RIM’s long-awaited BlackBerry 10 release date is now just a couple of weeks away, though the US has only just been officially informed as to which carriers will offer the new OS and Smartphone range. And the good news – all four major carriers will be getting on the BlackBerry 10 release date bandwagon at some point during the year…when exactly remains a mystery.
Speaking from CES 2013 in Las Vegas, Lowell McAdam of AT&T fame spoke of his desire for “a good device” from BlackBerry, presumably referring to the Z10 touchscreen model, previously known as the L-Series. Meanwhile, John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, talked not of the carrier’s hopes for the BlackBerry 10 launch, but rather its “extreme” optimism that the new platform and device range would prove to be a massive hit with current and new customers.
Sprint is yet to come forward with its own concrete statement of confirmation, though a spokesperson for the network, namely one Mark Elliott, recently told eWeek that the BlackBerry 10 range will indeed land for Sprint later this year. No specifics were divulged, but he assured the world that more details would be shared by Sprint in the very near future.
The current and undeniable level of confidence in RIM’s BlackBerry 10 release date ambition is a far cry from that of just a few short months ago, when none other than CEO Thorsten Heins and his team saw anything but a bleak future for the brand. In the meantime however, the industry and consumer masses alike seem to have grown in unison over a collective desire for a genuinely viable third platform to at least take a shot at the Apple-Android Smartphone duopoly.
And of course, ongoing leaks hinting at some quite remarkable BlackBerry 10 specs, features and apps have certainly helped things along…all that remains is to see how affordably or otherwise the fabled Z10 is offered.