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RIM To Hold BlackBerry 10 Launch Event On January 30, 2013

Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of Research In Motion, has today announced in a press release that the company is going to hold the BlackBerry 10 launch event on January 30, 2013. The event is set to take place in multiple countries around the globe, where new BlackBerry smartphones and their availability will be revealed.

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RIM’s highly anticipated BlackBerry 10 is expected to to offer exciting new features like BlackBerry Flow, BlackBerry  Hub, BlackBerry  Balance and the iconic BlackBerry Keyboard, in addition to a large catalog of leading apps from across the globe.

Here’s the official announcement:

“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,” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of Research In Motion. “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.”

So, who’s excited for BlackBerry 10? 

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  • crosseyed_mofo

    january 30th? great timing, its when most people have extra money to burn

  • cjaxx

    I just hope it encourages Apple to revise and refresh IOS. Just the way you wake up the BB10 suggests a better way… IOS could drop the Click button-Slide to Unlock and figure out another way. Or more direct access to things you turn on and off inside the settings, for instance.

  • Mark

    Maybe it’s just me, but the phrase, “Details on the smartphones and their AVAILABILITY will be announced at the event”, suggests to me that this is just another interim step. I know, I know… when Apple announcing something new, it isn’t always available at that moment. But, based on BB’s recent history with vaporware, and the fact that the word “availability” is included in the press release, I’m thinking they may just be using this event to keep some sort of forward looking momentum going, and the devices may still be 2 or 3 months away from the date of the event. Time will tell (not that I really care).

  • Jonathan W.

    As a Canadian, I hope this does well.

  • excaliburca

    I actually am excited. Can’t wait to replace my current BB.

  • tim

    time to buy rim stocks?

  • Farids

    RIM announced the government can immediately take advantage of the new OS 10 and its security on the day of announcement. As for the phone, there are 3 models. The one replacing the Curve, Keyboard baring models, has a 720×720 AMOLED display. The touch screen flagship is called Aristo (Arista in some websites). It’s got a 1080 Full HD AMOLED display, quad-core Krait CPU running at 1.5 Gigahertz (1.7 Gigahertz in single core mode), Qualcomm chipset, the same modem as iPhone 5, 2 Gig RAM, 16 Gig storage with microSD slot for memory upgrades, micro USB connectivity and micro HDMI video output.

  • FragilityG4

    Yet they’ll only sell a handful because of all the delays and people have signed contracts to better phones …

  • Farids

    True. As good as this phone maybe, or BB10, it’s hard to get the previous customers to come back. Especially, enterprise users and government branches. The road is going to be hard, and the trip back up, very slow.

  • Mark

    Where did you get your information about the government using 10 on the day of the announcement – and that there will be 3 models of phones? That contradicts the official announcement.

  • Farids

    Numerous websites. I’ll give you two examples: gsmarena dot com and crackberry dot com. They both have the security certification news on the first page In news. For Aristo specs, in Crackberry, do a search for Aristo. There’s plenty of info. Both from developers forums using the phone for development and security certification announcement.

  • Farids

    Rapidberry dot net also has a very long article about Aristo. Specs in detail. Enjoy :-)

  • batdude

    Contract smontract. Sell your phone on ebay and buy the blackberry 10.

  • batdude

    Awesome news! Anyone want to buy a slightly used GS3?

  • FragilityG4

    No thank you. I very much like my iPhone 5.

  • Vikram662

    I hope it does awesome. I want all phone makers to be making kick ass phones so I have lots of awesome choices to pick from. I have no idea why anyone would want it any other way…