1/5/2012 4:26:33 PM
RIM to showcase latest BlackBerry OS at MWC
RIM will be showcasing the latest iteration of its BlackBerry operating system at next month's Mobile World Congress, despite enabled phones not hitting the market until the final quarter of this year.
The trade fair takes place from 27 February until 1 March in Barcelona, Spain. A spokesperson for the device's manufacturer RIM said a team will 'be there in force'. She said: '2012 will be the year of BlackBerry 10 so we’ll be showcasing the capabilities of our future operating system as well demonstrating the power of BlackBerry 7, with a particular focus on NFC and BBM connected apps.'
The operating system will run on the next generation of BlackBerry smartphones but has been subject to delays. When the manufacturer announced its latest set of results last month, co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis said it was unlikely BlackBerry 10-enabled phones would hit the market until late 2012.
The manufacturer is under pressure with rumours circulating that co-founders Lazaridis and Balsillie will have to step down from their role as co-chairmen.