While some Blackberry users are clamoring to get their hands on the new L-series full touchscreen Blackberry 10 device come 2013, we’re sure that there are just as many Blackberry users who are more interested in seeing how RIM’s QWERTY Blackberry 10 devices will perform, and if the comfort of typing on them would be similar, if not better, than the current-gen Blackberry phones. Some of you guys might have read a report on Forbes that suggested that RIM will not be releasing their QWERTY Blackberry 10 device until at least June, but according to the folks at CrackBerry who reached out to RIM for confirmation, and it was revealed that isn’t the case.
Details of the commercial availability for BlackBerry 10 will be announced at the global launch events on January 30. Our executives have made it clear that the touch screen device will be available shortly after launch with the physical keyboard version to follow shortly after that.
The statement does not say exactly when, but based on past interviews conducted with RIM’s CEO, it was noted that despite the delay of the first Blackberry 10 device, this would not affect the launch of the company’s Blackberry 10 QWERTY device, and with Blackberry 10’s announcement due in January of 2013, we agree with CrackBerry that it does not make sense for the company to announce a device only to have it made available a good half a year later. Either way hopefully more details will be revealed closer to the date, so in the meantime keeping your fingers crossed wouldn’t be a bad idea.