Research In Motion Ltd. plans to showcase the first two of its BlackBerry 10 smartphones on Jan. 30, giving details on the release date and prices for the devices it’s counting on to revive its fortunes.
The BlackBerry 10 will debut simultaneously in multiple countries around the world on that date, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company said today in a statement.
With the announcement, RIM moves a step closer to finally introducing the new smartphones after multiple delays put them a year behind schedule. Still, the company is forcing customers to wait another 11 weeks before they know when the phones will hit stores. RIM needs a hit to help it reverse market-share losses over the past two years to Apple Inc.’s iPhone and devices running Google Inc.’s Android software.