BlackBerry 10 OS and Smartphones Launch Worldwide on 30 January, 2013

The Blackberry 10 operating system from RIM will launch worldwide on 30 January, 2013…

We were starting to worry that Research In Motion’s Blackberry 10 OS was never going to appear, but RIM has announced that we’ll finally see it launch at the end of January.

The BlackBerry 10 launch event will happen simultaneously in multiple countries around the world and will also include the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

Delays to the release have helped in one area, though. The BlackBerry 10 platform recently achieved FIPS 140-2 certification, which means that government agencies will be able to deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 as soon as it is available.

This is the first time BlackBerry products have been certified ahead of their launch. In addition, RIM recently announced that BlackBerry 10 smartphones have now entered more than 50 carrier labs with many more entries expected in the coming weeks.

Some key features of the new BlackBerry 10 devices already unveiled recently include:

BlackBerry Flow and BlackBerry Hub

BlackBerry Flow is a new user experience that allows seamless navigation across open applications and the BlackBerry Hub. All messages, notifications, feeds, and calendar events come into the BlackBerry Hub and no matter what the user is doing with the device, with a simple gesture, they can peek into the Hub at any time.

BlackBerry Keyboard

The BlackBerry Keyboard learns how you write and adapts to how you type so you can write faster and more accurately, giving you the kind of legendary typing experience that only BlackBerry can deliver.

BlackBerry Balance

BlackBerry Balance offers the most elegant way to satisfy both customer and corporate needs without compromising on either. With BlackBerry Balance, personal apps and information are kept separate from work data, and the customer can switch from their personal to work profile with a simple gesture. The work profile is fully encrypted and secure, enabling organizations to protect their content and applications, while at the same time letting customers get the most out of their smartphone for their personal use.

Thorsten Heins, president and CEO of Research In Motion, said BlackBerry 10 is designed to create a unique mobile computing experience that constantly adapts to your needs.

“Our team has been working tirelessly to bring our customers innovative features combined with a best in class browser, a rich application ecosystem, and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities. All of this will be integrated into a user experience – the BlackBerry Flow – that is unlike any smartphone on the market today,” Heins said.