We told you earlier in the day about Al Sacco over at @CIO who of which recently sat down with Research In Motions CEO, Thorsten Heins. Sacco asks Heins some very interesting questions, going through the full interview, Heins confirms the launch of new Blackberry 1o devices in January of 2013!!
Here is the specifics of the confirmed BB10 launch:
The general message of your recent editorial, and your message in your BlackBerry World keynote address in May, is that you understand BlackBerry stock holders’, customers’ and users’ frustration, but that they should keep the faith and their patience will be rewarded. But how long do they have to wait for RIM to prove it is still in the game? Will BlackBerry 10 solve all of RIM’s problems? Or are we looking at two or three more years before faith in RIM is restored?
Faith in RIM and the financial expression of that are two different things. I’m not happy with the situation at RIM either. Who can be happy and satisfied with where we are? What I am satisfied with is that I know we have a path to the future with BlackBerry 10, because I see it.
In January with the full touch device and the QWERTY coming, I think we will reinstall faith in RIM. That’s what we’re working on. This is what our objective is, and when I’ve talked to carriers about the delay of BlackBerry 10, the overwhelming feedback was, “First, thank you for letting us know in advance. Second, Q4 is mostly a prepaid quarter anyway, lot of noise coming, actually why don’t we focus on a Q1  launch and make this a major launch in Q1?” I think we have a lot of support there.
I have faith in the future. My team is working relentlessly to create that future.