Research In Motion released the finalized gold build of its BlackBerry 10 software development kit, two months before the first devices running the revamped mobile operating system are expected to arrive at retail.
Research In Motion unveiled a new program to get its enterprise customers ready--and signed up--for BlackBerry 10, which RIM will officially unveil Jan. 30. The program, called the BlackBerry 10 Ready Program, is part of RIM's effort to woo both individual consumers and longtime business customers to the new platform, which the company hopes will revive its fortunes.
Research In Motion's stock enjoyed a boost after investment bank Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock from "neutral" to "buy," bullish on the prospects of RIM's forthcoming BlackBerry 10 platform.
Apple's iPhone and smartphones running Google's Android will outgun Research In Motion's BlackBerry for the first time in 2012 in the enterprise device market, according to research firm IDC.
Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins and other executives expressed confidence in the company's forthcoming launch of BlackBerry 10, and RIM confirmed that it will release its first BB10 devices to consumers sometime in February.
Microsoft's major push to grab market share for its Windows Phone 8 platform is getting under way this week, with support coming from AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile USA in the United States. Meanwhile, Research In Motion said it will hold a launch event Jan. 30 to officially unveil its BlackBerry 10 platform, which is currently in testing with more than 50 carriers worldwide. The timing puts the platforms on a collision course as Microsoft and RIM try to win the hearts of carriers and consumers.
Research In Motion will unveil its overhauled BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system on Jan. 30.
Research In Motion said it will hold a launch event Jan. 30 to officially unveil its BlackBerry platform, a move that represents the company's first public step to revive its fortunes.
Research In Motion said it has delivered its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 platform to more than 50 carriers for lab certification, a critical step toward a launch planned for early next year.
Research In Motion disclosed that carrier partners across the globe are now trialing its long-awaited BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system overhaul, adding that devices remain on track for commercial release early next year.