Blackberry 10 Tentative Launch Date is January 30, 2013

Blackberry 10 is all set make headway at a global event on January 30, 2013.  It has been reported by Crack Berry that the company has started sending invites for the launch of its much anticipated operating system. The event would take off in cities like New York Toronto, London, Paris, Johannesburg and Dubai.

The “beta testing” of its OS is in full swing and 120 companies and government departments have been handed over the BlackBerry 10 before RIM finally triggers the device in the smartphone market.

To get back its ship to sail RIM has all its hopes pinned to Blackberry 10. The company said, “The beta testing would enable so-called enterprise customers in business and government to size up the BB10”.

“We have taken this step so that our large enterprise customers can get a hang of BlackBerry 10 before the launch date as opposed to post-launch date” Bryan Lee, senior director for enterprise accounts, said.

There are whispers going on in the tech world that at the event Canadian company will take off curtains from the next line-up of its Blackberry devices which may include BlackBerry 10 L-Series handset whose video is already doing rounds of internet.

With BlackBerry 10 RIM is trying to break away from the business phone tag which has been given to most of its devices. The new device would have the ability to separate the personal and business operation.

This step was crucial in today’s time where the market is mushrooming with smart phones. If BlackBerry10 is able to steal the hearts of common people along with corporate honchos than RIM is sure to get back its lost piece of cake of smartphone market.










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RIM Shelling Off Employees, BB10 Engineers Safe

A further lay off in employees is expected from RIM, considering its effort to cut company cost by $1 billion by 2013. If reports are to be believed, company is planning to shell out as many as 3,000 employees by next week. Nevertheless, this information has not been confirmed by RIM yet.

RIM’s Global Corporate Communications Manager in an interview to TechCrunch confirmed that there are going to be layoffs. She explained this move by saying that the company is “moving quickly for the impacted employees.” Though RIM has been giving hints of eliminating 5,000 positions in the past too, but which departments and regions will be affected under this is not clear yet.

However, assumptions are that those working on BlackBerry 10 will not be a part of the lay off. RIM’s spokesperson has given indications on the same. The company has already delayed the release of its next-gen mobile from later this year to early 2013 and probably will need people to complete this project as early as possible.

Earlier, this July the company has already let go 2,000 of its employees, but at the same time employed 16,000 people worldwide. But considering the present condition, the company will have to adjust with just 9,000 people.

As far as the news of IBM buying RIM’s enterprise one of the company’s spokesperson indicated that RIM will not comment on rumors and speculations.… Read the rest

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