BlackBerry 10 to launch on January 30th, two new phones coming

Research in Motion has confirmed plans to launch BlackBerry 10, alongside new smartphones, on January 30th 2013.

We’ve known about the new OS for a while now, with RIM proudly displaying it at a few events this year in order to garner interest ahead of a launch next year. BB10 has been delayed a few times, although now it looks as though RIM almost has everything in place for a launch.

CEO Thorsten Heins confirmed in a press release that the event would indeed be taking place at the end of January next year, with multiple events scheduled in different countries around the world at the same time. As the official BlackBerry blog points out, there will be several new BlackBerry 10 smartphones revealed at the launch.

We’ve heard plenty of RIM’s plans for BlackBerry 10 devices, and as such we’re expecting one ‘L Series’ and one ‘N Series’ phone at the launch. The L Series phone will feature a large touchscreen and high-end specs to rival the likes of iPhone and Android, whereas the N Series phone will sport both a touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard, continuing the familiar BlackBerry style.

Thorsten Heins spoke of BlackBerry 10 in the press release that confirms the launch:

“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.”

BlackBerry 10 will feature an innovative camera app that lets you rewind through a photograph, a smart touch keyboard that predicts what you’re going to say as you type, a clever way to view your unified inbox at all times, and much more.

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