4:39 pm on Nov 13, 2012 |
*Update (5:20EST): RIM’s COO has confirmed the February launch date for BlackBerry 10 devices. She is quoted with saying that RIM will begin selling devices ” within 30 days” of the January 30th launch event for the BlackBerry 10 Operating System. There’s no word on what carriers or countries will get the devices first, only that they will start coming out in February.**
Yesterday RIM set the date for the official launch of the BlackBerry 10 Operating System. We brought you the story yesterday and I was sure to include the fact that devices would be announced on that day but not launched until later. Now, in an interview with Reuters, RIM is confirming the fact that BlackBerry 10 devices will not be launching on January 30th. A RIM spokesperson has stated that “new BlackBerry 10 devices will be 100 percent ready for the January 30 launch and available in stores not too long after.”
So what does this mean for the January 30th BlackBerry 10 launch date and the devices that will be running the software? I believe that BlackBerry 10 and the first devices are close, but not quite ready for distribution. That’s why RIM is choosing to “launch” BlackBerry 10 on January 30th and then hold off on the launch of devices. My guess is that we will see the OS and accompanying ecosystem unveiled in full at the event and then a device release starting in February and continuing over the next few months around the world. We’ll let you know as we hear more, but only time will tell exactly what RIM has in store for 2013.
9:56 am on Nov 12, 2012 |
RIM has just shaken up an otherwise mundane Monday morning with a big news release. BlackBerry 10 has been officially announced for launch on January 30, 2013. This will be a worldwide launch with events happening in multiple countries and locations around the world at the same time. RIM also plans to debut the first two BlackBerry 10 devices on that day, with launch date and carrier information on these devices coming then, as well. From the looks of things, this will only be the launch of the BlackBerry 10 OS, and the devices will be releasing later in February. The full release from RIM, containing all the specifics on the launch and BlackBerry 10, starts below and continues past the break.
BlackBerry 10 Launch Event to be Held on January 30th, 2013
Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) announced today that it will hold its BlackBerry® 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.
1:34 pm on Nov 8, 2012 |
RIM has put out some news today regarding the data security clearances that will be coming with BlackBerry 10. They are announcing that BlackBerry 10, when it finally launches in Q1 2013, will be officially FIPS certified? What does this mean, exactly? It means that BlackBerry 10 devices will carry on with the secure history that BlackBerry is known for and can continue to be used in governments around the world for secure communications.
This is great new for RIM and provides them a leg up on other mobile manufacturers who haven’t gone after FIPS certification for their devices. The one caveat to all this is that many governments are loosening the security requirements to allow a wider range of devices in. Here’s to hoping that FIPS certification and the BlackBerry Fusion solutions are enough to help RIM win back all the lost government and enterprise contracts when BlackBerry 10 launches. The full FIPS Press Release from RIM is available after the break.
3:37 pm on Nov 6, 2012 |
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8:11 am on Nov 1, 2012 |
BlackBerry 10 devices have officially entered carrier lab testing and that means the number of device leaks will begin to go up exponentially. Since the devices have entered carrier testing, the image above is our first glimpse at the finished product that is BlackBerry 10. The device pictured above is currently going by the name L-Series; however, RIM hasn’t officially released a name or any official information on this first BlackBerry 10 full-touchscreen device.
As we can see in the image above, the first BlackBerry 10 device will look almost identical to the BlackBerry Dev Alpha B from the front. There will be some embellishments on the rear of the device and the BlackBerry logo will be placed squarely on the chin of the device, just below the display. This is the first time we’re getting a solid look at the finished product, including the lockscreen. It’s looking pretty good and it won’t be long till we can have it. Only 2 more months till January, when the 3-month window for launch opens up.
Source : N4BB
2:43 pm on Oct 31, 2012 |
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins penned a statement, which he released today, letting everyone know how the progress on BlackBerry 10 was coming along. In his statement, he made two big confirmations. First, BlackBerry 10 is entering carrier labs for approval. Second, BlackBerry 10 is on track and will be launching in Q1 of 2013. Here’s the full text of his statement:
“I’m very pleased to confirm that we have passed a critical milestone in the development of our brand new mobile computing platform, BlackBerry 10. In the last week, BlackBerry 10 achieved Lab Entry with more than 50 carriers – a key step in our preparedness for the launch of BlackBerry 10 in the first quarter of 2013. We made this commitment during our recent results conference call and we have delivered. This process will continue in the coming months as more carriers around the world formally evaluate the devices and our brand new software.
I have spent the last several weeks on the road visiting with carrier partners around the world to show them the BlackBerry 10 platform and to share with them our plans for launch. Their response has been tremendous. They are excited about the prospect of launching BlackBerry 10 in their markets. Our respective teams are now engaged on the technical and commercial preparation of the launch of BlackBerry 10 and the lab entry is an important milestone in that context.
The hard work will not stop here as we build towards launch. Our developer teams are continuing to generate momentum to bring a wealth of applications to BlackBerry 10, our enterprise teams have started to present BlackBerry 10 devices and services to our business customers, and our engineers are fully mobilized to ensure that BlackBerry 10 launches flawlessly in the first quarter of 2013.”
So there you have it, direct from RIM’s CEO. BlackBerry 10 is coming along and is ready for a “flawless launch” in Q1 2013. It’s only 2 months until January 2013. BlackBerry 10 could launch anytime after January 1st, so it’s all a waiting game now.
8:09 pm on Oct 18, 2012 |
See that image above? It’s not the new BlackBerry 10 full-QWERTY keyboard device; however, it’s not that far off, either. What you see above, and in a few more images after the break, is being called the TK5 Justice, a concept BlackBerry 10 design from DigitalHomeBoy. This concept is rendered from what RIM has already announced about the device and some of what’s rumored to come with the first QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry 10 device.
