Research in Motion won"t launch its new BlackBerry 10 mobile OS until sometime in early 2013. However, it appears that the anticipation for BlackBerry 10 is already causing the company"s stock price to rise in the past week.
Forbes reports that on Friday, the price of RIM"s stock went up almost 14 percent. In the past week, the company"s shares have been up a total of 27 percent. That was due in part to published notes from two separate financial analysts who feel that the launch of BlackBerry 10 will be well received by customers and wireless providers.
That"s good news for RIM, who has seen its smartphone market share dip down over the past year thanks to the rise of iOS and especially from Android-based smartphones. However, there are still a lot of questions concerning BlackBerry 10 itself, including whether the new OS will be able to keep up with the features that users expect.
RIM has already announced it will hold a number of press events around the world on January 30, where it will reveal the actual launch dates of its first BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Hardware manufacturers are reportedly already making the first BlackBerry 10 devices. While RIM has said it will still offer a smartphone with a physical keyboard, it will also release a touch screen only BlackBerry 10 smartphone.
Source: Forbes | Image via RIM