Okay, Heins is inviting everyone to the side room to demo the phones.
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 4:22:28 PM
Okay, Heins is off the stage.
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 4:23:43 PM
You guys may want to sit tight for a bit.
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 4:24:02 PM
Heins is supposed to participate in a Q&A with the press and we'll keep live blogging it.
john.falcone1/30/2013 4:25:02 PM
So, while we wait...
john.falcone1/30/2013 4:25:29 PM
What did you think, Roger? Is the new OS and the two new phones enough to keep BlackBerry relevant?
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 4:25:47 PM
If you guys have any questions, feel free to shoot them out. I'll try to ask during the Q&A.
Tim Br1/30/2013 4:25:55 PM
Unbelievable phone! I've been telling people for months that Thorsten Heins is Steve Jobs reincarnated, he has a Master of Physics and came along at the EXACT right time in Blackberry's history. Period.
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 4:26:14 PM
Well, the OS certainly looks impressive.
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 4:26:33 PM
But beyond the OS and phone itself, RIM (or BlackBerry) needs to get past the fact that its brand has taken a major hit.
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 4:26:47 PM
BlackBerrys are NOT cool, and they will need to do a lot of work rehabilitating image.
albertd1/30/2013 4:27:06 PM
DYENAMIK1/30/2013 4:27:16 PM
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 4:27:48 PM
One thing I've noticed with the comments is an intense interest in battery life.
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 4:27:58 PM
No comment about that, so we'll have to see during the Q&A.
john.falcone1/30/2013 4:27:58 PM
For those looking for specifics on the Z10 and the OS, we have full hands-on reviews of each (see links above).
john.falcone1/30/2013 4:28:36 PM
Our colleague, Jessica Dolcourt, was able to spend a few days with the Z10.
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 4:28:46 PM
I'm also curious why there's such a long wait in the U.S. March? That's a pretty long time from now.
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 4:28:59 PM
I guess the first-quarter financials will be a complete wash.
daryll davis1/30/2013 4:29:41 PM
I'm sold I will be purchasing the Z10 as soon as its available
Gershon Forde1/30/2013 4:29:50 PM
I love the phone...But then I'm biased. Bottomline I don't see how other platforms can claim to be better than Blackberry fan(atics) anymore...
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 4:31:28 PM
Okay, the Q&A is about to start.
Nachiket1/30/2013 4:31:56 PM
will wait for the physical keyboard 1
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 4:32:19 PM
We get about 25 minutes with the executives for this Q&A.
Roger Cheng1/30/2013 4:33:31 PM
Hold on for a little bit. They are kicking out the non-press folks.
john.falcone1/30/2013 4:33:47 PM
For those asking about BB10 apps -- here's a long list of ones available now, or coming soon: