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BlackBerry 10 Will Launch on January 30, 2013

By - Source: CNET | B 16 comments

Upcoming operating system has been delayed on several occasions.

RIM has finally announced a solid launch date for the oft-delayed BlackBerry 10 operating system.

On January 30 2013, the global launch event will occur simultaneously in various countries around the globe. Research in Motion will also announce two BlackBerry 10 smartphones during the event.

The new operating system was originally meant to launch this summer, but it was pushed back to the end of 2012, followed by a further delay into 2013's quarter one.

"We are looking forward to getting BlackBerry 10 in the hands of our customers around the world," said CEO Thorsten Heins. However, despite his optimism, one analyst branded BlackBerry 10 "dead on arrival".

Over 50 carriers have been confirmed to be testing BlackBerry 10, while the U.S. government recently certified the mobile platform for secure use.


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    jazz84 , November 13, 2012 3:34 PM
    ... and all 6 BB customers quietly rejoiced.
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    COLGeek , November 13, 2012 3:38 PM
    For the market that uses BBYs, this is good news indeed. For everyone else in Android and iOS based devices this is a yawn and "who cares" at best.

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    tomaz99 , November 13, 2012 3:42 PM
    Very exciting.

    I can't wait to buy one in a couple months during their fire sale to go along with my HP Touchpad.
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    The-Darkening , November 13, 2012 4:56 PM
    More competition is always better. I don't own a BB device but the longer they survive, the better for all. I hope BB 10 and WP8 sells good to get some diversity in the market.
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    snajper69 , November 13, 2012 5:22 PM
    Can't wait... My Old BB is starting to piss me off. And the touch screen devices just don't do it for me. If I need a tablet I will get a f**king tablet, not a phone that I need a man purse to lug around lol...
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    otacon72 , November 13, 2012 5:30 PM
    Rather have a smartphone where I don't have to worry about security unlike say Android that has more security holes than Swiss cheese.
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    chicofehr , November 13, 2012 5:54 PM
    I'm getting the Bold version. I can't let go of my precious qwerty. Texting/emails/messaging is where BB shines and that what I do with it all day so touch only interface would just be a drag on me. I hope they survive. If they go under then I have no viable alternatives for a quality physical keyboard on a phone.
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    the real mr b , November 13, 2012 6:13 PM
    Getting a BlackBerry 10 device when my contract ends.
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    Anonymous , November 13, 2012 6:20 PM
    2 WORDS for Blackberry 10: EPIC FAILURE
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    mynameis1 , November 13, 2012 7:13 PM
    looking forward to this, will be moving to the bold or new model.
    my BB is primarily for text, bbm, emails.. as i do not have interest in the app world, the BB suits me just fine and some.
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    Anonymous , November 13, 2012 8:03 PM
    What's a Blackberry? JK?
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    spectrewind , November 13, 2012 8:49 PM
    otacon72Rather have a smartphone where I don't have to worry about security unlike say Android that has more security holes than Swiss cheese.

    You come across as a shill for RIM.

    In the days when RIM had a BES that nobody could match for pushing business email, that was their edge. Now, everyone has it. They need a new "killer app" to remain relevant.
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    getochkn , November 14, 2012 12:20 AM
    Just in time for a month after xmas, great timing.

    I love how people say Android security sucks. Have you ever been hit by Android malware or just repeating what you read? Do you install random apps from unknown sources? Also great that someone can say something that hasn't even been released yet is better than something that is out. BB10 could have a huge hole that isn't discovered yet.
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    beayn , November 14, 2012 2:05 AM
    It's too bad they couldn't get this out in time for Christmas. Missing a holiday season is always a hit when companies release products. I hate to see RIM go. Got a friend who works there and has so far survived the job cuts.
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    farensabri , November 14, 2012 3:16 AM
    From the dev kit reviews, the whole BB10 OS experience seems to be awesome. They just need actual product with good build quality, good hardware and decent pricing. WP8 phones are highly efficient eventhough the hardware specs are lower than top Android phones, so I hope BB10 phones could show the same result.

    And I hope they get much better camera this time.
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    dade_182 , November 14, 2012 4:10 AM
    otacon72Rather have a smartphone where I don't have to worry about security unlike say Android that has more security holes than Swiss cheese.

    Obvious troll is obvious. Just because you own an iphone and always get ripped a new one on the apple/android threads doesn't mean you should come spew your nonsense here on a RIM one as well.
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