RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 phone release date pegged for October
posted by Victor H. / Apr 26, 2012, 8:56 AM
Research in Motion has put all of its hopes in BlackBerry 10 - an overhauled version of RIM’s platform - and the first handset running on the new OS is expected to hit shelves around October. Earlier, RIM’s new chief executive Thorsten Heins confirmed that BB10 will debut on a device in the “later half of 2012.”
Now, though, more clarity comes from N4BB’s sources revealing that the first BlackBerry10 smartphone could well be announced in mid-August. The device, previously rumored as BlackBerry London, will be touch-only, without the typical physical QWERTY keyboard. It will allegedly take until the first half of October for the handset to end on store shelves.
In other news, the first Bold-like full QWERTY BlackBerry 10 smartphone is expected to make an appearance in the first quarter of 2013. It’s not certain whether this will be the same slider device that rumors have singled out or whether it will be a totally different handset.
Hopefully, RIM will speak more about the upcoming platform at its BlackBerry World conference kicking off next week. We don’t expect to see an actual product get unveiled, but some more details about BlackBerry 10 would be more than welcome.
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*yawns* (Got ready to get thumbed down)
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 9:23 AM 8
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no, you get thumbs up.
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 9:48 AM 7
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lol, this is the part where RIM dies and s**t's themselves.
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 9:40 AM 6
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i think BB OS is doomed, hopeless and all qwerty portrait qwerty keyboards are cr*p. in short, BB is dead, gonna get an android/iphone instead. lol. Hurry RIM, it's not over! lower ur pride and let microsoft buy you or join the android army! your choice, suggestion tho, RIM, keep BBM and ur security stuff.
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 10:07 AM 3
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I wonder if RIM will exist by october O_o
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 9:41 AM 7
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I have my doubts. At some point, the customer flight will make the handset business non-sustainable. Whether the happens before they can release the new handsets, only time will tell. One thing is for sure, if the BB10 handsets are warmed-over versions of the current crop of handsets with a new OS, it will be time for RIM to get out of the handset business.
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 1:44 PM 0
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I have to agree with the above. RIM needs to come out strong with something interesting. At the very least something on-par with Android, iOS and Windows. This could absolutely be the death of RIM if they fail... its going to be a struggle to build consumer backing. I hope RIM succeeds! More competition will produce innovative ideas.
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 9:51 AM 10
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so they are alive? they are in a coma at most, and this isnt helping. while other OS's become more flexible and secure RIM is not becoming less complex or better looking. they need something fast....
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 10:28 AM 3
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Full QWERTY BlackBerry 10 smartphone with tiny 2 inch screen, 1000Mah battery, 1.2Ghz single core CPU and priced more than iphone and Samsung Galaxy S3.. lol Just like what they did with Bold 9900 :D
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 9:54 AM 6
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I think a Blackberry user thumbed you down...lol
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 10:54 AM 3
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A struggling company releasing a new version of a dated OS, around the same time that the iPhone 5 is speculated to launch...probably not the best idea the good people at RIM have had. They should have been aiming for mid year. Some where that they could get a month or two buffer between their release and the iPhones release
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 11:32 AM 0
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Okay you obviously just have no clue what you are talking about. The BB10 OS is a year old and is a ported version of the PlayBook OS. It is completely different than the current BBOS running on Java. Do your homework. Once this hits the market iOS will be the current oldest OS that will be widely used, and aged it has become.
posted on Jun 25, 2012, 9:56 PM 0
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They must join the Droid Army... Or die.
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 12:02 PM 3
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They will both die BB+NOKIA Is dieing both with outdated specs.
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 3:30 PM 0
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