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!

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46 Comments

45. Siaw_Yong

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 09, 2012

It's a new start for blackberry and I'm a blackberry user for 2 years now. I hate my bold 9780 but this new blackberry is something else. Not just a new way to interact with out phone but also the smoothness of the OS. If this thing come at a budget price, I'll definetly buy it ;)

43. Crowsticks

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

bet they'll get sued by Apple cuz it looks kinda like an iPhone5 .... >.>

42. jrparnell1977

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

You know, all of these other fanboys are showing how uneducated and stupid they really are. I have Android, but I'm not bashing BB10 or the specs. You don't know if it is going to succeed or not, so shut the heck up and see first. Oh and learn to spell before you go bashing others. I can tell a lot of you are from overseas by your grammar.

44. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

oh so you think americans are the best in grammar?

33. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Some of us were talking about BB10 today. Ppl are actually excited about it. One was a iPhone user.... They said BB is their first love....and they may be switching back. I really think BB has a hit on their hands. I know when I first saw the Playbook...many of us were wondering when that OS was gonna make it to phones. Like when many saw Honeycomb for the first time...many wondered when it was coming to phones. It came in the form of ICS...and its the best version of Android to date. I have a feeling BB10 will be the same thing. I dont know why the earlier QNX based version didnt take off. But this looks even better.

34. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

honeycomb is a complete flop! but the playbook is a complete flop as well BUT it just flop coz of the pricing! i think if RIM price it on a competitive price like $250 it will be a hit and im pretty sure RIM wont be really on big trouble...

32. elirev4

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

This OS seems pretty boring...

35. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

tell that to iOS but not to this one!

28. MobileMac unregistered

Also, the Lumia did not price itself at a quad core price. From the outset they were at $100 with a free charging mat.

27. MobileMac unregistered

BB10 runs on top of QNX. It is a unix type of OS. The difference between Android and BB10 is that Android runs the OS as a single process. QNX runs the os at the core and the applications as processes. So if a process acts up, it just turns it off. You may not need a quad core processor for it to work smoothly. As for chosing this OS, the os runs military tanks and medical equipment. They didn't just pick something off the shelf. With that said, BB10 looks cool, looks fresh and may soon over run Windows. It will take a long time if ever to catch Android or IOS. If they want to compete, they need to have apps, eco-system and battery life to make it. Well, two more days and we shall see if they show us something we don't seem to know already.

30. jellmoo

Posts: 2689; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Incredibly well said. RIM has a platform with a ton of potential, it will take time to see if they are capable of fully realizing it.

36. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

the ecosystem is at good start, 70,000 and more..apps is not that a big problem coz devs of iOS and android wont have a problem to port it on BB10, Batter life isnt a problem too, even old BB is know for battery efficiency, but this is a different OS so its a complete different story, so we'll still see what its gonna be!

26. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Better than the iphone launch

25. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Pathetic not every thing has to run android to be a success and I would hate to see this company do so I prefer that there should be as much compitition as possible I want each company let alone os to actually fight for my money

21. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Hopefully they will announce they will close the doors! This will be another failed product.

19. jonartpop

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

The design is just beautiful. I really really hope the battery will last longer.

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.

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

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

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

8. lenovo.almost.die.by.bb

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

6. uchihakurtz

Posts: 429; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

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.

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! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzxQ2YUjk50

13. bb10.is.a.junk

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

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

it already runs Android apps which are modified

11. bb10.is.a.junk

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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

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