Those on BlackBerry devices who have been waiting anxiously to upgrade to BlackBerry 10 might want to make themselves comfortable with that trusty OS 7 device a little bit longer. Reports coming in have made it clear that Research in Motion plans have changed and BlackBerry 10 smartphones now won’t launch until sometime in the first quarter of the 2013 calendar year.
As for the reasoning behind this late launch, RIM only went as far as to say that the integration of some key BB10 features and the “associated large volume of code” has “proven to be more time consuming than anticipated.”
CEO Thorsten Heins says he remains “confident that the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones will provide a ground-breaking next generation smartphone user experience,” and that he’s “encouraged by the traction that the BlackBerry 10 platform is gaining with application developers and content partners.” He further notes that the response to BB10 from key carrier partners has “been very positive.”
Definitely glad that Tru, who is among the largest developers backing the new OS, is excited about the new platform. We definitely hope the developer excitement builds into new profits for the ailing Canada-based RIM.