RIM confirms BlackBerry 10 will launch on January 30th, 2013

RIM confirms BlackBerry 10 will launch on January 30th, 2013
Research in Motion has finally announced the release date for its new BlackBerry operating system. BlackBerry 10 will launch on January 30th, 2013, and on the same date RIM will unveil the first two phones running on the platform. The announcement will happen in an event held simultaneously in multiple countries.

“This day will mark the official launch of its new platform – BlackBerry 10, as well as the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Details on the smartphones and their availability will be announced at the event,” RIM said in an official press release.

The platform got the important FIPS 140-2 certification before launch which means that Government agencies, one of RIM’s biggest clients, will be able to use the new devices from day one.

BlackBerry 10 platform comes with BlackBerry Flow and BlackBerry Hub. Flow is the name of the new user interface, and the Hub is the notification aggregator picking up all your texts, emails, social messages, IMs, and so on.

RIM promised it will launch two BlackBerries intially, a modern all-touch device and a traditional keyboard-based 'Berry. 

And lastly, we heard about a pretty exciting quad-core RIM A series device, the BlackBerry Aristo, coming with a 720p 4.65-inch display, four-band LTE, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera and a whopping 2,800mAh battery.

What are your expectations about this upcoming BlackBerry 10 launch, are you excited?

source: MarketWire, BlackBerry


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29 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Very nice Rim ....Very nice :)

2. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

nice and about time too! Q1 of2013 is shaping up to be really exciting!

14. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

And I'm glad that they're releasing TWO BB10 phones! Hope we'll see more on the QWERTY device.

16. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

IM the one that's gonna b dead wen BB 10 arrives, NOT BB10 itself!!!

3. wendygarett unregistered

Why am I suddenly felt regrets of having the iPhone 5 :(

4. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

I dont know how I feel about this. Everyone's going to have a new phone in their hands buy Christmas

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

everyone doesnt know that this will be available "after" christmas either! ........ :)

5. jhp2025

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Now everyone has brand new hopes on RIM with its BB10.. BBX

6. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Now That's what am Talking about I can't wait to upgrade to the new with qwerty keypad.. I love keyboards and love the bold 9900

8. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

it microsoft cant sell wphnes, how da hell can this tiny company sell their phones in this age android and iphone

13. xtplnet

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Dude !! At Windows Phone 8 it just about Live Tiles ... but what Tiny Company you are referring to bring not only Live Tiles experiance but also Better Multitasking , very good notification center much polished OS with support for Android app.

21. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

still, its hard to beleive they will sell. general public follow trends, changing trends needs something groundbreaking, not just catching up.....

22. jack1059

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

RIMs success or failure will be more dictated by what's going on behind the scenes. They've put in a lot of work with; app developers (making app tools easy to use and promoting that with BB jams around the world); selling to govts / business / enterprise; and most importantly carriers (rim has good carrier relations and carriers decide what gets shown to the public not the manufacturers). Add to that their recent security certification, and I see a solid well thought out / implemented plan for recovery. And on forget that even though rim is 'small' it has a worldwide footprint in sales.

27. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

should we bit?

9. bdaniel17

Posts: 5; Member since: May 09, 2011

i enjoyed my blackberry when I had it. It seems like it took forever for the 9900 to come out. I expect the same to happen with BB10 phones. They always say a release date but always gets pushed back a couple of months. I wish blackberry would bring out their phones faster. My upgrade isn't due till may 2013. I'll have to see how it does and maybe I'll change back to blackberry. I hope blackberry can bounce back.

10. hiBreed

Posts: 90; Member since: May 29, 2012

*yawns* NEXT!

26. hiBreed

Posts: 90; Member since: May 29, 2012

COME ON, 9 thumb downs, have mercy people, cant i sleep anymore? and please thumb me up more

11. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

This means nothing. The loyal blackberry fans may care, but most people could care less.

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Couldn't* Most people couldn't care less. "Could care less" signifies that they do care to an undefined extent. Sorry, just a lot of people use that saying incorrectly.

24. thephonedude

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 27, 2012

your great english just pwned that kindle fanboy....we are so proud of you :) Tell him to go suck his kindle E-Book.

15. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

January 30, 2013, the official launch of the next Blackberry 10 delay.

17. Femto

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Haha. +1

18. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I love that RIM wants to keep BlackBerry OS alive, shame on u Nokia (R.I.P. Symbian :(

23. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i know right! thats why its worth fighting for!! and worth to look forward for! cant wait for that monter Berry!!!

19. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

RIM is destined to die.. NOTE the New BlackBerry OS will launch with a rectangular 4" touch screen.. YEA!! ANOTHER ONE !! Who cares..? Shouldnt Blackberry launch with a BLACKBERRY..? Althought they say they will have one.. NO Pictures of any BB10 QWERTY device have been shown. Instead they are focusing on yet another Brick and will try to go head to head with Windows/iOS/Android.. and it will lose.

25. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

lol!!! there's some leak of the QWERTY BB!! and its beautiful! so stop hating you annoying twat!

20. osaFromJava

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

1302013.. Seems like a bad luck for them..

28. Valdomero

Posts: 666; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Looks interesting, I quite don't get the camera magnifying glass thingy. Hope they keep upgrading the OS like Google does with Android, just don't release the OS and do minor upgrades.

29. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

they will! since its a new OS base on UNIX-like OS, QNX OS! since OS like iOS and android (linux-base and linux is Unix-like) they have these kinds of updates! its not java OS anymore! :)

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