Good news for Research in Motion (RIM), as major U.S. carriers Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile have all agreed to carry the manufacturer’s upcoming line of BlackBerry 10 handsets, set to being released later this month.
The news provides a much-needed sense of reassurance for the manufacturer, after it suffered long production delays — the first models running this operating system were origianlly scheduled to debut back in early 2012.
Now in 2013 RIM appears poised to introduce its ambitious platform, which will include a new operating system and a slew of new devices, including a touch-screen phone and QWERTY-keyboard device that are set to be announced on January 30.
By far BlackBerry 10’s biggest asset is its business-friendly development. Prior to this upcoming release, RIM ha announced that more than 150 carriers around the world along with major Enterprise customers are already testing the new platform. Additionally the platform is set to release with at least 70,000 applications within its store.
While major carriers have agreed to carry BlackBerry 10 devices in some fashion, all of them have remained tight-lipped as to what specific devices would be offered.
Now with support from major U.S. — and and UK carriers, too — RIM appears on solid ground for its rapidly approaching launch of the BlackBerry 10 platform. No doubt the manufacturer will hope to recapture some of its old audience and add to its current 79 million existing customers. Likely the RIM’s main competition will rest against the Apple iPhone, which isn’t as business friendly, but it more popular with users.