Originally Blackberry 10 was expected to launch before the end of 2012 but RIM quickly realised that wasn't going to be possible and pushed the launch of their new operating system back to the start of 2013.
Now it looks like the manufacturer have delayed the launch the platform again and it now looks set to land in March. The information was spotted by Forbes in a research note where Jefferies analyst Peter Misek reported "“We had hoped for a January launch but now see a March launch as more likely,”.
RIM have been having a torrid time in the last year with Blackberry's smartphone market share dropping rapidly and server crashes affecting the reputation of the brand. For this reason we can understand why they would want to delay the launch of Blackberry 10 to ensure the operating is perfect when it does finally land.
Blackberry 10 is a completely redesigned operating system which RIM hopes can turn around the fortunes of Blackberry smartphones. It's also been hinted that RIM could license out the operating system to other manufacturers to try to get a higher installed user-based for the platform.
When Blackberry 10 does finally land RIM really need it to be a success or the company could be in a very bad position. However, in the same research note it was stated that RIM don't expect to be taken over in the near future but long-term that could be the only option if the company can't compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung.
As always 3G will be reporting on the latest news and rumoured related to Blackberry smartphones, so come back soon to ensure your kept up to date.
By Simon Thomas on 10th October, 2012