Early next year is set to be crazy busy, with CES in January, Mobile World Congress the month after, and not forgetting the BlackBerry 10 launch sandwiched in the middle.
The last thing RIM’s OS needs is a Nokia Lumia 920-style exclusive, so we’re happy to report that most – if not all – of the major UK networks will embrace BlackBerry 10.
We’re crediting Engadget here. Sounds like they’ve been jawing directly with some of the Big Five.
Three and EE (that’s Orange and T-Mobile’s tag team) have loosely confirmed BlackBerry 10 goodness for next year, though that’s as forthcoming as they get at this stage.
O2 has told the Engadgetrons it’ll welcome BlackBerry 10 in “early 2013”, while Big Red - Vodafone - has reportedly “implied” that it’ll host BlackBerry 10-flavoured wares.
On top of the Big Five, Phones 4u has promised to unleash BlackBerry 10 in Q1 2013. Not surprising, really.
We’ll reserve judgment till the January 30 BlackBerry 10 launch (well, “obvs”), but we’re hoping RIM turns up and ruffles some Android/iOS feathers.
If you’re scanning through this article and thinking: ‘What the hell’s a BlackBerry 10?’ – check out BlackBerry 10: what we know so far. Er, noting that it was penned a few weeks ago.