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BlackBerry 10 Devices Will Be Available Within 30 Days of Launch Event


For the longest time, the only official timeline RIM would give us for BlackBerry 10 devices was Q1 2013. Since then we have heard that there will be coordinated launch events all over the world on January 30th. The latest news from RIM’s COO Kristian Tear is that we will finally get our grubby hands on BB10 devices within 30 days of the unveiling. Tear also mentioned that it will be a progressive rollout worldwide, rather than a simultaneous release.

That gives RIM a very comfy cushion extending all the way to March 11, 2013, to get the full touch and qwerty devices out to the masses. This announcement is well timed as RIM is making an effort to keep up interest in BlackBerry 10 to try to convince users to hold off on those upgrades.

I’m hoping the 30 day cushion is more of a safety net, rather than a goal. We shall see.

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  1. Am I the only one that thought the January 30th Launch was an actual rollout with devices available then? The up to 30 days after is going to seem like another delay to RIM’s detractors.

  2. @Jay, yes I too am hoping it less than 30 days, like Feb 10, but if not, get them out at least by the end of Feb, not March xx, end of Feb. Make a deadline for once and give your customers a pleasant surprise. But good for them for answering the question.

    @RedNight the ipad mini was being shipped 6 weeks after announcement if I recall so I don’t think 30 days is unreasonable but you are right, RIM simply doesn’t have goodwill working for them that Apple has or the blind loyalty so they absolutely need to clamp down, address or eliminate any opportunities there are anyone to say “look we told you so”

  3. So now we are talking end of Feb. before any devices actually roll out?

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