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.