RIM’s CMO Frank Boulben reconfirmed some details about BlackBerry 10’s launch plan in an interview with Fierce Wireless. He confirmed what we know about two BlackBerry 10 models being announced on January 30th with one being all touch and the other being QWERTY. On top of that he once again said that there will be at least six BlackBerry 10 devices in 2013. These additional models will let RIM hit multiple price points from the top to the lower end markets to replace BlackBerry 7.
Another noteworthy mention was Boulben saying that RIM:
…does not have any exclusive relationships with carriers for BB10 in any markets, he said, and thus will be free to go after different market segments with its new platform and devices. "We intend over time as we transition the portfolio to have a full range of devices,"
On top of that Boulben said that BlackBerry 10 will launch with at least 70,000 apps. He also changed things up a bit by saying that RIM is targeting the top 600 apps in major markets (we previously hear 200) and that BlackBerry 10 will support roughly 90% of those apps!