Research In Motion (RIM) has been slowly but steadily losing their smartphone market share not only in the US, but in just about every other country in the world – with the exception of perhaps Indonesia. Those who are still flying RIM’s flag high have hopes that the BlackBerry 10 operating system that is scheduled for a Q1 2013 release will arrive on time, and not come botched in any way. Having said that, it is rather encouraging to hear that 50 carriers are currently testing the BlackBerry 10 operating system in stages known as “Lab Entry”.
During the early testing stages which is extremely crucial, carriers will use the operating system in any way possible to make sure that the new hardware and software will work flawlessly on the respective networks, so that customers who decide to jive with BlackBerry 10 when the time comes will be left with a sweet memory. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said that the response of their carrier partners concerning the BlackBerry 10 “has been tremendous.” Sure, I did not expect him to say otherwise – did you?