RIM Sets New Date for BlackBerry 10 Launch

RIM Sets New Date for BlackBerry 10 Launch

After multiple setbacks, Research in Motion (RIM) today announced that the BlackBerry 10 operating system will finally see the light of day. 

The Canadian company said the new OS will be officially unveiled at an event on January 30 where it will also show off two new handsets: a full touchscreen device and one with a physical keyboard. RIM says its been testing BlackBerry 10 handsets with 50 carriers around the world and is trying to get developers to embrace the platform. 

The late January date means there will be no new BlackBerrys in stores for the holidays. This could further hurt BB's dwindling 4.3 percent marketshare. It's currently fourth behind Windows Phone 8, Android, and iOS. 

RIM's hoping BlackBerry 10's features, like the Flow user interface meant to make messaging easier, and the new smart keyboard, will draw users back to the brand. 

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[via ZDNet]

 

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