CANADIAN PHONE MAKER Research in Motion (RIM) has revealed that the launch of its next generation mobile operating system Blackberry 10 will take place on 30 January.
As well as announcing the Blackberry 10 launch date, RIM confirmed that the event will see it unveil its first Blackberry 10 powered smartphones and announce the phones' availability. If speculation is to be believed, the company will launch one fully touchscreen device and a smartphone with its traditional QWERTY keyboard.
Features of these devices are still being kept under wraps, but since they will have Blackberry 10 onboard we know that the phones will feature RIM's new 'Active Frames' user interface with one-touch access to messages, the ability to switch between 'work' and 'personal' modes and a reworked camera interface.
Thorsten Heins, president and CEO of Research In Motion said, "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.
"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."
Check out our Blackberry 10 hands-on review. µ