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


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40 Comments

39. bhelne01

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

Im looking forward to the new blackberry os everyone is giving blackberry a bad rap but blackberry is the original business phone i will be waiting for it

36. MobileCellularSolutions1

Posts: 3; Member since: May 07, 2012

Most of you moaning about Blackberry are seriously confused. You have knocked RIM and slandered its Good name because There Network failed once in how many years. The Blackberry is a Business phone not meant for gaming and silly useless apps. If you wanna be a spanner then buy an android or be a muppet buy an iPhone. Blackberry works like a PC with Instant messaging brought out along time before iMessage on iPhone. You all think that these other smart phones are better but there are in forums as many complaints about them as there are about BB. BB brought these systems out and Android as just copied from iPhone and basically robbing each others ideas.. every muppet on the planet is making apps that dont work and charging 69p to £25 for them.. Ok the black market also offers useless apps too that cause software issues. Slow GPS and mess around with the phones Firmware. The iphones crash overheat and catch fire bad reception on all UK networks by 3UK. Android phones go white screen lock up and sometimes very poor on signal no matter the network you use. Blackberry well better battery life. Apps are business based and ideal for the business user. Battery life even when in serious use out stands hands down over all the smartphones. There not a toy and shouldnt be in the hands of gamers or kids. 99% of people moaning when the RIM system failed was kids because they couldnt use BBM oh what a shame it was ONLY for 3 days. Give RIM abreak. This new Blackberry 10 looks great with a good spec I know when its launched in October 2012 I will certainly be on the waiting list, Im sure RIM as gone out of its way to ensure this phone will be a major league winner against the iPhone and other smart phones. I work with Mobile phones and seen so many come in faulty The blackberry phones mainly come back with broken screens and housing. faulty batteries which is no biggy for saying there in the hands of adults not kids who think they work in the bath or washing machines. They dont cost the earth to repair. unlike a complete strip down for an apple phone or in the case of some samsungs £70 for an LCD in the hands of kids becomes a very expensive luxury they cant afford. :) For the Record Nokia failed because of Symbian OS No one liked it. It wasnt user friendly. Instead of booting them on Android 4years ago some muppet said lets put windows on them .. Another crash and burn OS I will admit I Like android but has its floors but like Blackberry 7 OS better floorless software no crashing or glitches. No signal or battery issues. :) Blackberry ( WINNER ) Android ( Runner Up ) iPhone ( LOST )

38. Tymora79

Posts: 1; Member since: May 16, 2012

I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees this. I've had my hands on more than one android phone and even went to the iPhone 4s for a quick minute. I went right back the BB Torch. I don't use it for business but the only thing I'm really missing out on is Words With Friends and the Ugly Scanner...boo hoo. Its worth it to not have to restart my phone every 5 mins like my android-using friends or not be able transfer my media like when I had the iPhone. I also don't have to recharge my phone 3 times a day anymore. I think iPhones are nothing but status symbols that people only get because that's what the "cool kids" are doing. None of the high selling phones do anything spectacular other than offer more apps. I was disappointed after all the hype by all the things iPhone couldn't do. I control my devices, not vice versa. If I want to print my pictures off I kiosk at walmart, that is my choice, not Apple's. And why exactly do I need to load a song into icloud before I can put it on my phone? And why can I not choose to view full websites instead of mobile versions? My "inferrior" Blackberry allows it. Other than crashing issues I don't see too many problems with android but iphone is garbage. I'm excited to try out the new Blackberry 10 phones.

35. clive48

Posts: 1; Member since: May 04, 2012

Only way out for BB is to comeout with a new formfactor. Something like Samsung Galaxy Note 5" screen is what can do the trick. I shifted from BB to Samsung due to sheer screen size. Samsung Note sucks, interfcae is pathetic & poor battery life. But I love the big screen which shows all my mails in full rather than scrolling on atiny BB screen. BB - still time is there to come out with a large screen device...Nano devices wont work.

26. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

RIM's pride went up a little too high, they started slacking off when it comes to innovation, and now their going down the drain. RIM is done, the most that can happen right now is that someone buys them out. Or perhaps BB10 will give them a huge comeback, though HIGHLY unlikely, it could happen. If they would release it earlier, it is more likely they could come back

25. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

That's way too long for RIM to try and keep itself continuing on.

23. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

RIM kind of remind me of the Windows Mobile. Because the Blackerry OS feels like something from the past

21. ilia1986 unregistered

This looks a lot like Android.. which isn't bad, of course.. but. Seriously, RIM? Seriously? Ship yet another proprietary platform in half a year? That's the best you can do? You could resurrect WebOS, made it run Android apps, and have a chance to leave a dent in the universe, not to mention get out of your grave..

18. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

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

27. KOUROS

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

Yea with along nokia.

34. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

By that logic, is Apple too?

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.

16. CellieCell

Posts: 156; 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.

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.

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: 272; 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.

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.

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....

5. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Research in s**t. >> RIS

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.

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