We reported yesterday that analysts from the Detwiler Fenton firm were speculating that BlackBerry 10 devices wouldn't be making it to users hands until March - with the N-Series devices not showing up till June. This speculation has brought about a big reaction from the tech community. We know that RIM has repeatedly said many times over that carrier support is great, and we are to see BlackBerry 10 devices become available shortly after the Jan 30th launch date. Well, RIM has responded, and here is their official statement:
"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."
Nothing new here. Just RIM re-iterating what they have already said. It's not uncommon for analysts to try and manipulate the market with wild off-the-mark speculation. Perhaps they were looking to bring down the price of RIMM stock, and buy in while it's still low before it skyrockets next year.