Friday, 16 November 2012

RIM may launch BB10 smartphones in February 2013

Research in Motion is set to announce the BlackBerry 10 operating system on January 30, 2013. As per a report by Bloomberg, the first two BlackBerry 10 devices will land on shelves in February next year. Bloomberg states that it will be a critical step in the brand’s comeback in the smartphone market. In an interview following the announcement, chief operating officer, Kristian Tear, said, “We want to do it as quickly as possible.”

The report claims that the first handsets will not go on sale at the same time worldwide. However, Research In Motion is aiming to launch the devices in multiple continents within the first 30 days of the unveiling.

The report states, “The rollout will finally get the BlackBerry 10 into consumers’ hands after multiple product delays put the phones a year behind schedule. RIM needs a hit to help it reverse market- share losses over the past two years to Apple Inc.’s iPhone and devices running Google Inc.’s Android software.”

Research In Motion (RIM) has announced that it will hold its BlackBerry 10 launch event on January 30, 2013. The event will happen simultaneously in multiple countries around the world.  This day will mark the official launch of its new platform, BlackBerry 10, as well as the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones.  Details on the smartphones and their availability will be announced at the event.

BlackBerry 10 will offer a large catalogue of the leading applications from across the globe and across all categories, including Games, Productivity, Social, Lifestyle and Leisure, Multimedia and Published Content, as well as applications designed for business and enterprise use.

The BlackBerry 10 platform has recently achieved FIPS 140-2 certification, which means that government agencies will be able to deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 as soon as it is available.  The company claims that this marks the first time BlackBerry products have been certified ahead of their launch.  In addition, RIM recently announced that BlackBerry 10 smartphones have now entered more than 50 carrier labs with many more entries expected in the coming weeks.

“In building BlackBerry 10, we set out to create a truly unique mobile computing experience that constantly adapts to your needs.  Our team has been working tirelessly to bring our customers innovative features combined with a best in class browser, a rich application ecosystem, and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities.  All of this will be integrated into a user experience – the BlackBerry Flow – that is unlike any smartphone on the market today,” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of Research In Motion.

He went on to add, “Thanks to our strong partnerships with global carriers and a growing ecosystem of developers, we believe our customers will have the best experience possible with BlackBerry 10.  We are looking forward to getting BlackBerry 10 in the hands of our customers around the world.”

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