RIM to introduce both BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry X10 next week; contract price will be below $199

RIM to introduce both BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry X10 next week; contract price will be below $199
Exciting news for those waiting for BlackBerry 10. The latest rumor is that RIM will not only introduce the new OS on January 30th, but will also unveil both the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry X10 with a physical QWERTY keyboard. And the kicker is that both models will sell for less than $199 on contract. It really looks like RIM is going to be making a statement a week from Wednesday.

Additionally, the video that we showed you on Sunday comparing the BlackBerry Z10 with the Apple iPhone 5 revealed that a Siri-esque voice activated personal assistant will be included with the OS. There is also some speculation that BlackBerry App World will offer movies and television shows and screenshots of the home screen show that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare are pre-installed on the new BlackBerry devices. Evernote will be available in the Docs to Go app which will allow users to open, edit and save documents to the cloud.

We have some new screenshots for you to look at as we are getting closer to January 30th and the beginning of what appears to be the comeback of BlackBerry.

source: BGR, MobileSyrup




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23 Comments

1. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

RIM may come third place, however, i dont think they can be 1st ... android will always be 1st... dunno about second vs iOS but they might...

9. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

8 like stock Android (with maybe a little Samsung or HTC touch up) better

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'd like to see android, WP, then BB, and ios implodes

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30685; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Always trying to start a flame war. Wowwww

21. jsdechavez

Posts: 783; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

5th slide looks so iOS to me.

2. wildcard

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

like the BBZ10 go blackberry show them what u got !!!

3. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Looks pretty clean. I like it.

4. hf199

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

I'm ready! One of each

5. panda123

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

This is like the neatest UI I've ever seen... Looks epic, can't wait.

6. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

BB 10 is looking really good, but I do have a couple concerns. I realize this will not be popular to BB fans, but I am a BB fan myself so... 1. It has it's own distinct look, but it is still similar to iOS in terms of being an app launcher at its core. Yes, the BB flow and other features do add much more functionality, but I wonder if there is a way to hide all those apps. 2. BIS outages! I wonder what steps have been taken to prevent the outages that had at one time become synonymous with using BlackBerry. Other then that, looks really good!

7. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Indeed it looks good. Only if mailing service wasn't locked down to through RIM network and i was able to synnc all mail and PIM folders (without going through BES + Exchange crap) like i am able to do on Android/iOS/ i would have bought this.

8. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Read confirmation on sms is a sweet feature tbh

10. IamTheGodfatherofCell

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

UI looks decent, but bland. Nothing eye popping about it. BB has always found a different way to fail , wether it be BB Apps or BBM issues or just connectivity issues. I don't feel the hype, and with so many people knee deep with Android or iOS, I dont see them making a dent into the masses. Windows tried and failed at this as well.

11. Smg-Uk

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

Don't worry windows phone is gaining more and more traction people are starting to realise after all this time google still fail to make a smooth lag free os even with all those powerful phones pretty poor show.

17. MisterCats

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 14, 2013

Punctuation.

20. Smg-Uk

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

Bollocks

12. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Great timing for RIM to introduce something fresh in the market and hopefully re-establish themselves in the market as well. There still are a lot of people who are fond of BB OS, so they certainly can take on Windows OS.

13. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

The start of a new era!

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30685; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This doesnt look bad at all, in fact quite the opposite.

23. No_Nonsense unregistered

Looks much better than what it seemed at the first sight when RIM showcased some features.

18. aldridhl

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

a greater variety in platforms is welcome. I hope this works out for RIM.

19. spasticpat

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

Personally, I hope BB10 works out. ios and Android need competition and so far the only other OS that is trying to make ground is WP8, so I think BB10 will do some good. Never had a better keyboard than my Blackberry Torch, maybe if BB10 succeeds and they do some good, I'll go back to BB agian...

22. bransablan

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 19, 2012

Ok thats pretty sad if even the new blackberrys have nfc and the almoghty iphone 5 doesnt... I guess we shall have to hope and wait for iphone 5s to have it in there, known as i-beam the most innovative iphone yet but not overall device

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