Wednesday, March 13, 2013

RIM will launch BlackBerry's new model in the U.S. on March 22

Research In Motion (RIM) is going to launch its latest mobile phone handset, BlackBerry Z10, in the U.S. market with AT&T on March 22. This new model is going to be the fully touch-based smartphone from RIM. If anyone buys this handset from AT&T with a two-year contract then it will cost $199.99. Soon after RIM unveiled the phone in late January, the device began selling in the U.K. and Canada.
Another model that will come with physical keyboard is BlackBerry Q10. This version is expected to hit the market between mid-May and early January. That means the users will have to wait more eight to ten weeks after a career releases a model with only a touch screen, the BlackBerry Z10.
With the launch of this new handset, RIM is trying its best to make a strong comeback in the smartphone market. In the U.S. market, shipments of BlackBerry decreased from 46 percent in 2008 to 2 percent in 2012. Thanks to redesigned BlackBerry, RIM’s shares jumped $1.32, or 10.1 percent, to $14.38 in midday trading on the Nasdaq.
It is expected that RIM will be able to make tough competition with top smartphone makers. It is time to see if they can achieve their lost position or not.