Welcome to our coverage of the BlackBerry 10 event, live from New York City.
john.falcone1/30/2013 2:31:19 PM
We have Roger Cheng, Brian Bennett, and ace photographer Sarah Tew on site in downtown Manhattan.
john.falcone1/30/2013 2:31:37 PM
The event will kick off at 10am ET / 7am PT
Harold Hondojare1/30/2013 2:35:50 PM
im excited about this.. harold here from Philippines.. =)
creative consulting group1/30/2013 2:35:57 PM
Thank you for hosting this live blog. A dedicated Android user who actually migrated from BB. Their products became antiquated. Hope this can lure us back.
Brian Bennett1/30/2013 2:35:57 PM
Hey folks, I'm in the house! The house of RIM that is!
Brian Bennett1/30/2013 2:36:50 PM
I have to say, RIM really knows how to treat the press well.
Brian Bennett1/30/2013 2:37:36 PM
We've got seats with power and wired Ethernet...positively luxurious.
Brian Bennett1/30/2013 2:38:56 PM
We're also in a packed room looking at a massive stage surrounded by swirling blue spotlights and BB10 logos everywhere.
Harold Hondojare1/30/2013 2:39:10 PM
im a windowsphone 8 user.. im currently loving my mid range htc 8s.. but i hope bb10 can get back to the market with a great new OS.. =)
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 2:39:36 PM
Roger Cheng, executive editor for CNET News, finally settled and ready to roll.
john.falcone1/30/2013 2:39:52 PM
Obviously, RIM has a lot on the line here. Once the darling of corporate IT and e-mail junkies, BlackBerry handsets have lost major market share to iPhone and Android (at least in the U.S.).
sarahtew1/30/2013 2:40:06 PM
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 2:40:09 PM
We are at Pier 36 in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It's right by Basketball City, if you're from around here or know the area.
sarahtew1/30/2013 2:40:36 PM
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 2:40:42 PM
The venue space is giant, and they've so far only let in press to set up. Large digital banners line the side and front of the stage. Of course, the BlackBerry 10 logo is everywhere.
Brian Bennett1/30/2013 2:40:48 PM
RIM is pulling out all the stops for this one I tell you...and it needs a big win here.
sarahtew1/30/2013 2:41:05 PM
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Brian Bennett1/30/2013 2:42:28 PM
I really dig that cube shaped podium. It's so...futuristic. Hope the new software and devices are too.
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Ariyanto Adi Nugroho1/30/2013 2:43:43 PM
Well, it has been a long journey to this day. I'm Indonesian and this is interesting to see how it will be since my country often named as Blackberry country alongside India. Android has been more popular here recently and I've seen peoples switching to it every day. Will RIM regain their market again?
Brian Bennett1/30/2013 2:43:48 PM
Man, why is it that I like RIM's corporate approved dance music. What's wrong with me? :)
Tim Br1/30/2013 2:44:12 PM
I'm getting a BBZ10, have had a Tracfone for emergency use only for 5 years. Also have 2 pals who are switching from iPhones after I told them about Gazelle which will give you a good price for used phones. :)
sarahtew1/30/2013 2:44:15 PM
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 2:44:18 PM
RIM's monitoring your radio and music collection. It's actually part of the RIM "premium music service."
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 2:44:30 PM
That's, of course, a joke to anyone without a sense of humor.
sarahtew1/30/2013 2:44:31 PM
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Ace Legend1/30/2013 2:45:07 PM
I'm actually looking forward to this. I have never used Blackberrys before, but since I am a developer, I got to try the developer version of BB 10. I actually think the OS is great. Only thing holding it back is lack of apps. But they did a fine job making it easy for developers.
sarahtew1/30/2013 2:45:18 PM
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 2:45:26 PM
There's still at least 10 minutes until the official start, and the event may be delayed even further, so hang tight.
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 2:45:49 PM
So far, it's just the press. There's a large crowd of analysts and other industry folks still outside waiting to get in.
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 2:46:05 PM
For once, the press get the VIP treatment. It's a refreshing change.
Billy1/30/2013 2:46:10 PM
notice no one is using the Blackberry playbook
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 2:46:32 PM
@Billy: They are using PlayBooks at the registration desk. You need to type your name in on a PlayBook to get your badge.