As many as six different models to be unveiled this year.
While images of an upcoming QWERTY BlackBerry 10 device have already been circulating the Internet for a while now, Research In Motion has plans to launch other BlackBerry 10 devices this year, as many as six handsets in total.
In an interview with FierceWireless at CES, CMO Frank Boulben commented that while RIM will launch a full touch and QWERTY device later this month, they have many more models planned for the rest of the year, each one targeting different price points.
The BlackBerry 10 OS is a complete ground-up redesign of the BlackBerry experience, one that relies heavily on gestures to navigate around the interface. Delays last year forced RIM to postpone the flagship launch, but it has confirmed a launch event for BlackBerry 10 in New York and other parts of the world on Jan 30th. Many analysts are skeptical that BlackBerry 10 will revive RIM’s dwindling status in the mobile market against the likes of Apple and Android, but only in a few weeks time will we really see the reception for the new OS.