Another bad new for Research In Motion. After cutting off a number of their employees, the company is announcing that their so-called “savior”, BlackBerry 10 operating system, will not be released until next year.
RIM has admitted that the development of the BlackBerry 10 OS has been delayed, due to undisclosed reasons and that no devices will be released carrying the new OS, at least until next year.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins is optimistic, even if his company has been receiving a ton of bad rep lately.
According to Heins, “RIM development team and relentlessly focused on ensuring the quality and reliability of the platform and I will not compromise the product by delivering it before it is ready. I am confident that the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones will provide a ground breaking next generation smartphone user experience.”
“The reception of the BlackBerry 10 platform by our key carrier partners has been very positive and they are looking forward to going to market with BlackBerry 10 smartphones in the first quarter of calendar 2013,” he added.
The quarterly earnings of RIM have plunged. The plunge was even worse than what analysts from Wall Street have predicted.
Do you think RIM can bounce back after taken a deep plunge?
Research in Motion revolutionized the smartphone business when they introduced the BlackBerry in the market. The company lorded it over business enterprises and businessmen and changed mobile communications forever.
Although RIM is now finding it difficult to survive in these tough times, BlackBerry loyalists are still there, keeping their hopes up and wishing that their beloved company could bounce back.
If there is one thing that BlackBerry is very well known for, it has to be their instant messaging app BlackBerry Messenger.
Two months ago, RIM top honchos tried to figure out how to capitalize on BBM’s popularity. Sources have leaked that RIM had plans to create a BBM for iOS and Android devices.
But RIM CEO, Throsten Heins, told the Wall Street Journal that those are mere speculations and rumors. The report added that Research in Motion is committed into giving its BBM users new capabilities and improve the app.
According to Research in Motion, there are about 55 million BBM users today. This figure has grown from 5.3 million back in January of 2009.
The Wall Street Journal also said in their report, “Teenagers still embrace BBM for its quick and free instant messaging, and it’s easy to use contact list of friends. Security professionals, police, firefighter and ambulance drivers have come to rely on it as one of the most dependable forms of electronic communications.”
Research In Motion released its latest BlackBerry smartphone that’s being powered by their latest Operating System.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins revealed the features of the new OS running on a prototype device at their annual BlackBerry World Conference in Orlando, Florida. Unfortunately for BlackBerry fans out there, the launch date of the new BlackBerry device was not released.
RIM used to be a company of choice for businessmen and entrepreneurs and their handset of choice was the BlackBerry for its push email and BBM service. Now, the company is trying to figure out what went wrong and how they could salvage what is left with the company and rally to reclaim lost fortune.
Analyst’s says that RIM’s future is heavily dependent on their new software platform which is the BlackBerry 10.
Heins said, “I’m very, very confident we will be there later this year with an exciting product. Make no mistake, this is not the final device, this is not the final hardware. But it’s a very, very important milestone for us.”
The prototype device had a touchscreen with no physical keyboard present. It features a modified touchscreen keypad that enables users to select full words with a single stroke.
Will we be seeing a new Research and Motion device in next week’s BlackBerry World?
According to CNET, prepare to be disappointed as a representative of the company said that they are not going to release any BlackBerry 10 hardware.
The yearly convention is one that is being looked up to as BlackBerry developers, enthusiasts and business partners take in RIM’s latest and future wares. This year, the company will be trying to convince its slowly shrinking followers and prevent any more decline as they would try to lift up their hopes.
One of the most sought after releases for the company is its BlackBerry 10 platform. The said platform is the best hope that the company has in-order to make a huge splash in the smartphone business.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins believes that the BlackBerry 10 will open new doors as this platform can start a revolution of new devices.
The company plans to release a Beta version of the BlackBerry 10 next week. Developers who will join in the fray will get a Dev Alpha device. This said device though isn’t a BlackBerry 10 phone nor will it be based on the latest software.