Blackberry 10: What We Know So Far From Release Date, Availability, Specs To Telcos Approval

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Well, nothing is new about the news that Research In Motion (RIM) is preparing to unveil its brand new mobile operating system, BlackBerry 10 along with the company's new range of Blackberry smartphones on January 30.

Last week reports got leaked suggesting that the smartphones will land in US along with telecom operators AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, now reports are rife that RIM will bring the two new BlackBerry 10 operating system based devices to India along with Aircel. The opertor has reportedly announced that it will offer special plans for the devices when it lands into the market.

Blackberry 10: What We Know So Far From Release Date, Specs and More

The operator, which is the first to announce its plans for BlackBerry 10, will reveal the details of its plan within a week of the launch of BlackBerry handsets in India. Other operators like Airtel and Vodafone are yet to reveal their plans, owever, they are speculated to announce it after the global launch. Moreover, Idea Cellular and Reliance GSM seem to have no plans to launch BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

Are subscribers more important to BlackBerry 10 devices?

Unlike the other smartphones that require regular data packages, BlackBerry smartphone need dedicated BlackBerry data plans - BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) for consumers and BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) for enterprise.

Release Date

Research In Motion announced has announced that it will hold its BlackBerry 10 launch event on January 30, 2013. The event will happen simultaneously in multiple countries around the world. Besides launching the revamped and completely overhauled operating system, RIM will also launch a couple of smartphones running on the platform - one with a full touchscreen display and the other with a QWERTY keyboard.

Further, the company has also been reportedly claiming that the handsets will be hitting the retail shelves as early as February 2013.

6 New Smartphones Coming in 2013

At the CES 2013 tech show, RIM CEO Frank Boulben revealed the roadmap of BlackBerry 10 smartphones with plans of launching at six new smartphones running on the new platform in 2013.

BlackBerry Z10 has been rumored to be one among the two BlackBerry 10 smartphones that will be launched initially. Several reports claim that the hands-on experience with the BB10 Dev Alpha B is almost identical to the final Z10 BB10 full touch smartphone.

As far as rumored specifications are concerned, the handset dual core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor, 4.2 inch display with 1280 x 768 resolution, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, Wi-Fi, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front facing camera, micro HDM port, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and a micro SD card slot.

BlackBerry 10 Key Features

BlackBerry 10 operating system, being an overhauled version will come with several new and enhanced features including Blackberry Hub, BlackBerry Apps and BlackBerry Messenger.

BlackBerry Hub will have all the emails, text messages, instant messages and social network contacts under one roof. RIM confirmed that BlackBerry AppWorld - the app store will start selling movies, music and television to compete with the likes of Apple App Store and Google Play. The AppWorld will be integrated with features including business-friendly Balance feature and Flow.

BlackBerry Messenger will include improved camera functions, support to avatars for each user and more to make it easier for users to track the conversations without opening the threads, digital keyboard, home tiles, peek in the inbox feature from the homescreen itself and more.

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