1. josaki's Avatar
    Found this on BGR


    After hitting a rough patch that seemed to last for most of 2012, Research In Motion (RIMM) may finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. RIM plans to unveil the finished version of its next-generation BlackBerry 10 platform at a press conference on January 30th, and at least one new smartphone is expected to be revealed during the event. Generating interest in BlackBerry 10 within the crowded global smartphone market will be no easy task for the struggling vendor, but if demand at top Canadian carrier Rogers is any indication, RIM is off to a promising start.

    In mid-December, Rogers began taking reservations for RIMís first BlackBerry 10-powered handset. The carrier offered almost no information about the BlackBerry smartphone, which has not yet been announced, but asked subscribers interested in purchasing the device to register on the companyís website.

    BGR approached Rogers on Thursday to see how subscriber response has been thus far.

    ďWhile we canít release the total number of reservations we have received for the BlackBerry 10 all-touch device, we can say that customer interest is definitely strong and reservations continue daily,Ē a Rogers spokesperson told BGR via email.

    The strong response from Rogers subscribers despite being provided only with the knowledge that the device will feature an all-touch form factor and will run the BlackBerry 10 OS is a good sign for RIM.

    The vendor has a number of difficult challenges ahead, and convincing current BlackBerry users to upgrade en masse is near the top of the list. Strong early demand at Rogers for RIMís first BlackBerry 10 handset is clearly a positive sign in this regard, as most early reservations likely came from current BlackBerry subscribers.
    01-10-13 06:57 PM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    01-10-13 07:00 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Company is switching back to blackberry
    By AcADIeN in forum General BlackBerry News, Discussion & Rumors
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 12-12-12, 03:45 PM
  2. BGR: The Blackberry Playbook is My Favorite Tablet
    By RollingRock1988 in forum BlackBerry PlayBook
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 07-10-11, 09:23 PM
  3. What is Blackberry?
    By nEEbz in forum New to the Forums? Introduce Yourself Here!
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 04-12-08, 06:31 PM
  4. How far away is Blackberry software for the iPhone?
    By MMB916 in forum Other Platforms
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-08-07, 07:08 PM
  5. Is Blackberry right for me?
    By towerjay in forum New to the Forums? Introduce Yourself Here!
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-29-07, 03:34 PM