BlackBerry 10 to launch 30 January

Research In Motion (RIM) is finally ready to put BlackBerry back on the map with the launch of BlackBerry 10 on 30 January at events throughout the world, with the first two devices powered by the revamped mobile operating system slated to be unveiled that day.

Research In Motion (RIM) is finally ready to put BlackBerry back on the map with the launch of BlackBerry 10 on 30 January at events throughout the world, with the first two devices powered by the revamped mobile operating system slated to be unveiled that day.

 
The much-anticipated platform will come with a slew of new features, including Flow, which offers “seamless navigation” through multiple open applications, and the Hub, which collects all messages, notifications, feeds and calendar events into a single area that can be opened from anywhere on the device, while the keyboard adapts to how users type for even faster correspondence through email.
 
RIM is attempting to hang onto its strongest market, government and business, with a recently granted FIPS 140-2 certification, which gives government agencies the go-ahead to use both BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. Then there is BlackBerry Balance, which separates personal and work profiles and the apps and information relevant to each.
 
BlackBerry 10 screenshot BlackBerry 10 to launch 30 January
 
“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 RIM. “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.”
 
RIM earned investor criticism after delaying the launch of BlackBerry 10, formerly called BBX, from late 2012 to early 2013, missing out on the lucrative Christmas shopping season. Shares fell by as much as 18 percent and speculation mounted about RIM's fate. Many analysts see BlackBerry 10 as a “make or break” for the company, a reality which might have factored into its delay, but it seems that RIM is finally ready to take a leap of fate with the product and hope it can win back market share lost to Android, iOS and Windows Phone.