Research In Motion (RIM) sent out invitations to the media for BlackBerry 10 global launch event. The Canadian company would hold “multiple” launch events in six different cities for its BlackBerry 10 OS and smartphones on January 30: New York City’s Pier 36, Toronto, London, Paris, Johannesburg and Dubai.
The invite has a blurry background picture of what seems to be New York City. It is vague about what the company will reveal besides BlackBerry 10. “The world is waiting but you can see it first.” RIM didn’t provide any details on the event. “The BlackBerry Experience” in large letters at the top, followed by “Re-designed. Re-engineered. Re-invented.”
Actually, there have already been tons of leaks that reportedly show off these devices : one is expected to be a fully touchscreen device while the other may be more like its Bold line of devices, according to CNET. The touch screen device is expected to go on sale first, before the end of the first quarter of 2013 and the physical keyboard smartphone is expected to launch later in the year. It is reported that the new BlackBerry 10 will feature called “Notebooks”. The developer documentation describes the feature as a “folder-like object that contains notebook entries.” The operating system will also include improved major applications, including e-mail, contacts, and calendars.
With BlackBerry 10, RIM is hoping to reverse course and reassert its position in the smartphone ecosystem. Can RIM find success with BlackBerry 10? We’ll have a better idea on Jan. 30.