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First BlackBerry 10 Phones Set For February 2013 Launch

By - Source: Bloomberg | B 19 comments

Two handsets powered by operating system will be revealed on January 30.

RIM has said that it plans to release the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones shortly after the operating system's January 30, 2013 launch.

While Research in Motion doesn't expect the handsets to release through various carriers simultaneously, the launches should occur within 30 days of the aforementioned date, so says the firm's Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear.

The struggling company recently announced the release date for its forthcoming mobile operating system, with January 30 also due to see the unveiling of two BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

While official details have been scarce in regards to the devices powered by the platform, leaks have outed several BlackBerry 10 phones such as "Liverpool" and "London", as well as the high-powered Aristo.

BlackBerry 10 is currently being tested by over 50 carriers around the globe. The U.S. government also approved the OS for secure use in the region.

 

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    lpedraja2002 , November 15, 2012 3:54 AM
    Haven't seen a blackberry in quite a while. I wonder how far they've come since their little trackball phones.
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    iknowhowtofixit , November 15, 2012 4:44 AM
    OMG!!! This is the greatest thing since..........oh wait, nobody cares...
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    shqtth , November 15, 2012 5:39 AM
    iknowhowtofixitOMG!!! This is the greatest thing since..........oh wait, nobody cares...


    People who hates Apple and Android cares
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    doive1231 , November 15, 2012 6:38 AM
    Just in time for Christmas. Oh.
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    icemunk , November 15, 2012 7:41 AM
    Nice. I can't wait to see the quad-core 1.5ghz with 2GB ram and a 4.65" screen. That'll be a beast. Plus Blackberry quality, a nice new OS, and for those who like to complain about apps.. yes, you convert and use some android apps.
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    Thomas Creel , November 15, 2012 8:19 AM
    What is a blackberry? never heard of that
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    Anonymous , November 15, 2012 9:16 AM
    It's B L A C K B E R R Y product announcement. Fanbois: vade retro!
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    X-Nemesis , November 15, 2012 10:13 AM
    32GB internal storage should be to defacto norm for all smartphone's nowadays. No more 8, 16.
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    southernshark , November 15, 2012 11:27 AM
    shqtthPeople who hates Apple and Android cares



    Yeah but most of us want Windows Phones.
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    schnitter , November 15, 2012 11:52 AM
    The sooner this thing gets released, the sooner the company will die. Shame they didn't innovate when they should have, too late for them. My next device will sure be a Windows 8 phone (once a thin and sleek looking one comes out since Nokia achieved sleek, but thick due to amazing camera).
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    benji720 , November 15, 2012 12:55 PM
    More competition is always a good thing, and personally I still use my Pearl 3g. It's the most typeable phone keyboard I've ever found and seeing is how my business is almost all email, it's ideal for me. I imagine there are other people in the same boat.
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    rushfan , November 15, 2012 12:58 PM
    Thomas CreelWhat is a blackberry? never heard of that


    That's weird. There are 80 MILLION of them in use today. Odd that you haven't seen a couple of thousand of them by now.
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    rushfan , November 15, 2012 1:06 PM
    doive1231Just in time for Christmas. Oh.


    Christmas is a time for receiving toys.

    Holidays are over in January and people get back to work. Perfect time for the launch of device that helps people to get things DONE.
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    rushfan , November 15, 2012 1:11 PM
    SchnitterThe sooner this thing gets released, the sooner the company will die. Shame they didn't innovate when they should have, too late for them.


    Yeah, it's a real shame. I remember when the same thing happened to Apple in the 90's and they folded. Can you imagine what it might have been like had Apple managed a comeback?
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    Northwestern , November 15, 2012 1:51 PM
    iknowhowtofixitOMG!!! This is the greatest thing since..........oh wait, nobody cares...

    -Raises Hand-

    I care.
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    shqtth , November 15, 2012 3:53 PM
    southernsharkYeah but most of us want Windows Phones.

    iknowhowtofixitOMG!!! This is the greatest thing since..........oh wait, nobody cares...


    People who hates Apple and Android cares
    Ya me too. So it depends who my carrier uses for devices :( 


    But I am already happy with my playbook. And I have given up on WebOS
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    husker , November 15, 2012 4:10 PM
    Many people fail to see what Blackberry brings to the table. Let me educate them: SECURITY. Of course, many people do not care about security until it is too late.
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    dark_lord69 , November 15, 2012 4:58 PM
    I actually like my Blackberry 9810. I've got a 32 GB card installed so it holds all of the music and porn I want on my phone.
    I do wish it had better games and a few more apps that you see on the Apple and Android phones but other than that I have no complaints.

    RIM is gonna go down in flames if Blackberry 10 doesn't do something to attract more customers.
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    iam2thecrowe , November 19, 2012 7:17 AM
    its a business phone, we use older versions of them for work. They are robust, and can be locked down from a business point of view so employees cant install things/acces websites etc unless authorised. Businesses that give people iphones should be shot on site, they are a toy, not for business.