BlackBerry 10 set for January 2013 launch
No BlackBerry 10 phones in 2012 but the new-look devices and operating system will arrive in the new year.
BlackBerry 10 is about to enter the fray in the smartphone wars.
BlackBerry used to be the toast of the texting world but of late it’s been losing ground to iPhone and Android devices.
So there’s a lot riding on the release of its all-new BlackBerry 10 OS and range of phones.
We’ve already had a sneak peek at the early BB10 software at its developers conference, but now more details have leaked about the upcoming 2013 phones.
As many as seven devices could hit the shelves over 2013, with at least three dead-certs:
- The BlackBerry London (L-series) is a full-touchscreen phone and is just 5.5mm thin
- The BlackBerry Nevada (N-series) is a traditional QWERTY-based keypad smartphone
- Finally we have the BlackBerry Blackforest 10-inch tablet
The two BlackBerry 10 phones will launch first in January with the tablet arriving towards the end of summer 2013.
RIM’s chief marketing officer Frank Boulben revealed that while the devices will remain under lock and key, the company will be revealing more about the new BlackBerry 10 software before the end of the year.
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