So they've brought up a guy who refused to cut his hair until BlackBerry 10 launches. The guy says he's starting to like his long hair.
Ok, this hair thing with Crackberry Kevin is a little...odd.
Oh, they've brought out scissors -- I guess he's getting a little hair cut in front of everyone.
Ouch...that's a rough hair cut. But it generates a lot of applause.
Man, they are seriously running in circles here. Let the show begin!
Yes, there is hair cutting happening.
The announcer is wearing thin...ugh.
Okay, the wait is over. Woohoo!
CEO Thorsten Heins takes the stage to big applause.
The press, of course, is silent.
Anyone murmuring "Qualcomm" yet?
Good morning, good afternoon, good night, wherever you're celebrating the launch of BB10.
The man himself has taken the stage. Let the fun begin!
Yes, there are BB events everywhere, but you know the show is going to be based in NYC.
Heins: It's easily been the most challenging year in my career to date, but it's been, by far, the most exciting.
It feels like BlackBerry New Year's Eve.
Heins: Innovation is at the heart of RIM.
The opportunity he saw was BB10. Heins: Finally, here we are!
So many people have played a role to getting us to this date, he says. Thanks developers, carrier and retail partners, communities where we live and work. Most of all, it's been our employees.
Waiting for the confetti and ball to drop.
The people have been at their most committed, engaged, and creative. Heins wants to thank them for their accomplishments.
"BlackBerry 10 is here." Not quite yet.
Says this isn't the finishing line, it's the starting line. Yep.
BB10 users are hyper-connected, want to get things done, and are multi-taskers.
This is for people who consider multitasking a must-have, he says.
Oh don't say that Thorsten, makes me nervous about more delays.
BB10 will keep them moving, he says.
We intend to lead the move from mobile communications to true mobile computing.
Ugh, Apple and Google would argue they're already there.
Says you will be constantly connected to all info in real time.
With secure network, we will be a leader in connecting you to the Internet of things, he says.