Stay tuned: BlackBerry 10 launch

RIM's latest devices may not have been particularly hot, but all of this is soon going to change! At least, that's what the company wants us to believe now that we're counting the days until the official BlackBerry 10 presentation.

On January 30, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins will officially unveil the new BlackBerry 10 OS, as well as the first devices to utilize the platform, among which is the BlackBerry Z10 full touchscreen smartphone that we've seen leak several times. Thanks to these numerous leaks and small events where company officials revealed little details about about the platform, RIM has managed to generate a moderate buzz surrounding its anticipated new platform.

Will the real thing live up to these expectations? Will it manage to exceed them? We'll know all of this on January 30, starting at about 10AM Eastern Time (7AM PT, 3PM GMT). Stay with us, as we'll be bringing you all the details as soon as they come out, plus piles of complementary coverage that you surely don't want to miss!



1. MartianMe unregistered

i just taught of an idea.. how about blackberry with android os integrated ... that would be something :)

5. No_Nonsense unregistered

I really don't get why people like you want android on every darn phone? Nokia Lumia: get it with JB, BB Z10: get it with JB. We as consumers need choices and the better the competition among manufacturers, the better and cheaper products we as consumers get.

7. wendygarett unregistered

I think bb10 can receive 3rd party apps from Google play tho ...


Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

AGREE!!! RIM making the biggest mistake of century along with Nokia. IF RIM use Android they will success because..... First BB10 device ONLY DUAL CORE & 4", WHY? because BB10 were not prepared for 5" 1080p (FULL HD). If RIM goes to android route, they won't be bothered to support CHIPSET THAT WILL GIVE THEM 5" 1080p. In other words... going to Android route will let ANY phone company on the CUTTING EDGE!!!! Look at Nokia, Why WP8 fail??? Because it's only DUAL CORE and nokia try to sell their lumia 920 in quadcore price range... This is the same things that will make BB10 failllll.... Their Dual core device is only worth US$ 200 - US$ 300 IF on the right ecosystem. BB10 WILL BE DEAD ON ARRIVAL. It's a sure things. Those german dude has been lying and hyping about BB10

15. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Dude, please stop randomly capitalizing words as though it somehow proves your point. It really does not. For starters, not everyone wants a 5 inch screen. Some people want a compact device that is easily pocketable and can be used one handed without too much effort. A Full HD screen sure is nice in theory. In practical application though, can you tell the difference between a screen showing 355 and 441 ppi? Probably not. You mention Nokia as a failure. You see, your comparison here is flawed. It really isn't Android that is the success story. It's Samsung. Samsung is the only Android manufacturer making high profits everywhere outside of Asia. LG breaks even, while Motorola, HTC and Sony struggle to stay out of the red. You are getting way too hung up on meaningless phone specs that don't tell the whole story. I get it, you like Android and think it's the best. That's cool, a lot of people do and there are a ton of great points to support that line of thought. But letting yourself get so wrapped up in your fanboyism that you can't see ll of the cool things other platforms are doing will give you some terrible tunnel vision. Now I don't have a crystal ball, so I don't know whether or not BB10 will succeed. I certainly hope it does, as choice and competition is great for us as consumers. Having played with a Dev Alpha BB10 device, I think RIM has a great platform to work with, but that they really need to market it, get app developers excited, and show consumers that BB is cool again. I don't know if they can do it, but bringing them down just because they aren't your platform of choice doesn't benefit anyone.

20. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Apparently if you make sense, people thumbs you down.

24. BB10.the.looooosserr

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

When a regular user come into store, they will COMPARE what's in the store. Let say the user have US$ 700 in their hand, would he/she buy a quadcore, 1080p, 5" android phone or a 4" dual core BB10, in which if he opted for 4" dual core, he would be able to buy Samsung Galaxy SIII mini, for HALF the price of BB10, and it still be better. BECAUSE IT HAS PLAY STORE, compared to BB Pirate Store.

29. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Huh... If only iCould think of a single 4 inch, dual core phone that is a success. iWish that there was one out there. iDunno what to tell you,.

31. jeck77

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

LOL. Ignorant comment of the day. Thank you for this dose of stupidity.

38. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

but not all people like humongous screens even though it is 1080p, you wont really appreciate its beauty on such screen size, the one that deserve 1080p are the 10",9",8",7" tablets coz you will really appreciate its beauty with those screen size! and having 1080p videos on your phone will eat huge amount of memory! some of us would still prefer 720p,480p, and the trustie 360p coz they eat small amount of memory and you cannot really see the difference since you are using a phone screen size! thats why i think 1080p screen and 1080p videos make no sense if you put them on phones! nikolas stop being pathetic with new user everytime!

39. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

totally agree! you dont really see the difference on a 1080p on a regular screen (lets say 720p HD screen) some even say that the sreen size of 808 pureview are life-like than s3, its a symbian device with just nHD screen! all that matters is that it should have sunlight ligibility! and i really think 1080p screen and and 1080p videos on a phone is just stupid since you dont really need it! it drains the battery fast and also it take too much space in your memory (1080p videos)! and also the quadcore is just a commercial to magnet buyers! coz on day to day basis, you dont need one! you only need quadcores on a PC to perform better, but i compared a quadcore, single core and dual core, single core is not that good but dual core and quadcore performs almost similar and you dont even notice the difference! i just hate android fans here, they are really annoying as hell! and totally agree that android is not that a big success, its samsung since samsung hold the biggest market in android empire! the reason why bada before has a respectable market share coz it looks like an android coz of that touchwiz UI of samsung ( i see users and ask them if they know what is the OS on their phone, and they said android but its not, its a wave phone so its running bada)

17. wendygarett unregistered

Stop creating that much of account just to thumb us down Nikolas....

40. chezy

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

blackberry A series will be quad core. so your comment is a fail.

46. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

champ....quad core doesn't mean that this or that phone is in a premium league. Start thinking. It doesn't hurt unless your brain has been washed

37. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

that is disgusting! so you want to be like windows and intel playing monopoly on PC market again? RIM is giving a full blown and very awesome OS as an alternative! not even other linux are happy with android's monopoly the reason why other wants to make another OS that is very versatile like android namely sailfish and ubuntu and even webOS, while others go for the more advance like firefox and tizen with HTML5(i say advance since HTML5 is said to be the future of the web) so if you want a BlackBerry android, i'll discourage you since it wont happen! but dont worry, your android apps can be ported to BB10 so dont be sad about the ecosystem!

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

it already runs Android apps which are modified


Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

nobody cares....!!! It's not real as real Android

22. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Your exactly right. This will fail just like all the other blackberry's.

3. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

I really like the new platform and features. Let's just hope they release a phone with excellent specs soon!


Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Next iPhoneArea article: 4" DualCore Smartphone WAR: Samsung Galaxy SIII mini, Apple iPhone 5, BB Z10. DualCore Smartphone War: Samsung Galaxy Grand, Nokia Lumia 920, Apple iphone 5

4. MartianMe unregistered

right ,but imagen if they come up with one model fully android with their own skin, bbm, and all that s**t ... it would probably make em some cash.

6. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

The OS is really interesting, can't wait to see the full review on Phonearena :D


Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

This BB10 is DEAD ON ARRIVAL.... Well, not really..... pickapowerz will buy it, MC12345 will buy it... then.... it will be dead on arrival.... it's unattractive... no ecosystem.... only hype

9. No_Nonsense unregistered

Why don't you tell us the reason its crap rather than making statements like these with no proof? "Only hype", hype is what companies do before launching a new product, its not limited to just RIM. Or is this a new of trolling, that the eggbot employs in GSMArena?

23. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

You are right. I had a blackberry one time and I would NEVER EVER go back to another one. I don't care if they changed the operating system. There phones are garbage, app world is terrible.

41. chezy

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

and you and all the other haters are narrow minded fools

12. Sathishkumar.V

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I really like the Operating System of Blackberry. And eagerly waiting to see its specifications, features, price and its availability

14. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

i'm really excited for this product, my first impression when i heard about next BB OS is that it will suck and RIM would be bankrupt in the next 3 years. this might become the saving grace for RIM, they got the design right and the apps selection right, let's hope that they got the hardware right this time

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Welcome back black berry. Wish u the best of luck & too its fans

18. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I am really excited about BB10. And I'm a big Android fan. And I like that phone design. All I will say is the iPhone has some stiff competition out now: Android, WP, and I got a feeling BB is gonna make a big push now.

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