Good news for RIM fans in the United States: Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and even T-Mobile have confirmed that they will be offering BlackBerry 10 devices this year. BlackBerry 10 is set to be launched on January 30, where multiple devices and partnerships are expected to be unveiled.
RIM has been working on their new OS for years. The OS is based on QNX, a system used in industrial capacities and renown for its stability and security. Stability and security are two features that RIM has historically touted as it tried to gain as much business support as possible. It seems as if the Waterloo-based company is aiming to go a similar route with BlackBerry 10, which is optimized in many ways for corporate use.
Unlike its predecessor, BlackBerry 10 does offer many of the features and capabilities of a smartphone designed for use in all aspects of life. As with all new platforms, however, there is expected to be a lack of apps until enough devices are out in the wild. That lack of apps may cripple the platform for some time, even if it does prove to be useful and productive.