RIM will officially announce BlackBerry OS 10 and the first BlackBerry 10 devices on January 30. So as we approach that date, speculation starts regarding the date on which we’ll be able to actually purchase the first BB10 phones.
According to a leaked image purportedly showing an inventory system from Bell in Canada, that may very well be February 28. If we choose to believe that the image you see below is real, then Bell expects to release the first BB10 device on that day.
Unfortunately though, the carrier doesn’t go to the trouble of mentioning the handset by name or codename. So we can assume this will be the oft-leaked touchscreen-only Z10, but then again it may be a different phone entirely.
Since RIM is based in Canada, Canadian carriers usually get new BlackBerry devices first. That’s what makes this bit of leakage important to the world, and not only Canadians. It could just be that February 28 will be the first day in which anyone on this planet will be able to purchase a BB10-running smartphone.
Or, of course, this could be fake. Or for some reason RIM may have changed its ways and decided not to prioritize Canada for releases anymore. Anything is possible, but we’ll keep you posted as we find out more.
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