11/1/2012 10:32:45 AM
More than 50 operators begin testing BB10 devices
Research in Motion has said it is on course for launching its new BB10 handsets during the first quarter of next year, with more than 50 operators testing the devices.
CEO Thorsten Heins said he has been visiting operator partners around the world to showcase the features of the BlackBerry 10 platform and plans for its launch, which is seen as critical for the future of the one-time smartphone pioneer. He said: 'Their response has been tremendous. They are excited about the prospect of launching BlackBerry 10 in their markets. Our respective teams are now engaged on the technical and commercial preparation of the launch of BlackBerry 10 and the lab entry is an important milestone in that context.'
The maufacturer has been holding a series of app workshops for both enterprise and consumer developers in recent weeks as it looks to build the ecosystem for the OS.
Heins added: 'The hard work will not stop here as we build towards launch. Our developer teams are continuing to generate momentum to bring a wealth of applications to BlackBerry 10, our enterprise teams have started to present BlackBerry 10 devices and services to our business customers, and our engineers are fully mobilized to ensure that BlackBerry 10 launches flawlessly in the first quarter of 2013.'
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