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BlackBerry 10 launch inked in for January 30, 2013 with two new phones

BlackBerry 10 launch inked in for January 30, 2013 with two new phones

BlackBerry 10 will officially launch on January 30, 2013, RIM has confirmed, with the Canadian company promising to demonstrate its first two handsets at the event. The release dates for the two smartphones will also be confirmed at the same time, RIM says, though otherwise details - including where, exactly, the event will take place - are scant. All the BlackBerry company will comment is that there will be a simultaneous event "in multiple countries around the world."

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BlackBerry 10 on lockdown: Scores government-spec security clearance

BlackBerry 10 on lockdown: Scores government-spec security clearance

BlackBerry 10 has been approved for secure messaging by government agencies, with RIM's incoming OS safe for the pockets of secret agents and presidential advisers. The platform achieved Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification, RIM announced today, along with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, with encryption of data both on the server and on the device, and when en route between them.

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BlackBerry 10 app submissions open today

BlackBerry 10 app submissions open today

In a move that essentially means RIM is ready for business, BlackBerry App World has begun accepting submissions of BlackBerry 10 optimized apps today. This event marks one of the more important steps that must be taken before BlackBerry 10 may be released in the real world, and RIM is projecting themselves as a group that's ready and willing to start this engine with a bang. The announcement includes suggestions for developers to get in early so that their app may be featured in the first wave of "preferred carousel placements" at the launch of the operating system in early 2013.

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BlackBerry 10 not likely to launch until March 2013

BlackBerry 10 not likely to launch until March 2013

RIM has certainly seen their fair share of hardships the past couple of years, and the company's recent announcement of BlackBerry 10 did very little to gain back believers. However, RIM is still positive that the new OS update will push the company back into the spotlight, but we might have to wait a bit longer for that to happen. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek says that RIM may not officially launch BlackBerry 10 until March of next year.

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C U L8R BlackBerry 10

C U L8R BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry is in a precarious place right now. RIM's surprise good news in user count and financial figures for Q2 2013 remain overshadowed by the tardy arrival of BlackBerry 10, now expected sometime early in the new year. Last week, RIM handed out the latest iteration of its developer device, BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B, and demonstrated a few more details of the upcoming OS and how the company believes it has addressed information-overload. We caught up with RIM in London to talk clever keyboards, game-changing context, and check out the new features for ourselves.

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RIM launches BlackBerry 10 development tools beta update

RIM launches BlackBerry 10 development tools beta update

Today was a big day for RIM. The struggling company took the stage today to talk about all things BlackBerry 10, announcing a number of new features and telling us that carrier testing for the incoming OS will begin next month. For the BlackBerry faithful, today was a exciting day, but RIM didn't stop at showcasing the new features of BlackBerry 10, launching a new update to its BlackBerry 10 development tools beta today as well.

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BlackBerry 10 Gold SDK in November: RIM promises feature progress transparency

BlackBerry 10 Gold SDK in November: RIM promises feature progress transparency

RIM has shared its BlackBerry 10 roadmap, confirming that the Gold SDK - the final version of the tools developers need to create apps for the platform - expected in November. According to the roadmap, the latest R6 SDK beta is up for download today, including a software update for the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha smartphone to add the BlackBerry App World storefront app and thus allow developers to share their apps with other Dev Alpha owners.

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BlackBerry L-Series and QWERTY N-Series leak with BB10

BlackBerry L-Series and QWERTY N-Series leak with BB10

Details of two of RIM's earliest BlackBerry 10 handsets have apparently leaked, tipping sibling series of all-touch and QWERTY-blessed smartphones running the next-gen OS. According to what's tipped as an internal slide, sourced by N4BB, RIM is readying the full-touch BlackBerry L-Series - with a 768 x 1280 display -  alongside the BlackBerry N-Series, which will have a QWERTY keyboard and a 720 x 720 display.

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BlackBerry 10 leak details screen-sharing, video apps and more

BlackBerry 10 leak details screen-sharing, video apps and more

RIM cherry-picked elements of BlackBerry 10 to demonstrate last week, but further details of the upcoming smartphone and tablet OS have leaked courtesy of the CrackBerry forums. Supposedly snatched from an internal RIM document outlining some of BlackBerry 10's features to staff, the images show the platform's new lockscreen, social networking integration, video editor and more.

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