Tuesday, 13 November 2012

RIM To Launch Blackberry 10 On January 30, 2013

After Some delay, finally Research In Motion(RIM) announced January 30 as the date when it will launch its next-gen BlackBerry 10 smartphone operating system. The company will hold multiple events across the world on January 30 where it will share more details of the operating system and device availability. BB10 was first supposed to launch in early 2012 after RIM acquired QNX platform to overhaul BlackBerry OS and make it competitive to Android and iOS. However, the software integration took much longer than expected, especially the integration of BlackBerry Messenger and enterprise email services.

In building BlackBerry 10, we set out to create a truly unique mobile computing experience that constantly adapts to your needs. Our team has been working tirelessly to bring our customers innovative features combined with a best in class browser, a rich application ecosystem, and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities. All of this will be integrated into a user experience – the BlackBerry Flow – that is unlike any smartphone on the market today,” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of Research In Motion.

 “Over the past several weeks, RIM’s software development teams have made major progress in the  development of key features for the BlackBerry 10 platform;  however, the integration of these features and the associated large volume of code into the platform has proven to be more time consuming than anticipated.  As a result, the Company now expects to launch the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones in market in Q1 of calendar 2013,” RIM said in a statement in June.

During this period, RIM has shown off the new features of BlackBerry 10 to developers and carriers globally. BlackBerry 10 is a make-or-break deal for the Canadian smartphone vendor as its dominance in the enterprise segment is waning as more corporates are deploying iOS and Android. 

As reported earlier, the BlackBerry 10 platform has recently achieved FIPS 140-2 certification, which means that government agencies will be able to deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 as soon as it is available.

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