Recently, Research I Motion (RIM) announced in a developer conference that BlackBerry 10, as well as a new BlackBerry smartphone, would be released in early 2013. Speaking about BlackBerry 10, RIM’s CEO Thorsten Heins said that this operating system (OS) packs the powers of a laptop.
Heins seemed very hopeful and optimistic towards the BlackBerry 10 OS, despite the fact that many have feared it may be too late for RIM to attempt a come-back. At the conference, Heins said that BB10 is like a ‘laptop on-the-go’, obviously referring to the functionality packed by the new mobile platform by RIM.
“We are at the start of a new era in mobile computing. And with BlackBerry 10, we are readying this platform for the future” he said. He also cited the impressive statistics for the company, claiming that the overall subscriber base of RIM has grown by 2 million in the last month alone, reaching a whopping 80 million.
This was indeed surprising for the analysts, and RIM’s shares experienced a healthy bump in the stock market as a result of the conference. Citing BlackBerry 10’s features, Heins said that it will pack a ‘killer fast’ browser and separate personas for the personal and corporate profiles of a user. Moreover, to put it to sleep mode, a user will simply require to swipe his finger down the touchscreen.
RIM is clinging on the BlackBerry 10 releases as the last straw. The cellphone maker’s market share has fallen rapidly over the past quarters, up for grabs by Apple and Android. And only once it launches a BlackBerry 10 smartphone, equipped with the best of features, it can hope to regain foothold in the market.
Source: News Talk