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RIM to release new BlackBerrys soon after Jan. 30

November 14, 2012 • Business


FILE – In this Nov. 8, 2011, file photo, a Blackberry employee holds a mobile phone of Blackberry in Berlin. Research In Motion (RIM) made another step towards the release of its new BlackBerry smartphones on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, announcing that it plans to unveil the devices and its new operating system on Jan. 30. (AP Photo/dapd, Berthold Stadler)

TORONTO (AP) — Research In Motion Ltd. will release its much-delayed BlackBerry 10 smartphones “not too long” after a launch event on Jan. 30, a senior executive said Tuesday.

Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear said the company is still fine-tuning the new phones.

The new phones are seen as critical to RIM’s survival as the smartphone pioneer struggles in North America to hold on to customers who are abandoning BlackBerrys for flashier iPhones and Android phones. The new BlackBerry 10 system is Login to read more

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