News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday January 09, 2013.
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Though RIM is set to debut two new BlackBerry phones alongside its BlackBerry 10 software announcement later this month, the company's top marketing officer says that that it will release at least six BlackBerry 10 devices this year. Early leaks of RIM's BlackBerry 10 smartphones have emerged of an all-touchscreen device and a handset with a portrait QWERTY keyboard. Fierce Wireless reports that the company will have at least an additional four models by the end of the year.
RIM CMO Frank Boulben told Fierce Wireless, "We intend over time as we transition the portfolio to have a full range of devices." Boulben did not mention specific details about smartphone or tablet models, but he did confirm that RIM will seek to capture high-end and midrange consumers with multiple options. BlackBerry 10 is currently testing at 150 carriers, and details commercial availability of smartphones running RIM's latest operating system will be shared January 30.source: Fierce Wireless
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