RIM sets January 30, 2013 as BlackBerry 10 launch date

By Jos ยท 8 replies
Nov 12, 2012
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  1. 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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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,996   +1,317

    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.
  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,867   +1,287

    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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  4. j05hh

    j05hh TS Booster Posts: 156   +34

    Too little too late.
  5. AccordXTC

    AccordXTC TS Rookie Posts: 23   +12

    RIM Sets Death of RIM date January 30, 2013. To little too late is right
  6. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

    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.
  7. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 285   +33

    So what innovation did rim come up this time? 3D keyboard? :p
  8. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Booster Posts: 215   +32

    If they wanted to create a truly unique piece of ****, BlackBerry 10 is it! The most expensive piece of **** money can buy!
  9. Schwalbe

    Schwalbe TS Rookie

    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

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