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RIM's BlackBerry 10 launch event (live blog)

Coverage of the launch of BlackBerry 10.

  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:21:26 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:21:31 PM
    We have created a platform that works with other things like cars, or a health care system. That's the promise of BB10 platform, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:21:59 PM
    A good browser, apps, camera -- that's just expected. So how does BB go beyond that?
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:22:04 PM
    The platform better sync via direct mind link...that's the only way to leapfrog the competition.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:22:20 PM
    Heins says BB10 has a focus on content and apps. Focus on user experience unlike anything you've seen before, he adds.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:22:34 PM
    Before unveiling BB10, he's asking for a few more minutes. I guess we've waited this long...
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:22:54 PM
    We've made the tough call to go it alone, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:23:09 PM
    He wants to give more thanks to folks who helped create the foundation of BB10.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:23:38 PM
    We've built strong relationships with our carrier partners, including 650 carriers, he says.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:23:43 PM
    Hmmm, I wonder if RIM would be in this position if it went with Android?
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:23:46 PM
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  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:24:01 PM
    You will see the amazing experience we are bringing to people with BB Hub, Flow, and Peek, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:24:25 PM
    Okay, one more thanks to Mike Lazaridis, who gets a lot of applause.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:24:41 PM
    Heins thanks Lazaridis for "guiding us into the future."
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:24:45 PM
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:24:46 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:24:59 PM
    Lazriridis and Jim Balsillie were co-CEOs before Heins took over a year ago.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:25:36 PM
    From this point forward, RIM will be re-branded BlackBerry.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:25:39 PM
    We are in a gathering of the RIM faithful.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:25:43 PM
    No more Research In Motion.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:25:48 PM
    It's one brand, one promise.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:26:00 PM
    Our customers use BlackBerrys, our employees work for BlackBerry.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:26:09 PM
    From today on, we are BlackBerry everywhere in the world, he says.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:26:11 PM
    Or shall I say BlackBerry faithful, from now on, everywhere.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:26:19 PM
    One brand. One promise.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:26:35 PM
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:26:36 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:26:41 PM
    Wow, it took them long enough. It's a smart move. No normal consumers know what Research In Motion is.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:27:13 PM
    There are fundamental pieces of our lives that BB has enhanced, he says. We knew we had to maintain that foundation on communication and give them what they want.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:27:13 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:27:20 PM
    It needs to be simple and elegant, he says.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:27:49 PM
    This is certainly a great way for a CEO to put his stamp on the company.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:28:30 PM
    BlackBerry employees are counting down to the reveal.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:28:36 PM
    And there you go, the two new BlackBerry phones.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:28:50 PM
    Heins hold up the BlackBerry Z10 and the Q10.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:28:54 PM
    And here it is! Two phones revealed! Z10 and Q10!!!
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:29:02 PM
    The Z10 is the touch-screen phone, while the Q10 is the Bold-like device.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:29:12 PM
    Aren't they beautiful? he asks.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:29:23 PM
    The Z10 comes with a 4.2-inch display, with 356 ppi.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:29:38 PM
    We created a cinematic experience with the screen, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:29:50 PM
    The back of the Z10 has a textured surface that's comfortable to hold, with a slight curve on the back.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 3:30:01 PM
    Yeah, the Q10 uses a Bold-style Keyboard...that'll make a lot of BB users happy.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 3:30:09 PM
    The browser is super fast, he says. No matter what you do, you're one swipe away from all of your activities, he says.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 3:30:14 PM
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