After months of speculation, Research In Motion has confirmed Jan. 30, 2013 as the launch date for its next-generation BlackBerry 10 platform. The company says it'll launch the platform itself, as well as the first two smartphones based on it, during simultaneous events scheduled around the world.
The announcement comes just over a month after Jefferies analyst Peter Misek published a research note saying the launch would likely happen in March, and confirms RIM's long-held message that the new devices would bow sometime in the first quarter.
"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," RIM's CEO Thorsten Heins said in a statement. "We are looking forward to getting BlackBerry 10 in the hands of our customers around the world."
Just in time
That delivery can't come soon enough for RIM, as its very future depends on a successful launch. The new platformRead More »from BlackBerry 10 launch date confirmed