BY | December 28, 2012

Ontario, Canada based Research in Motion is excited about its forthcoming handsets. Here we bring to you BlackBerry 10 features, photos, price and release date

More and more reports are appearing about the new features of the forthcoming BlackBerry 10 handsets set to be introduced in the market within the next two, three months. The way BlackBerry 10 OS is getting rousing response from reviewers, it is expected to do wonders for the Ontario, Canada based Research in Motion. But things will be clear only when RIM actually introduces its OS at the end of the next month and then introduces its full touch screen and QWERTY keyboard handsets.

Research in Motion is struggling hard to bring itself back in the smart-phone competition and stop the slide that has taken it from a top smart-phone manufacturer to one who was losing its market share faster than anything else.

While RIM is struggling hard to remain in the race, Apple and Samsung are doing everything to limit the competition in the smart-phone market between them. Both the companies have top selling handsets in their inventories and Apple’s iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and Samsung’s numerous handsets including Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2 and others make for around 65 percent of smart-phone market. This has made life very difficult for other smart-phone manufacturers including RIM and Nokia. But with new BlackBerry 10 OS, RIM is all set to bounce back.

The day is approaching fast when Research in Motion will showcase to the world its next generation OS. Research In Motion’s new mobile firmware update BlackBerry 10 release date is coming near. The mobile vendor is to formally uncover BB 10 on 30th January 2013 with an aim to come back to the mobile market. The firm has been struggling for a while with huge setbacks in product innovation and sales. Well, RIM is now all set to bring out its next major firmware update with a dream to put it in rivalry to Google Android and Apple iOS. BlackBerry 10 is to show off many amazing features and capabilities. So as to make it strongly fight with Android, iOS and Windows Phone, RIM has developed the firmware with lots of cutting edge features. Grapevine is creating huge hypeup over the release of BB 10. Now they have leaked some important information about BlackBerry 10’s release and its chance for winning in market. Let us have a look into some fresh BB 10 updates.

There are many rumors floating around about the BBM and new features that will come with it. A CrackBerry report claims that BlackBerry 10 will feature BBM Video. A leaked slide has exposed that this much-admired feature heads for BB 10. The video calling feature is expected to offer facilities like face to face video calls and screen sharing. It has been one of the much wanted traits for BlackBerry 10. “BBM Voice is already a hit, so adding BBM Video plus the ability to share your screen is a sure success. BBM is one of the 10 features we’re most excited for in BlackBerry 10,” says CrackBerry.

Though handsets will come a few weeks after the OS’ launch, It is rumored that the first handset with BlackBerry 10 will have an iconic RIM keyboard. The device is expected to hail from BB’s N-Series of phones and it may also get a full touchscreen version, reports say. There is no clue about the specs, features and other details about the device. Leaked images of the device just show it as having a QWERTY keypad. Maybe, RIM will be trying to attract traditional customers with a classic handset. Well, lack of affordable versions of its BlackBerry phones will be a huge setback for RIM. All major tech makers apart from Apple have cheap versions of their products. Samsung has launched low-price versions for almost all its flagship phones. Recently, Galaxy Note II phablet got Galaxy Grand and Galaxy S3 received a Galaxy S III Mini low-price models.

Several leading tech blogs and mainstream media have one thing or other to say about BB10. As per BGR, some markets like Africa must have too many budget phones from RIM. Otherwise, the firm won’t be able to gain momentum unless it has many affordable handsets for budget conscious markets. “RIM must strike hard in the low-end market to regain its African momentum,” says BGR. “By Easter, Android and iPhone camps will have pulled ahead of RIM in new subscriber additions at Vodacom,” the site adds referring to the sales prospects for the South African carrier. As per a couple of screenshots from @BlackberryScoop, BlackBerry 10 is to integrate Netflix video streaming service. It will help users easily get into their favorite videos, movies and TV shows on BB 10-based handsets. “Word has it that RIM is trying to get Netflix onto Blackberry 10 and @BlackberryScoop is said to be helping to test the beta,” UberGizmo says.

The date is very near and the excited fans are all ears about new BB 10 OS and handsets. As we can learn from reports, RIM is to officially uncover BlackBerry 10 on January 30, 2013. The company is much hopeful about its new firmware. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins recently said that their team has been working on to develop a completely new platform for mobile phones.  As a result, RIM is 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,” RIM CEO says.

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  • Jessica Remick

    I am super excited.. I can not wait to switch back to blackberry.. wonder if it will be compatible with instagram????? I love blackberry.. I can not wait I am going to throw this android in the trash.. can not wait

  • Jason Curtis Durban South Africa

    Well thank god to my Blackberry Browser on my Tourch 9800!! Well I was in the Vodacom shop just yesterday and filling out my paper work to do the upgrade on a new hanset !! And yes sadly it wasn’t going to be a Blackberry !! I felt like I was a trator and a 2 faced blackberry user!! Because I have been using the Blackberry handsets now for close to 10 years. And I was going to exchange to a Samsung Galaxy S3. In witch I didn’t want to do at all !! But felt like I had no choice in the matter at this stage ?? Well as I was finishing of with the paper work a good friend of mine said to me, why I don’t wait and get the new Blackberry 10 when it comes out !! Well instantly I stopped what I was doing and said to the sales consultant “Do YOU HAVE HARD OF HEARING ” and he said no why!! Well I said to you will Blackberry be launching any other phones in the very near future, and you said “NO” and he has been the same guy who has done my upgrade for, well this would of been the third time!! So he knows me and my love for Blackberry’s !! So was he just wanting to get his comission or wanting to keep a customer happy ?? Well I’d say commission wouldn’t you hey!! As he knows how long I’ve been a bberry userand a very happy one at that !! Any way my question is and please answer me urgently!! “” WHEN CAN I HAVE A NEW BBERRY 10 hanset “” ?? Hear in south Africa ?? Please let me know as its urgent !! As all my family are due there upgrade also, and our business’s are all due for upgrades aswell. So please reply URGENTLY !! Thank you very much Mr Curtis. December 2012

  • Dirk Gertenbach

    Could you let me know when the blackberry 10 or rim is to be launched in South Africa MTN.

  • amrinder singh sandhu

    Very nice 10 os black berry