Live: RIM's BlackBerry 10 launch event

Live: RIM's BlackBerry 10 launch event
Today is the day for RIM and the whole BlackBerry fan club. After many delays, the Canadian company is finally ready to reveal its next-generation BlackBerry 10 platform, as well as the first devices that will make use of it. There is no Plan B. This is the all-in project for RIM, and there's no room for failure. The once popular manufacturer has managed to lose all of its appeal for most target groups, and has recently started to lose market share to its competitors in areas where it's been traditionally very strong. Whether this trend will continue depends on what we'll see today.

The BlackBerry 10 launch event will not only reveal all important details surrounding the new platform, but will also introduce us to the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones. How many and exactly what these smartphones are going to be like is still unknown, but it's safe to say that we'll see the much-leaked BlackBerry Z10 full touchscreen smartphone, which alone is a quite a good reason for you guys to stick with us, because we're going to cover every single detail about the event and the products that will get announced there.

This is our liveblog dedicated to the BlackBerry 10 launch event! Here you'll be able to follow its progress, as well as get info and pictures directly from the keynote. Stay tuned, guys, the event is scheduled to begin at 10AM ET | 9AM CT | 7AM PT | 3PM GMT!


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32 Comments

1. idroidequis

Posts: 103; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

They gonna need alot of hype to get a piece of the smartphone OS pie. The real questions is will developers and manufactures support it like the do ISO and Android???

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Earlier articles said they have alot of supporters on board with them......so yes :)

3. idroidequis

Posts: 103; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Id hope so. Seems like they're promising alot. If they dont deliver. They're gonna get criticized to oblivion.

9. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

30000+ app submissions in 24 hours I'd say they have a lot of support from devs

21. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

4. FireDragon

Posts: 117; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

Good companies that hit bottom pretty hard just because they didn't get to the new shows learns much more than the new companies who are running. That's the case with RIM too and I think they will come up stronger. They already have good experience and strong fan/user-base. I am looking forward to see them get up good with BB10. Will I buy a BB10 device anytime soon, no (Can't afford it to be honest) but Playbook is something I always want to have, with BB10 that will be one of my super-desirable device.

16. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Maybe there is live video stream ?

17. No_Nonsense unregistered

There is:http://www1.rim.com/newsroom.html . It'll begin at 3PM GMT,

18. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Thank you.

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

For those who are interested and want to watch live event! View on your desktop: http://tremolo.edgesuite.net/blackberry_experience_launch/desktop_dvr/index.html View on your mobile device: http://tremolo.edgesuite.net/blackberry_experience_launch/mobile/index.html

20. kalandershihab

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

soon there is gonna be a blackberry logo in my pro pic. apple sucks since they released ios6

24. kalandershihab

Posts: 57; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

i really hope that there are extra features to be unveiled today..

5. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I wish it wouldn't succeed

10. wendygarett unregistered

Why are you so cruel nikolas?

11. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Why is that? Apple I can kinda understand.....I still dont wish them to fail tho. Just be a lil more humble. Why wish this on RIM?

13. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Maybe they will close the doors. Don't worry in a few months it will fail!

6. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

Good luck Research In Motion, BlackBerry 10, BB Z10 and CEO Thorsten Heins!

7. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Adding 1 more challenger to the OS game ....bring it on ...This will be more beneficial for the consumers.....So more Competition , More Development , More Innovation , Etc ...

8. 1701nino unregistered

Yeah,agree with you on this one noim1,the more players arein the mobile arena,technology will only get cheaper and more advanced.

12. akishakoi

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

BB10, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Series 40, SailFish, Firefox, Ubuntu, Tizen, what have you.. let the game begin!

14. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Just announce your going out of business. That would be great. I got rid of another blackberry user yesterday. That was the last one at my company! Thank God!

27. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

You haters need to get a life...Why is it that i don't go on iphone or android news pages and comment cuz i couldn't care less about them and if i do read about it than it's just for my own knowledge...But u just sound llike an ignorant person who has nothing better to do but hate......haters hate out of jealousy :p

34. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Haters gonna hate...regardless. Just know there are some Android users...lik me...that are not totally fanboys. I keep repeating this...I am really excited for this. I dont plan on leaving Android anytime soon....but BB10 would get a serious look from me. IMO they are moving in the right direction.....and I would probably get one just because of Alicia Keys....oh my....lol.

22. areeeeez

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

LIVE STREAM? tremolo.edgesuite.net/blackberry_experience_launch​/desktop_dvr/index.html

23. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Bring it on, Blackberry! I hope you succeed!

25. No_Nonsense unregistered

Yes, Nicolas.Oliver and other RIM haters have their wishes answered. RIP RIM. Welcome BB.

28. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

hahahah THATS RIGHT! amen to that!

29. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

It's great to see Blackberry change and get back in the game again.Let's be honest guys most of us,myself included,came over from BB to Android but as for me I still have a soft spot for them and these two devices are impressive for the start.SO WELCOME BACK BLACKBERRY.

30. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

That was quite dull....

31. helloct

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Live streaming The BlackBerry 10 Experience event: Seems like I finnaly found my next mobile OS after the Maemo/MeeGo experience: The same Multitasking experience + all in one FINGER.

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