Research In Motion, the Canadian telecommunications company best known as the developer for the Blackberry smartphone, announced Monday that BlackBerry 10 will finally debut on Jan. 30. The announcement comes one year after the company's next-generation smartphones and software were slated to go on sale.
According to CNNMoney, RIM will unveil the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones at launch events held across the world. It was also announce details in reference to pricing availability and other information about the software.
While the Ontario based company initially said it news Blackberry 10 software and devices would be available at the beginning of 2012, the announcement was followed by delays on multiple occasions prior to Mondays release date reveal.
CEO Thorsten Heins said Monday that BlackBerry 10 will be worth the wait.
"Our team has been working tirelessly to bring our customers innovative features," Heins said in a statement. "We believe our customers will have the best experience possible with BlackBerry 10."
According to CNNMoney, the Blackberry 10 has already been certified for use in government agencies, which allows them to deploy the smarthphones as soon as soon as they go on sale. RIM said this marks the first time BlackBerry products have been certified ahead of their launch.
The Blackberr 10 is expected to bring stiff competition with Apple and Google. Probable features are to include a much-improved camera, a modern Web browser and social networking integration.
The software will also allow customers to access e-mail with one swipe from any app, and it will automatically shift between personal and corporate modes, CNNMoney reports.
But despite its highly anticipated arrival, delays have hurt the Blackberry brand.
As a result of the company arriving late for race, most new mobile software is being made for Apple's iPhone or Google's Android operating systems.
BlackBerry 10 will run Android apps, but RIM is reportedly hoping that more companies will want to develop software that takes advantage of BlackBerry 10's particular specifications.
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