While all of us are waiting for BlackBerry 10 to hit the market Research In Motion has been working feverishly to get the carriers to approve BlackBerry 10. Research In Motion’s CEO Thorsten Heins has released the following statement below informing us that BlackBerry 10 has reached Lab Entry with more than 50 carriers! Hit the break to read the statement!
Thorsten Heins, President and CEO, Research In Motion, stated:
I’m very pleased to confirm that we have passed a critical milestone in the development of our brand new mobile computing platform, BlackBerry 10. In the last week, BlackBerry 10 achieved Lab Entry with more than 50 carriers – a key step in our preparedness for the launch of BlackBerry 10 in the first quarter of 2013. We made this commitment during our recent results conference call and we have delivered. This process will continue in the coming months as more carriers around the world formally evaluate the devices and our brand new software.
I have spent the last several weeks on the road visiting with carrier partners around the world to show them the BlackBerry 10 platform and to share with them our plans for launch. Their response has been tremendous. They are excited about the prospect of launching BlackBerry 10 in their markets. Our respective teams are now engaged on the technical and commercial preparation of the launch of BlackBerry 10 and the lab entry is an important milestone in that context.
The hard work will not stop here as we build towards launch. Our developer teams are continuing to generate momentum to bring a wealth of applications to BlackBerry 10, our enterprise teams have started to present BlackBerry 10 devices and services to our business customers, and our engineers are fully mobilized to ensure that BlackBerry 10 launches flawlessly in the first quarter of 2013.
We are excited to see that RIM is still on track for a Q1 launch of their much anticipated BlackBerry 10 lineup!