RIM to lead on touch screen device to win over doubters

RIM to lead on touch screen device to win over doubters

Research In Motion will unveil two new products at 3pm tomorrow to mark the arrival of its BB10 operating system (30 January).

The manufacturer is tipped to launch a touchscreen device first - rumoured to be called the Z10 - followed by a QWERTY product soon after.

The anticipated move is viewed as a bold step to convince the market that it can handle the touchscreen form factor.

The manufacturer will unveil the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones during a global webcast at New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Dubai, Johannesburg, Jakarta, and Delhi.

The operating system is viewed as a make or break development for RIM, which has seen its market share crumble due to the rise of Android devices, and the ongoing success of Apple.

RIM is promising a device 'unlike any smartphone on the market today'. 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.'


Editor: Graeme Neill

Written by Mobile Today
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