January 30th, 2013 date adds up to BlackBerry 10 launch

January 30th, 2013 date adds up to BlackBerry 10 launch
Earlier on Monday, we passed along the word that RIM will be launching its eagerly awaited BlackBerry 10 line on January 30th 2013. How did RIM arrive at that date? Certainly the executives in charge of such decisions must have looked at exhaustive studies of demographics, seasonal tendencies and other important statistics. Perhaps RIM CEO Thorsten Heins checked with the crew heading up the project to see when the hardware and software would be ready for primetime. Or maybe the January 30th, 2013 date was decided mathematically.

A tweet from miBlackBerry.com pointed out that if you take the expected BB10 launch date and convert it into numerals, it would read as 0+1+3+0+2+0+1+3. Add them all together and it gives you the sum of 10. Interesting, hmm? Perhaps there is also something in the Bible Code about the January 30th launch.

source: @miBlackBerry.com



1. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Sounds good,look forward to 30/1/13.

18. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

ikr! really looking forward to this!!! gotta love RIM and BlackBerry!

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Seems legit. I am looking forward to what BB10 has to offer. Guess I have to wait two more months.

5. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

I had to give you a thumbs up for your profile pic

3. BBGrind

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

Best news from RIM in a long time, now we need the specs on the software.

4. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Reminds me of s iii's launch which was on 5/3/12, where 5 looks like "S" and march is the third month, so it becomes s iii

6. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Good news... how long has it been already...

7. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Black Berry you a dollar short too late

8. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

I have to agree... Without the backing of developers RIM is doomed. Its a complete shame because, back in the day, BB had some of the best phones on the market! In addition, if the specs dont compete with that of the iPhone or many of the higher end Android phones customers have no incentive to switch. Businesses have already abandoned ship.

12. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

You havent seen specs and you're already saying it can't compete with the iPhone and other phones?

14. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

you're wrong because: 1) Blackberry has secured a lot of developer support. It may nto be as strong as IOS or Androdi granted, but it is certainly at least in line with WP8 if not stronger, since current BB devs are on board as well as new ones they've secured with Playbook and the dev alpha devices. 2) The specs will be competitive. The BB London, whcih is rumored to be the first device to launch from them, is going to have a 4.5 inch display with 1280x768 resolution, LTE, and a snapdragon s4 pro quad core processor. While it may be true that when itu does come out it may not be the most powerful device on the market, it will certainly be a lot more competitive than what BB7 devices were, which were all single core with a max resolution of 800x480 and 1.2 ghz single core processor, specs for the BB7 Torch 9850 for Sprint, the Bold 9930 which was considered the flagship BB7 device was even less since it had 1ghz single core and 640x480 resolution. 3) The new BB10 operating system has been receiving a lot of praise both from press, developers, and carriers. If BB10 fails, it will not be because of lack of it being a good OS.

21. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

Correct on all with exception to the 9930/9900. It also had the same 1.2 ghz processor as the Sprint Torch as well as the 9810 Torch slider on AT&T. The Bold with the 1ghz processor was the Bold 9790. Oddly enough, it was the one with an auto focus camera! :(

9. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

RIM please update the playbook to BB 10 as you said earlier you would.

20. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

ofcourse they will update it!! but not on january!! they will update it on q2 or early q3 2013!


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Title should read, "January 30th, 2013 date adds up to BlackBerry 10, minus 9, minus 8, minus 7 (6,5,4.......1)" BOOOOOOOOM!!!!

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

LOOOL why you hating papinyc? hahaha :)


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

i'M not hatin', iTry to remain iMpartial. However, can't wait for this big "DOOMSDAY 10"!!

11. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Does anybody know what the ammount of apps for the new bb os 10 is?

15. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I dont know but BB10 is an evolution of the current Playbook OS, so I would assume it would be compatible with those apps, or at least would be an extremely easy port over process.

16. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

good luck!

19. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Why are you people saying looking forward to it when they aren't going to make it. That first year they will be gone. There are so many good windows phones and Android phones coming out this and next month that if they are still which around which they won't people will forget that they are around but likely gone. So it doesn't matter. They have a zero chance to make it.

22. EMOLOve1511

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

RIM seem drop after Samsung Apple Nokia & HTC take over world smartphones market

23. kujee

Posts: 11; Member since: May 03, 2011

I think it is calculated but I a more market related view point mobile world congress 2013 the wait till new releases for rivals HTC Nokia apple and Samsung to compete with the rise of the anticipation of the new and current users but out me say if rim failed to meet its targeted customers needs ..it is gonna be a killer strike to the Canadian beast. I like their policy their attitude but if the new devices battery would be poor,if the call quality or antenna have issues or even the video formats support was not competing the other rivals it would be a big fail. The problem is that that they waited and waited and even waited a bit longer and That is a fire playing game that can make the win even more customers taking care of the smallest detail perfecting their new flagship phone or it could be the downfall that rim never recover from ....so it is now a matter of fate and time

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