RIM sets January 30, 2013 as BlackBerry 10 launch date

Jos

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Research In Motion has set a firm date for the launch of its next-generation BlackBerry 10 operating system. According to the announcement, the launch event will happen simultaneously in multiple countries around the world on January 30, 2013, and will...

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ikesmasher

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If worst comes to worst after this release, they can always switch to android from their own OS. that would at least keep them going. but whatever.
 

psycros

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If worst comes to worst after this release, they can always switch to android from their own OS. that would at least keep them going. but whatever.
I'm positive they've taken steps to make that a possible "plan B". Fusion, Android Player and other things point to it and its a wise move. The last thing RIM wants to do is paint itself into a corner. As someone who got into Blackberry for the keyboard and ergonomic form factor, I truly want to see them regain their former mojo. However, there's one huge obstacle that could derail all of their hard work, and that's pricing. RIM has always demanded too much for its top-end devices. If their BBOS 10 phones are priced higher than comparable Windows 8 units, RIM might as well pack it in.
 
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Ranger1st

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The original creators and board members were to blame for this, they sat on their self involved asses and for 4-5 years did nothing to improve the system but change the way you can scroll.. pathetic.
 

Rasta211

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If they wanted to create a truly unique piece of ****, BlackBerry 10 is it! The most expensive piece of **** money can buy!
 
The presentation would have been better without the goober stating how "amazing" it is, but I agree this may be too little too late for them. They buried themselves by staying quiet the past 4+ years doing nothing about their dwindling market share