The official report isn’t from RIM but rather Gitex Shopper. They are saying that the date of launch will be January 2. That would be earlier than originally reported which was late January or February.
What Gitex Shopper had to say:
“However, if the BlackBerry 10 models are launching on January 2, 2013, UAE residents would be able to receive the first few handsets within two weeks or so of its release.”
UAE looks like they are ready for Bb 10. Vishesh Bhatia, CEO of Jumbo Electronics, said earlier: “RIM has been given a new lease on life with the announcement of the BlackBerry 10.”
RIM has yet to comment on this news.