UK networks give BlackBerry 10 full support
RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry 10 gets the thumbs up from major UK networks
It’s landing in January and represents a fresh start for the company. There’s a lot riding on it already but UK networks seem confident in what RIM has in store, pledging full support BlackBerry 10-powered handsets.
Vodafone, O2, Three, and EE have all confirmed that they will carry BlackBerry 10 devices once they land in Q1 of next year. Surprised? You really shouldn’t be: RIM accounted for just under a quarter of the UK smartphone space last year.
It has consistently lost ground to iOS and Android over the past 18 months, but many – including myself – feel confident that BlackBerry 10 will bring RIM back into the game.
The Carphone Warehouse has also confirmed that it will be stocking BB10 devices.
Interested in getting a BlackBerry 10 device? Read our overview of everything that’s currently known about the device, as well as our first-look at the platform itself.
RIM will officially launch BlackBerry 10 on January 30. The first handset to carry the new OS, said to be called the BlackBerry London, is expected to land before the close of Q1 2013.
We expect to see some hardware in late-February early March.