Date set for official launch of BlackBerry 10

Canada-based smartphone manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) has settled on January 30, 2013 as the date it will simultaneously launch the new version of its BlackBerry 10 globally.

The launch will also coincide with the unveiling of two new BlackBerry smartphones.

Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of RIM, 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,” he added.

Breaking from the norm, the new platform has already passed a certification — FIPS 140-2 — which makes it the first phone from RIM to get certification before launch.

The certification will allow government agencies to deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.

RIM has set aside three for the BlackBerry10, including BlackBerry Flow and BlackBerry Hub. The BlackBerry Flow is a function that will allow users to seamlessly cross from one application to the next. The BlackBerry Hub will host messages, notifications, calendars and feeds.

The BlackBerry Keyboard is a smart function that allows the phone to adapt to how users type. It and give you ease when putting down messages. BlackBerry Balance is a feature that will appeal to business people. The feature keeps separate, business apps and social apps. The work profile is fully protected and encrypted, keeping customers data safe.

“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,” Thorsten Heins commented.

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