DigitalHomeBoy is known for making some great concept devices and his designs, especially at this stage of the game, are usually pretty close to what RIM actually launches. Read on past the break to see more of his concept and get a good feel for what you may be getting if you opt for the QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry 10 device next year. Also, be sure to check out DHB’s blog, which is linked below, to get more details on this awesome concept and see all his thoughts on what’s to come.
Source : DigitalHomeBoy
10:59 am on Oct 2, 2012 |
We all know that the BlackBerry L-Series full-touchscreen device will be the first BlackBerry 10 SmartPhone that RIM puts out. The L-Series is due in early 2013, most likely in February or March. We also know that a QWERTY-keyboard equipped version will be coming in the months after the L-Series releases. What we haven’t heard of, until now, is the BlackBerry Aristo, also known as the A-Series. What is the A-Series, you ask? Read on to learn more about the A-Series and what it means not only for RIM’s future, but for the future of all smartphones.
5:01 pm on Sep 27, 2012 |
*Update: We had to remove the video due to it’s removal from the web. The still image above is a screenshot from the video.*
We’ve seen BlackBerry 10 revealed in full at this week’s BlackBerry Jam Americas conference and we’ve seen many photos of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 full-touch device. Now, we’re seeing the actual L-Series and N-Series devices appear on video for the first time together. The video is a leaked promotional shot that shows off the road to BlackBerry 10, the new devices themselves, and how RIM plans to market and launch the new devices and OS before and after launch. Click above to check out the video and let us know what you think.
Source : CrackBerry
1:59 pm on Sep 19, 2012 |
Since RIM started releasing prototypes of the first BlackBerry 10 full touchscreen device, being called the L-Series by many, we have started seeing lots of photo leaks of the device. The latest round of images shows off the L-Series again; however, this time it’s a little different style of photo shoot. BisVN.vn has posted a teardown of the first BlackBerry 10 full touchscreen device and they have also confirmed some specifications, including:
- Full capacitive touch-screen with the QWERTY keyboard model coming a month later.
- Dual core processor with a pristine IPS display.
- Two colors: white and black.
- Front camera with video chat feature like team view. Besides being able to see each other through the front camera, it can also show the screen of the person you are talking too.
- Camera with auto-focus can take pictures at the speed of 1shot/second, then you can choose the best one.
- Time view function. For 1 picture, it could save up to 10 facial expressions of any person, they you can scroll back and forth to view and choose the best one.
You can check out the rest of the teardown photos past the break and keep checking back here at TheBerryFix.com for all the latest on BlackBerry 10. We should have more details next week with BlackBerry Jam Americas.
9:43 am on Sep 19, 2012 |
We all know that BlackBerry 10 is coming sometime in early 2013 and we’ve seen the first, full touchscreen device pictured Here and Here. Now, Twitter user @Gustavitt has posted a BlackBerry 10 promo image that shows off the first BlackBerry 10 device running five different apps and in two different colors.
This is the first that we’ve seen of a BlackBerry 10 device in white; however, it seems like a logical decision on RIM’s part. RIM plans to debut a device that can go toe-to-toe with the best devices on the market, so that means you need a black and white color choice, just like Apple has with the iPhone. What do you think of the White BlackBerry 10 device?
We have already seen some images of the first full-touch BlackBerry 10 smartphone that is coming out next year. Now, we have two new photos of this device to add to the mix. These latest photos prove again what we have been hearing for quite some time, the final BlackBerry 10 design is basically the Dev Alpha with some design polishes and a big BlackBerry logo on the front. BlackBerry Jam Americas starts in one week and we wouldn’t be surprised at all to see this hardware, along with the BlackBerry 10 OS, up on stage with Thorsten Heins. Check past the break for another photo of this device.
1:16 pm on Sep 11, 2012 |
RIM has pushed out another update to the version of BlackBerry 10 currently running on Dev Alpha devices. The updated version is OS 10.0.6.670 and there is no change log available right now. We’re hoping for some improvements, and maybe some new features, but won’t know anything until developers find new features or RIM sends out some official information on the updated OS version. If you’re a developer and have a Dev Alpha, make sure you grab this update and let us know what changes you find.
Source : CrackBerry
12:08 pm on Sep 6, 2012 |
Verizon Wireless CMO Tami Erwin has confirmed in an interview with CNET that they will be supporting BlackBerry 10. The interview was centered around Verizon’s launching of multiple Windows Phones, but BlackBerry 10 came up when they began discussing who the third major player in the smartphone game. We all know that Windows Phone is outselling BlackBerry and sitting comfortably in that 3rd spot right now, but with the launch of BlackBerry 10, that could change.
In addition to the confirmation, she went on to say that the launch is scheduled for Q1 2013 and that Verizon will be launching BlackBerry 10 alongside many other international carriers. That was all the information given; however, that’s all the confirmation BlackBerry users on Verizon need right now. This statement also makes Verizon the first and only carrier to pledge support for BlackBerry 10.
Source : CNET
4:26 pm on Sep 4, 2012 |
RIM has been trying their hardest to build hype for the upcoming release of BlackBerry 10 by slowly releasing tidbits of the upcoming OS and specs of the new phones. This week; however, it seems their secrecy has failed. A multitude of leaks showing the first BlackBerry 10, full-touch device have hit the internet. The image above is the best of the bunch, showing what the homescreen and application list looks like. Past the break we have tons more images of the first BlackBerry 10 device. Be sure to take a look and get excited because the launch is only about six months away, or less.