RIM's BlackBerry 10 launch event (live blog)

Coverage of the launch of BlackBerry 10.

  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:00:39 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:00:41 PM
    So what about the favorite apps?
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 4:00:58 PM
    70K applications...but can you find a good e-book reader? Or news aggregator?
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:00:58 PM
    Yes, we have Skype committed to BB10, and Amazon Kindle, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:01:18 PM
    Also, What's App, SAP, and Angry Birds (Rovio) will be on BB10.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 4:01:30 PM
    Oh wait, Kindle has committed to BB10. Cool.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:01:30 PM
    We have more than 1,000 top apps from around the world committed to BB10.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:01:32 PM
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:01:35 PM
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:01:37 PM
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:01:39 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:01:43 PM
    It's across every category and every region across the globe.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:01:44 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:01:55 PM
    Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn from social.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:02:11 PM
    EA, Gameloft, Disney, Sega are all on board.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 4:02:18 PM
    What about Flipboard I wonder?
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:02:30 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:02:31 PM
    WSJ, Bloomberg, NY Times, TuneIn, other media apps also on board.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:02:44 PM
    There are banking apps, travel apps, finance, health care and government.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:03:06 PM
    Mallick says RIM identified top targets for apps.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:03:20 PM
    We did this for global and local brands. We realize the importance of locally relevant content, he says.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:03:39 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:03:52 PM
    Hmm...does BB10 have Temple Run 2 or Clash of Clans? Those are my two current obsessions.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:04:11 PM
    BlackBerry World is now the one-stop shop for BB apps, game, music, and video, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:04:49 PM
    BlackBerry is following Google Play's strategy of being a hub for everything.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:05:06 PM
    There's definitely more to come, Mallick teases.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:05:14 PM
    Okay, Mallick is off the stage, and cue the promo video.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:05:16 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:06:46 PM
    The video is showing off the different apps, games, and media available on BlackBerry World. It does look like a good amount of stuff.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:07:15 PM
    Okay, Heins is back on stage.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:07:39 PM
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:07:41 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:07:47 PM
    BlackBerry 10 is an entirely new way of thinking on an entirely new platform, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:08:15 PM
    In the U.S., the carriers will begin announcing pre-registration and price plans today. Just not at this event.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:08:30 PM
    The Z10 availability in March in the U.S.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:08:44 PM
    The Z10 will price at $149 for a three-year contract. Ouch.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:08:51 PM
    It'll be available in Canada in Feb. 5.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:09:07 PM
    In the U.K., the Z10 will be available tomorrow with all the carriers.
  • sarahtew 1/30/2013 4:09:14 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:09:24 PM
    Yikes, the phones will be available in March in the U.S.? That's rough!
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:09:38 PM
    At least the U.S. doesn't have three-year contracts...that is too much.
  • john.falcone 1/30/2013 4:09:39 PM
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 4:09:45 PM
    That's great but no specific U.S. carrier stated.
  • john.falcone 1/30/2013 4:09:57 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:10:14 PM
    Heins references a lot of speculation out in the market.
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