BlackBerry 10 Launch Event Officially Set for January 30th, 2013! (Two Devices)

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RIM just gave us some great news this morning. They have set the date for the official launch event/party for BlackBerry 10. They said it will happen simultaneously in multiple countries around the world and will launch both BlackBerry 10 along with TWO BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Now if only we could fast forward…! Check out the official announcement below:

BlackBerry 10 Launch Event to be Held on January 30th, 2013

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Nov. 12, 2012) – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) announced today that it will hold its BlackBerry(R) 10 launch event on January 30th, 2013. The event will happen simultaneously in multiple countries around the world. This day will mark the official launch of its new platform – BlackBerry 10, as well as the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Details on the smartphones and their availability will be announced at the event.
"In building BlackBerry 10, we set out to create a truly unique mobile computing experience that constantly adapts to your needs. Our team has been working tirelessly to bring our customers innovative features combined with a best in class browser, a rich application ecosystem, and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities. All of this will be integrated into a user experience – the BlackBerry Flow – that is unlike any smartphone on the market today," said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of Research In Motion. "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. We are looking forward to getting BlackBerry 10 in the hands of our customers around the world."

BlackBerry 10 will offer a large catalog of the leading applications from across the globe and across all categories, including Games, Productivity, Social, Lifestyle and Leisure, Multimedia and Published Content, as well as applications designed for business and enterprise use.
The BlackBerry(R) 10 platform has recently achieved FIPS 140-2 certification, which means that government agencies will be able to deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Service 10 as soon as it is available. This marks the first time BlackBerry products have been certified ahead of their launch. In addition, RIM recently announced that BlackBerry 10 smartphones have now entered more than 50 carrier labs with many more entries expected in the coming weeks.

Some key features of the new BlackBerry 10 devices already unveiled recently include:

BlackBerry Flow and BlackBerry Hub
BlackBerry(R) Flow is a new user experience that allows seamless navigation across open applications and the BlackBerry(R) Hub. All messages, notifications, feeds, and calendar events come into the BlackBerry Hub and no matter what the user is doing with the device, with a simple gesture, they can peek into the Hub at any time.

BlackBerry Keyboard
The BlackBerry Keyboard learns how you write and adapts to how you type so you can write faster and more accurately, giving you the kind of legendary typing experience that only BlackBerry can deliver.

BlackBerry Balance
BlackBerry(R) Balance(TM) offers the most elegant way to satisfy both customer and corporate needs without compromising on either. With BlackBerry Balance, personal apps and information are kept separate from work data, and the customer can switch from their personal to work profile with a simple gesture. The work profile is fully encrypted and secure, enabling organizations to protect their content and applications, while at the same time letting customers get the most out of their smartphone for their personal use.

Details about BlackBerry 10 can be found at: www.blackberry.com/blackberry10

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  1. I wonder when the phones will actually be available though? The launch could be weeks ahead of availability.

    Still positive – 2 months and change till the pain is over.

  2. Awesome news! Looking forward to hearing more details on locations.

  3. Canada first, the the rest of the world usually a month later…

  4. I agree, definitely awesome news, I’m just hoping that they have arriving in stores within 2 weeks of that. Like Feb 10, perhaps. If they have the launch and then it takes time (like more than a month) before they are in stores, you lose a bit of momentum. If I recall, the iPad mini was being shipped within 6 weeks of the announcements, that would be the absolute longest in my opinion, but I still want RIM to beat that.

    • I’m certain they will be a couple of weeks at the most. Developers of BlackBerry 10 apps will want to start making $$$!

  5. Woke up to this news…and what great news it is. Wasn’t expecting this annoucement til at least the end of the year.

    Here’s to hoping RIM will have an out of this universe marketing campaign, including taking advantage of the upcoming Super Bowl.

  6. Been too long already… I’ve just switch to Android…

  7. I’m hoping it is available right after Super Bowl.

  8. Didn’t they have launch parties after the Playbook a day or two before the “official” release? I vaguely remembered something like that. Maybe it’s going to be the same for the phones. Do the launch parties and the phones are available within 7-10 days.

  9. Good news for sure

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