RIM to unveil first BlackBerry 10 handsets January 30


RIM set to release its first handsets since May – unveiling two new handsets running off its new and much delayed BB10 OS in January

BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) will unveil its first two smartphones running on the new BB10 operating system in January.

RIM said it will hold launch event simultaneously around the world for the unveiling – which will also coincide with the official launch of the much delayed BB10 OS.

Details on the handsets have not been released at present.

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said: “Our team has been working tirelessly 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.

“We are looking forward to getting BlackBerry 10 in the hands of our customers around the world.”

Features on the new OS comes with BlackBerry Flow, which allows smoother navigation across open applications, and BlackBerry Hub, where all messages, notifications and feeds can be accessed.

The company recently announced that BlackBerry 10 smartphones have entered more than 50 carrier labs, with many more entries expected in the coming weeks.