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BlackBerry 10 devices won't be out til late 2012

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BlackBerry 10 devices won't be out til late 2012
The dollars and cents wasn't the only bad news given during the RIM Q3 earnings call. There was also a bit of info that wasn't directly related to the earnings, which is that RIM isn't expecting BlackBerry 10 devices to hit the market any time soon, not until late 2012.

RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie said that the next generation BlackBerry devices won't be out until late in the second half of 2012. RIM's other co-CEO Mike Lazaridis said that the reason for the timing was that RIM is waiting on a new line of dual-core processors to become available before pushing the BlackBerry 10 handsets. 

RIM also cut projections for device shipments in Q4 of this year to just 11-12 million, which is down from the 14 million it shipped in Q3. It seems like RIM is incapable of giving positive information these days, and the delay of BB 10 handsets is just another in that line. We're a little confused about the delay anyway, because it seems that by the time RIM starts shipping BB 10 devices, quad-core processors will be taking over the mobile ecosystem.

source: BGR

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posted on 15 Dec 2011, 17:58 8

1. Birds (Posts: 982; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Suddenly not interested anymore. lol

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 18:09 5

2. warrenellis (Posts: 53; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


i was hoping that a cell phone company would make an android phone with a portrait slider like the one pictured above. that would sell a lot faster than a blackberry one.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 18:14 5

3. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


Rip rim

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 18:18 3

4. downphoenix (Posts: 2302; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


why wait for a new set of dual core processors? use the one in the playbook. Then this will ensure great app compatibility between these phones and playbook.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 23:04 2

11. digicon (Posts: 116; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)


Well what they really said was they were waiting for a new Chipset that would support LTE as well . Hopefully Quad-Core by that time . I dont think they can use the PB Dual-Core one because it's Wi-Fi only . ? .

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 23:25

12. downphoenix (Posts: 2302; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


its a procesor. Not sure how that has anything to do with the radio. And if it does, at least release a 3g model to tide it over until an lte version comes out. The major delay is going to hurt them in a time they need to scramble to compete.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 18:25 3

5. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Blackberry needed Android OS if they wanted to sale more phones.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 18:58 5

6. LewsTherin006 (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


This just in, RIM to sell off stock and go out of business at the end of Q4 2012. Rim you are too late to the game and falling behind fast.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 19:07 5

7. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


>>"RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie said that the next generation BlackBerry devices won't be out until late in the second half of 2012."

Implying RIM will still exist in late 2012

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 20:19

8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5729; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Q3 financial results reflected the release of the BB7 devices (9900/9930, 9810, etc.). The chatter has the BB7 devices plateauing and going clearance. If so, RIM's Q4 is going to be pretty grim. If the BB10 devices are not released until Q3 of 2012, RIM may not be around for the BB10 devices to matter. Somehow, I don't think MS will be interested in making a purchase offer for RIM.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 21:30 1

9. bbstorm2435 (Posts: 37; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


RIM needs to take two steps forward, not one step forward. I mean you have to remember that by this time we will have a new Android OS, a new Windows Phone OS, and a new iOS. And Blackberry 10, the last time I checked, has been pretty much revealed how it is going to look and work. So, the competition is going to already know what you are going to release and by that time make the appeal to their OS' better. Not to mention the amount of app support that Blackberry will have will be low. I mean by that time Windows Phone will be on par with iOS and Android in terms of apps. I don't have a good feeling about the future of Blackberry.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 22:11

10. threeline (Posts: 256; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


Bye Bye RIM

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