RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 phone release date pegged for October

RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 phone release date pegged for October
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.

source: N4BB

RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 phone release date pegged for October

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40 Comments

1. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

*yawns* (Got ready to get thumbed down)

4. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

no, you get thumbs up.

11. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Thanks ;)

22. Lousclues

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

You two should go on a date.

32. KOUROS

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

Yea true. really.

2. jakoviac

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

lol, this is the part where RIM dies and s**t's themselves.

9. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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.

19. android_sucks

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

Android army?!!!! Really?!!!! It sucks way more than BB!!!

33. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Because Android is totally the least used mobile OS in the world? When the most people use it, it should tell you something about the OS

29. KOUROS

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

Poor rim and nokia. Bye bye

3. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

I wonder if RIM will exist by october O_o

24. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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.

5. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Research in s**t. >> RIS

6. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

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.

8. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

lol they just cant, that RIM. Wait and see this phone will not have screen bigger than 2 inch and a single core CPU and they are gonna price it more than the Galaxy S3, iPhone and Xperia's

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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....

7. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

12. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

I think a Blackberry user thumbed you down...lol

13. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

A blackberry user thumbed you down too lol

31. KOUROS

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

Its fandroids.

14. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

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

40. axllebeer

Posts: 271; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

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.

15. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

RIM's last stand...

30. KOUROS

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

Is done and dustead.

16. CellieCell

Posts: 150; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

I wonder if BB would start making windows phones like Nokia? or Android, since the play book already runs android apps.

17. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

They must join the Droid Army... Or die.

20. android_sucks

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

Typical Droid Drone!!!!!

28. KOUROS

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

They will both die BB+NOKIA Is dieing both with outdated specs.

37. MobileCellularSolutions1

Posts: 3; Member since: May 07, 2012

Im sure you was bottom of your class.. Dying not dieing. BB are for business users not Muppets with your mentality.

18. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

With most phones now at quad core, RIM is just done.

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