Research in Motion is to release its
make-or-break Blackberry 10 on Jan. 30, together with two phones
running the new operating system, the company said Monday.
The repeatedly delayed BlackBerry 10 is seen as the company's last hope of regaining market share from Apple's iPhone and manufacturers whose phones run Google's Android operating system. According to market research firm IDC, Research in Motion had only a 4.3-per-cent share of the smartphone market in the third quarter, compared to a 9.5-per-cent share a year earlier.
"Thanks to our strong partnerships with global carriers and a growing ecosystem of developers, we believe our customers will have the best experience possible with BlackBerry 10," said Thorsten Heins, president and chief executive of Research In Motion. "We are looking forward to getting BlackBerry 10 in the hands of our customers around the world."
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