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RIM's BlackBerry 10 launch event (live blog)

Coverage of the launch of BlackBerry 10.

  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 4:20:35 PM
    OK, the presentation is over...now for some hands-on time hopefully.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:20:41 PM
    Cue another promo video. This one has the center stage and side walls coordinated...so that's kind of cool.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:20:51 PM
    Okay, the satellite link has dropped, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:20:57 PM
    It's just us now, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:21:06 PM
    Here comes some local information. Time to dish!
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:21:25 PM
    Everyone in this room in New York will get BlackBerry Z10s!
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:21:28 PM
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:21:43 PM
    Everyone here will get a Z10. Suh-weet.
  • Brian Bennett 1/30/2013 4:21:46 PM
    Oh wow, BB10 Z10s for everyone!
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:22:18 PM
    Okay, Heins is inviting everyone to the side room to demo the phones.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:22:28 PM
    Okay, Heins is off the stage.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:23:43 PM
    You guys may want to sit tight for a bit.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:24:02 PM
    Heins is supposed to participate in a Q&A with the press and we'll keep live blogging it.
  • John Falcone 1/30/2013 4:25:02 PM
    So, while we wait...
  • John Falcone 1/30/2013 4:25:29 PM
    What did you think, Roger? Is the new OS and the two new phones enough to keep BlackBerry relevant?
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 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 Br 1/30/2013 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 Cheng 1/30/2013 4:53:03 PM
    Q: To Alicia Keys, what exactly will you be doing for RIM?
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:53:24 PM
    Keys: This is something I'm dedicated to. This phone is for me.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:53:59 PM
    Keys: How do we manage as family people, creative people? It's an important concept for me, and a reason why we're in sync. I will continue to enhance and involve the creative and female side of the company.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:54:17 PM
    Keys: When I think of BB, I think of a male dominated space. There needs to be growth in female space.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:54:41 PM
    Keys: I love how BB is about cooperation, and communication, and how they overflow.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:55:12 PM
    Keys: I plan to help that excel and explore it further. As creative people, we want to access so much, so I want to help with that access. We want to continue to deliver things that are unexpected for BB.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:56:24 PM
    Boulben: Venezuela will be the first in South America to get the Z10 on March 12. Most of South America will be covered by March.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:56:45 PM
    A question to Keys about advice for small business owners.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:57:49 PM
    Keys: We have to keep track of expenses on the road. The power of that is to immediately do things. We're juggling many things. How do we get to our consumer. It's such an incredible opportunity to connect with people.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:58:03 PM
    The platform for the mobile device is so limited, Keys says.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:58:47 PM
    Q: What phone did you switch when you left BB?
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:59:04 PM
    Keys: She won't disclose that other phone.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 4:59:54 PM
    Keys: My main goal is to bridge that gap and create one device that allows you to do everything. Things you can do for play, you can do with BB10, and you can work at the highest efficiency with the BB10.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 5:00:30 PM
    Okay, the Q&A is wrapped up.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 5:00:46 PM
    Wow, it's been a long live blog, but thanks for sticking through with us.
  • Roger Cheng 1/30/2013 5:02:26 PM
    Please check out more of our coverage on BB10 on www.cnet.com.
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