RIM’s CES and MWC plans revealed

RIM’s CES and MWC plans revealedI penned a Mobile World Congress 2012 preview a couple of weeks back, and admittedly forgot all about RIM. Oops.

Now we’re hearing exactly what the Canadians have in store, not only for Mobile World Congress in February, but also CES in Vegas next week.

Firstly, Engadget has shared details of an invite to an “intimate event” at CES, hosted by Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations, and Martyn Mallick, VP of Global Alliances.

Mallick and Saunders will “show how BlackBerry provides the best app platform in the industry today” with BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 (rumoured to be introducing bog standard integrated email goodness i.e. of the non-BlackBerry variety) and BlackBerry 7 OS.

Meanwhile, a RIM spokesman has revealed the company’s plans for Mobile World Congress 2012. The spokesman told Pocket-lint: "2012 will be the year of BlackBerry 10 so we’ll be showcasing the capabilities of our future operating system as well as demonstrating the power of BlackBerry 7, with a particular focus on NFC and BBM connected apps.

"Research In Motion will be there in force."

It’s not clear if BlackBerry 10 (formerly BBX) will be backed up with any hardware. The first BlackBerry 10 devices aren’t expected till later on in 2012.

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jmarcelino  Jan. 6, 2012 at 11:50

What, no mention of this clusterbomb of a news item?

RIM reportedly intends to license BlackBerry software to Samsung, HTC and others

Now something like that could really warm up the industry ;-)

jmarcelino  Jan. 6, 2012 at 11:52

"Your comment is awaiting moderation, the moboterators will approve your comment shortly!"

Why?!? It never did before. I'm a good guy Mobot, I'm even concerned about the mods' well-being.

edit: oh this one came right through? is it because I linked to BGR? Come on approve my other comment re "RIM reportedly intends to license BlackBerry software to Samsung, HTC and others"


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