RIM’s BlackBerry 10 devices more likely to launch in March 2013

RIM’s BlackBerry 10 devices more likely to launch in March 2013
RIM right now is pretty much in free fall. It’s not rocketing down as fast as many analysts believed, but it’s falling. The savior has long been BlackBerry 10, a platform that has taken longer to develop and land on devices, than expected. What’s worse, now, it might face yet another delay - to March 2013.

“We had hoped for a January launch but now see a March launch as more likely,” Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said.

This is not necessarily a delay in technical terms - March is still in the first quarter and RIM promised us new devices in “early 2013.”

But for those hoping January was the time for the BB10 devices launch, they just might have had their illusions broken. If you think March is too late, you’re not alone, but let’s hope that this extra time would allow the company to deliver a really outstanding platform.

source: CNET

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42 Comments

1. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Rims done, by this time most people will have bought new devices over the hollidays, and won't be compelled to switch.

7. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

oh man that is bad...it will have outdated specs..

9. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Outdated specs by the time or competant at best but not a game changer. and if their phones dont sell because of "competant" hardware then nobody would have tried the BB 10 OS. All in all RIM: "Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, GOODBYE!"

12. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

They are done... Who even cares anymore???

18. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

R.I.P. RIM

23. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

I think in 2017 they will delay it to march 2018

36. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Say whatever you want, im definitely gonna buy the 'Outage'. (lol)

2. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

why bother anymore?

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2128; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I agree with everyone. After the Holiday rush RIM won't have buyers to expect to move from Apple/Android/Windows to BlackBerry. It just won't happen. Dedicated BB Fan's will upgrade to the BB 10 phones. I don't see the point of releasing a phone after the Holiday's and expect large sales numbers. Their estimates will be probably close to 5-6 million throughout 2013. Not strong at all if you ask me. Can't imagine what the Samsung SIV sales will do in 3 days like Apple around Feb/March.

5. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

Agreed.But the info on the Galaxy S4 is incorrect. Samsung may annouce it in Februrary but it's coming maybe in the 2nd qtr. The GS III is less than a year old. I'm still a fan of RIM /Blackberry after all,it's was my intro into smartphones along with the SKII and the Treo 700p.I really hope they can set it off with BB10 .

20. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

galaxy s4 = 4. MAI :-)

8. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

alot of supposedly die hard BB fans I know ready jumped ship. They are done and just needa let the OS be licensed

6. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

just adopt WP8

10. Seymur unregistered

Rest in peace.

11. vqc61

Posts: 15; Member since: May 16, 2012

All of a sudden, everybody becomes a tech analyst. Incredible.

21. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

for that u don´t need to be a tech analyst or specialist

13. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Maybe everyone missed the post where RIM actually stopped the bleeding last quarter and beat expectations in new subscribers? If RIM can survive to January, March is the same. Either they have enough in the tank to bounce back and 2 more months makes no difference, or they don't and January wouldn't have helped them anyways. I see no reason or advantage to cheer for their failure. I hope BB10 is worth the wait and we are still talking about them in 2015.

28. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Can RIm survive that long? let's not forget that RIM delayed the BB10 for months. They might delay it again.

17. Tobruk

Posts: 10; Member since: May 14, 2011

First off, whomever is responsible for dragging their overpaid feet and not releasing BlackBerry 10 before the holidays, should be fired! RIM Management needs a reality check and I hope it comes in the form of poor sales.. You read the comments from previous Blackberry users who jumped to other devices. How can RIM honestly expect any excitement or sales with a, hopefully...March 2013. I can here the excuses now... "we're not focused on the North American markets", "Emerging markets will buy our crappy devices"... I SO FED UP WITH BLACKBERRY/ RIM!

19. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

GS IV rumoured to be announced by then and it will kill BB10 :)

22. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

If this is the case they should consider making some Android devices in the mean time, just run stock, take a bold style phone, slap some bumped up guts in it, and put it on a pre paid carrier, anything would help them while they pussyfoot around with bb 10

31. Tips_y

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

It's too late to consider a different OS at this late stage. It takes about 8 months or more to put out a phone. They should have quitely and secretly planned out phones with either Android or WP8 in them as fall back position months ago.

24. 12Danny123

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

Hmm this is not a good time to release it at march 2013. Everybody would've bought windows phone 8 devices (mostly the three windows devices), android devices and the iPhone 5. Plus we would've went galaxy s4 iPhone 5S and the next windows phones. And BB would still be a generation behind

25. Jarahawk

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 04, 2011

I'd rather they delay the launch and get it right than rush it to market and have another Storm fiasco.

27. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Do I have to still create a Blackberry email account to retrieve my everyday emails? That is 1 thing I hate the most, going through another server to retrieve my email. The only people that still buy BB, are the people that likes the keyboard. If they switch to completely touchscreen they will loose them all.

29. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

lmao... and this is the company that thinks it can overtake Nokia ??? Guess they don't call them loonies for no reason.

30. Tips_y

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

This is just a rumor at the moment, but if true, not good at all for RIM! Although I am now using WP7.5, there are still quite a number of BB users in my country. True they're dwindling, but they're still out there. If what remains of their user base shifts to either WP8 or Android ICS/JB, I don't think they're going to get them back with BB10. So this delay, if true, is not good for RIM!

37. Lwazi_N

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

I don't know if you guys watched Alec Saunders' keynote speech at the BB10 Jam Americas keynote that RIM will launch the first BB10 devices in January? You missed that, he was like "January 21st 2013, keep that date burned in your mind" (28:13) "If you get your app in the store by launch, sorry, by January 21st 2013" (30:07)", check out the video herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5RKy8CPX9E

39. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

march is reasonable than january! they are just taking all the time to perfect the OS!! to serve all the wants of people! and besides an analyst said this not RIM!!! but we all know that BB10 is coming Q1 2013

42. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

screw you, don't use any cellphones until march 2013, if you dare in march 2013 they will say "we need some more times, bb 10 will launched in august 2013" and so on...

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