Today’s the day that RIM, plus millions of BlackBerry users around the world, have been waiting for. We’re live in Toronto at their BlackBerry 10 launch event and we’ll bring you live updates as they happen.
10:19 – Thorstein Heins on stage, espousing the virtues of BlackBerry 10. “People who need balance in both their personal and business lives.”
10:20 – “Guess what? BlackBerry 10 will keep people moving.” Narrow to broadband; analog to digital; mobile applications to mobile computing.
10:21 – How do we go beyond those minimal expectations? “BlackBerry 10 builds on 20 years of communications security and leadership. It’s a realtime operating system at the core.”
10:22 – “Two years ago, we made the decision to go it alone.” Had the choice of adopting another platform or building an entirely new one.
10:23 – “Both RIM and QNX continue to amaze us.” Shout-out to RIM employees and Jim Balsillie. Nice touch.
10:25 – RIM has rebranded to BlackBerry. New ticker: BB