The Wall Street Journal is the latest media outlet to inter view RIM’s CEO, Thorsten Heins. In this interview, Heins releases some of the best information yet on BlackBerry 10. Heins told WSJ that the first two BlackBerry 10 devices are almost complete and ready for the carrier preview. Heins states that “The physical shape and feel of the new phones is finished and the software nearly complete” and “We’re nearing the finish line.” For the next five weeks, RIM plans to take these two “Carrier Preview” devices on a world tour to get all the carriers on-board for a global BlackBerry 10 launch. The two devices RIM will be showing include the full-touchscreen device and the keyboard/touchscreen hybrid.
In addition to the news of the first to BlackBerry 10 devices being almost complete, Heins revealed some further information about the future of BlackBerry 10. The BlackBerry 10 lineup is being designed as a collection of six devices. There will be three device categories (high-end, mid-range, entry-level) and each category will have two models (full-touchscreen and keyboard/touchscreen hybrid). RIM is starting with the two high-end devices and will be working their way down throughout the year. Additionally, Heins has confirmed that one of BlackBerry user’s favorite features, the removable and replaceable battery, will be a feature that’s present in BlackBerry 10 phones.
Source : The Wall Street Journal