Positive news concerning Research in Motion (RIM) shows no sign of letting up in the near future, as confirmation comes in that the biggest carriers in the UK will all be getting on board with BlackBerry 10 release festivities early next year. Meanwhile, Canada’s biggest provider of cellphones, Rogers, has already started taking preorders for the new BlackBerry 10 handsets, which are scheduled for a public release date in February.
Across the pond, massive cellular carriers including O2, EE Wireless, Vodafone, Three and T-Mobile have officially confirmed that the BlackBerry 10 will be making an appearance on their networks next year. EE also proudly boasted that the BlackBerry 10 will run on its 4G LTE network – the first network of its kind in the UK.
The general assumption has long been that the January 30th unveiling by RIM will be followed a week or so later by an actual release date, though whispers from the UK are now indicating that the device could actually be made available the very same day. And despite said final release date still not being confirmed by RIM, Canadian customers are being encouraged by Rogers to reserve theirs right now…one per head maximum.
After a seemingly unstoppable run of bad luck and even worse publicity, RIM has been swept from the ashes by a wave of positive tidings, investor confidence and the kind of hype needed to bring BlackBerry 10 right to where it needs to be ahead of launch. Having so far been all-but beaten into the ground by the likes of Apple and Android, RIM has invested its every effort in ensuring BlackBerry 10 has what it takes to rival the market-leaders.
The BlackBerry 10 OS is destined to go head to head with Windows Phone 8 for the coveted bronze medal market share position in 2013.