11/12/2012 12:15:36 PM
RIM to reveal new BB10 OS and smartphones in January event
BlackBerry will unveil its long-awaited BB10 operating system at an event on 30 January next year.
The manufacturer will also showcase the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones at events which will be held globally. The operating system is seen as critical as the one time smartphone pioneer tries to recover from heavy losses and plummeting marketshare.
BlackBerry said more details about the smartphones and their availability will be announced at the event. The new devices will be launched during the first quarter of 2013. Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins said: '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.
'Thanks to our strong partnerships with global carriers and a growing ecosystem of developers, we believe our customers will have the best experience possible with BlackBerry 10. We are looking forward to getting BlackBerry 10 in the hands of our customers around the world.'
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