Leading up to Research in Motion's big BlackBerry 10 release next month, we've only seen images of phones with full touchscreens. But we all know RIM will never fully abandon the physical keyboard. Confirming our suspicions are pictures that have been circulating the web of what is believed to be a next-gen BlackBerry handset with a traditional keyboard. 

The photos appeared on Chinese website cnBeta and show a device that resembles a BlackBerry bold with a taller display and a physical QWERTY keyboard. It's safe to assume the display will be a touchscreen as there is no directional pad or roller ball. 

RIM is hosting an event to launch its new BlackBerry 10 platform on January 30. Reports have the company announcing two devices. The first device shown to media was a smartphone with a touchscreen phone codenamed "London" that will run a 1.5GHz dual0core processor, 1GB of RAM, and have 16G of internal storage. 

[via LA Times]