Research in Motion has finally announced the launch date of its next-generation BlackBerry OS, namely BlackBerry 10. The new platform will be introduced on January 30, 2013, simultaneously in several countries around the globe.
On the same day, RIM will present the world’s first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones. There are no official details on the handsets’ specs, but they’ll both be touchscreen devices, and one of them should be similar to the L-Series prototype seen not long ago (and pictured below).
“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,” declared RIM CEO Thorsten Heins.
According to RIM, its “BlackBerry 10 smartphones have now entered more than 50 carrier labs with many more entries expected in the coming weeks.” So we should see a wide launch early next year. Of course, this can’t guarantee that BB 10 will be successful, but at least it’s a step in the right direction.
Via Press release
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