RIM: wireless carriers are "enthusiastic" for Blackberry 10

Research in Motion needs for its long awaited Blackberry 10 to be successful, or its likely to be the death of the company. Originally scheduled for launch by the end of 2012, RIM now says Blackberry 10 will be available to the public in the first quarter of 2013.

Today, the Canadian website TheSun.com reports that RIM executives have been showing off early versions of Blackberry 10 devices and software to wireless carriers in Canada, the US and Mexico. According to Andrew McLeod, the managing director of RIM’s Canada division:

The response that we got back from the executive team at some of the Canadian carriers was tremendous. They were visibly positive and visibly enthusiastic

There's no word on what specific wireless carriers have met with RIM officials. However, the article states that RIM will be meeting with carriers in Europe, Africa and Asia in the coming weeks.

With a Q1 2013 launch planned for Blackberry 10, McLeod said that the company will soon be holding more meeting with carriers to discuss how they will handle marketing, saying, "We will probably start those types of dialogues very, very quickly."

Research in Motion's CEO Thorsten Heins has said he is already using an early version of BB 10 for general work purposes.

Source: TheStar.com | Image via RIM

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18 Comments

calimike said,
It look like iPhone. I smell Apple file lawsuit against RIM for infringement

I really wonder when they will finally sue Dieter Rams for ripping of their designs...

If the carriers are enthusiastic doesn't that mean BB10 smartphones will have tons of non-removable bloatware apps pre-installed?

smooth3006 said,
Is apple going to sue rim next?

Nope, the gloss reflection on the phone pictured above is set at a different angle than Apple's.

Blaine said,
I don't want RIM to die :'(

RIM isnt going to die. People who think that are just ignorant. They have almost 80million subscribers (and that is people with a data plan on BBM) Sure it is not nearly as much as Android or Iphone but they do have people backing them up. They NEED to focus on the USA.

Frank2029 said,

RIM isnt going to die. People who think that are just ignorant. They have almost 80million subscribers (and that is people with a data plan on BBM) Sure it is not nearly as much as Android or Iphone but they do have people backing them up. They NEED to focus on the USA.

I sure they will be sold off I don't see them surviving. Nokia has better chance then RIM

smooth3006 said,
bb10 is a blatant rip off of android but i don't see google suing anyone.

I would find it impossible to come up with a different style phone, what would you come up with?

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