BlackBerry 10 launch confirmed for 30 January 2013

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rim-logo-thumb.jpgRIM have finally confirmed January 30th 2013 as the long-awaited launch date for BlackBerry 10, the company’s next-generation smartphone operating system.

Billed as the launch that will boost RIM’s smartphone fortunes in the wake of the rise of iOS and Android devices, previews of the touch-focussed OS have garnered positive early responses from experts.

“In building BlackBerry 10, we set out to create a truly unique mobile computing experience that constantly adapts to your needs,” said Thorsten Heins, CEO, RIM.

“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.”

The BlackBerry 10 launch will include simultaneous events around the world, with RIM also using the occasion to reveal the launch information and availability of the first two BB10 packing Blackberry handsets.

We’ll keep you posted with more details on the event as we get them.

Gerald Lynch