BlackBerry 10 OS faces further delays


Reports suggest RIM’s much delayed operating system may now launch in March 2013 rather than in January 

Analysts believe BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM)   is now unlikely to launch its much delayed BB10 operating system until at least March 2012.

RIM had hoped to have the new OS  the market closer to the start of the year, suggesting it could be with customers in January.

But Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said in a research note: “We had hoped for a January launch but now see a March launch as more likely.”

This would not be the first delay in BlackBerry 10’s launch. In June it said the OS would not be ready for Q4 of this year, as originally hoped having already missed its Q2 launch date.

The last BlackBerry handset launched was the Curve 9320 back in May this year having placed new releases on hold in preparation for BB10.