels up before its big January 30th launch, Research In Motion (RIMM) has started to tease its own “laptop-killing” BlackBerry 10-powered smartphone on its official website. Although early leaks on the “London” suggest RIM will go for an aesthetic that resembles a mini PlayBook, the company’s teaser image suggests otherwise. As N4BB notes, the rear sports a textured “meshed-leather-look” that should give the phone a comfortable grip. If you ask us, from the looks of it, the back of the device is actually more reminiscent of Google (GOOG) and ASUS’s (2357) Nexus 7 tablet, which feels excellent. Aside from the teaser, RIM didn’t provide any new information on the “Re-designed. Re-engineered. Re-invented” BlackBerry experience.

Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. He first realized his love for technology when he burned through so many AA batteries on the original Game Boy that scraping battery acid off it became the norm.