RIM Will Launch New BlackBerry 10 Smartphones on January 30

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Research in Motion (RIM) has unwrapped a January 30 launch date for BlackBerry 10, its upcoming next-generation mobile operating system.

The Canadian smartphone maker confirmed it will reveal the names and availability dates of the first Blackberry 10 smartphones during next year’s event. Rumors say RIM will launch one full touchscreen device and a smartphone with its trademarked QWERTY keyboard.

RIM is doing a good job of keeping mum on the hardware specs, but knowing all phones will run on BlackBerry 10, they will definitely feature the company’s new Active Frames user interface. The new UI features one-touch access to all messages, the ability to switch between ‘work’ and ‘personal’ modes and a reworked camera interface.

“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,” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of Research In Motion. “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.”

RIM Will Launch New BlackBerry 10 Smartphones on January 30
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