Today’s event is winding down and RIM (RIMM) — err, BlackBerry — showed us the first two phones it hopes will fuel its comeback. We already gave you a full review of the BlackBerry Z10, which launches in initial markets next month and in the U.S. in March, and now we have your first look at the QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry Q10. BlackBerry reps weren’t letting people touch the phones but we accidentally handled one quickly and this phone is as solid as they come. The BlackBerry Q10 isn’t quite as high-end feeling as the Bold 9900, which had a metal frame, but the larger display, famous BlackBerry keyboard and brand new OS make the Q10 a huge step in the right direction. We’ll have a full review of the BlackBerry Q10 in the coming months but in the meantime, be sure to check out or gallery for a few hands-off photos.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.