RIM to Launch BlackBerry 10 Jan. 30

Stan Schroeder
November 12, 2012
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BlackBerry 10 Lock Screen

BlackBerry 10 Lock Screen

You unlock a BlackBerry 10 device by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.

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RIM plans to launch the new version of its mobile platform, BlackBerry 10, on Jan. 30, the company has announced.

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During the launch event, which will be held simultaneously in "multiple countries around the world," RIM will also showcase two new smartphones based on BlackBerry 10.

"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.

In May 2012, RIM released a version of BlackBerry 10 to developers, and in September the company revealed many additional details about the platform. It will include an updated home screen, an advanced version of the inbox called BlackBerry Hub, a new BlackBerry Messenger and many other updates.

One of the two devices that will be shown on Jan. 30 could be a touchscreen phone codenamed London that surfaced in September 2012. Rumors claim it sports a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage memory and an 8-megapixel camera.

This story originally published on Mashable here.