Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile will offer BlackBerry 10 Smartphones
January 10, 2013 11:05 AM
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Major mobile carriers looking forward to BlackBerry 10 offerings
The launch of RIM's BlackBerry 10 operating system and new smartphones running the OS will be here before by the end of the month. BlackBerry is betting big on its new operating system to help it gain back some of the ground it lost in the smartphone market to rivals from Apple and Android OEMs.
RIM has received good news with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile executives all having stated that they are looking forward to offering the devices on their networks.
"We're hopeful it's going to be a good device," Lowell McAdam, chief executive of Verizon Communications, majority owner of the biggest U.S. mobile service Verizon Wireless.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere said, "We're extremely optimistic that it's going to be a successful product and our business customers are extremely interested in it."
RIM was once the dominant player in the smartphone market, but lost that thrown to Apple with its incredibly popular iPhone. Even enterprise customers that traditionally stuck with the BlackBerry have over the years defected to Android devices and the iPhone.
However, some U.S.
using the BlackBerry smartphone have promised to give the BlackBerry 10 devices a chance before ditching BlackBerry smartphones altogether.
RIM stated this week that it plans to
make available 6 BB10 handsets this year
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Kind of expected...
1/10/2013 1:19:24 PM
They currently sell old bb7 models, so why not?
The question is who will buy them? Will it be a tiny share like Windows Phone, or grow? Seeing as how the release in a few weeks only matches Android phones from last year, and not the current crop of 5 inch 1080p ones I doubt it. Also, think about this... When is the last time RIM did anything well? It took them 3 years after starting with QNX (an already good OS) to finally release a phone... It would be overly optimistic to assume that this will be released and not have all sort of bugs, and growing pain issues to deal with.
Good luck RIM.
I'm not going to lie...
1/10/2013 6:54:45 PM
This kind of makes me want to buy Sprint stock.
1/10/2013 1:20:30 PM
The enthusiasm to carry BB10 devices certainly sounds like it will put a major roadblock into Window's growth plans.
"I mean, if you wanna break down someone's door, why don't you start with AT&T, for God sakes? They make your amazing phone unusable as a phone!" -- Jon Stewart on Apple and the iPhone
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