The Wall Street Journal just got us some juicy details from RIM’s CEO Thorsten Heins. According to their feedback Heins confirmed that they are currently showing two phones starting this week to carriers in beta mode. One is with a keyboard and one without with the latter launching first. Heins confirmed that this will be the first two of six eventual devices with half been touchscreen only. Also we learned that BlackBerry 10 phones will have replaceable batteries which is awesome!
Heins told the WSJ that “We’re near the finishing line” and that “the physical shape and feel of the new phones is finished and the software nearly complete.” RIM is on a five week roadshow now showing off two beta versions of the phones to carriers which they hope will help garner support for launching the devices. Check out the full interview via Google (or directly via the WSJ PayWall)