Firm will unveil first smartphones powered by operating system.
RIM has sent out invites for a January 30 event where it'll launch its forthcoming mobile operating system, BlackBerry 10.
The company invited select media outlets to to Pier 36 in New York City for the global unveiling of BlackBerry 10: "You can see it first." While it didn't reveal any further details on the event itself, the tagline reads: "Re-designed. Re-engineered. Re-invented."
January 30 is the date when BlackBerry 10 as an operating system launches worldwide, with RIM previously confirming that the date will also see the unveiling of the first smartphones powered by the platform. The Canadian firm recently released the first official teaser image of its upcoming handset.
One of the BlackBerry 10 handsets rumored to be in production is the L-Series, which was lately showcased in a batch of leaked images. The QWERTY model of the smartphone, meanwhile, is expected to launch during June.
That said, RIM has maintained that it's looking to release the first devices as soon as the operating system launches. "Details of the commercial availability for BlackBerry 10 will be announced at the global launch events on January 30. Our executives have made it clear that the touch screen device will be available shortly after launch with the physical keyboard version to follow shortly after that."