Six BlackBerry 10 devices promised by RIM
10 Jan 2013
Company executive promises devices across different price points
The excitement ahead of the BlackBerry 10 launch isn't exactly fever pitch, but it is building nicely ahead of the 30 January launch. That excitement could be kept going across the whole of 2013 too, as BlackBerry prepares a clutch of new devices using their all-new operating system.
So far, we are aware of two smartphones using BlackBerry 10. Those are the N-Series QWERTY device, possibly launching as the BlackBerry X10, and the touch-screen L-Series, likely to launch as the BlackBerry Z10. But that might be just the tip of the iceberg.
RIM CMO Frank Boulben has said that the new BlackBerry 10 OS will eventually be available in a range of devices covering low, middle and high price points, rather than simply being a premium product.
According to Boulben, RIM will be looking to offer at least six BlackBerry 10 models this year and the company has no exclusive relationship in place with any carrier in any region: 'We intend over time as we transition the portfolio to have a full range of devices,' he said at the CEO event, adding that 150 carriers worldwide are currently testing the new devices. So we shouldn't be lacking network choice in the UK.
All should be revealed in a matter of weeks. We'll be there for the lowdown, of course.
Source: Phone Arena