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If yesterday's rumor about the first BlackBerry 10 device possibly being introduced in August got you hoping that RIM may introduce some new BB10 hardware at its BlackBerry World show next week, well, we've got some bad news for you. A RIM representative has confirmed to CNET that there won't be any BlackBerry 10 hardware unveiled at the event, which runs from May 1st through May 3rd. The company will be showing off its BlackBerry 10 software, though, and RIM has previously announced that it'll hand out BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha units to developers at the gathering, although the company has stressed that those devices won't be final hardware nor will they be running the final BB10 software.

This news isn't a total surprise considering that RIM has said that the first BlackBerry 10 devices won't be launching until the second half of this year. And while it is kind of a bummer that it's still not clear when we'll get our first peek at BlackBerry 10 hardware, at least RIM will be using next week's event to show us its shiny new platform. As usual, you can bet that we'll be bringing you all of the news out of BlackBerry World as it happens. How many of you are interested in seeing what RIM has to offer with BlackBerry 10?

Via CNET


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Jannis Anderson That wont come back!
Chad Richter I'm hopeful for them. I use my playbook regularly and enjoy the os. It's not perfect yet but if the bb10 handsets use a similar os and they gain developer interest they'll have a chance. Slim. But a chance regardless
Tyler Sanders It wolid be called istend whoreberry world because they never show any new blackberrys this year
Clio Tam Blackberry has done too little, too late, if they did something when Android came out to compete with the two very capable OSes (Android and iOS), maybe a better app store? and their phones getting bigger screens, then they probably had a chance, but not now. With Android and iOS getting ever so popular, and now Windows Phone giving it a crack at taking some sales, theres just no place for BB unless they do something amazing that nobody has thought of.
Avi Rava Yes, Some people get it unknowningly. Haha.
Justin Fitzgerald Nope, they had there time before apple and android came along.
Brandon Johnson Contrary to what people have been led to believe, Android also is restricted or have people forgotten that some devices didn't (or still don't) have access to the gapps or the whole Motorola/Skyhook ordeal?
Edgar Emanuel Rivera Rojas What do you mean cubamus about reatricted? I have Windows phone and i am sooo proud to have it,better than android and ios
Orion Pax Windows Phone is not doing good people....get it thru your heads...Its restricted like iOS...we don't need 2 restricted Mobile OS...iOS is good enough.
Zach Cline Yeah the playbook was so amazing- Guess that's why it was a major flop huh?
Travis Daley Stating that RIM is a Canadian company I believe that they will beable to pull it off. Since were Canadian we don't need to copy Apple and Google cause we have are own ideas. The blackberry playbook is an amazing tablet as well as any blackberry keyboard. They are unique in there own way. Why don't you try making a smartphone that compares to blackberry, apple, or google and see how well you do?
Jose Angel Santiago Not a chance!!!!
Hector E Craig Jajajajajajajajajaja no.
Genaro Gomez Blackberry is finished .
Facebook user Blackberry is just taking too long to release new devices
Tabib Rehman Only blackberry product ive ever liked is the blackberry playbook
Don McCoy Not as currently rolling. Their hardware doesn't compare to iPhone, or high quality build Htcs, etc. they don't have the kind of software and app ecosystem to compete with ios, android, wp7. They need a complete reboot. And even if they do they are swimming upstream. They have to be drastically BETTER to steal market share. It's not happening. Palm was once the dominant handheld mobile device. RIM went beyond that, but stood still while iOS then Android surpassed them, and now they lag behind WP7 even. Not impossible for them to make a comeback. But highly unlikely.
Zach Cline They aren't relevant to the consumer.
Gerald Mccrae F rim it's there fault there can't compete. Rim it's the consumer who trade in cell phone every two years not businesses. We are the ones who can put you back in the race. You need three new phone to release at the same time two for consumers one with window phone android and one for businesses if not your going to fail
William Howser Since it's a government phone, we won't seeing their best. The only bb's we see and use are the hackable devices everyone complains about. The government uses bb's we will never see. What we see in the shows is cover to keep the company relevant to the consumer.
Alejandro Castro I thought they left the consumer market already? O__o
Mark Fisher Jr. Not a MF chance.
Tabib Rehman besides rimming
Silver Ochoa Rim needs to show something...
Jamel Sankey HELL NO
Brian D Buckley Very sad. I was a big fan of RIM and my Blackberry, Android has my attention and has for 3 handsets now, i see no reason to go back to RIM. I am not alone, as i have said for 4 years now RIM needs a huge overhaul of the OS,the hardware has always been top notch, Just wright some new software to keep up or revolutionize and they nay stand a chance.
Edgar Emanuel Rivera Rojas Windows phone is going to dominate the market soon,blackberry is going to die very soon
Tabib Rehman Hopefully one of those devices will be good but the rest the kids will buy
Seth Haber So what is the point of having a Blackberry World conference?
Gary Brown They can make a comeback, just merge with webOS. Fix the app store and come up with better devices. Nothing wrong with 3rd place.
Eduardo Ordaz Yes. Put Android in those.
Jason Smith My business is phasing blackberry out so I dont see them lasting
Clint Harris Not a big deal. Don't expect a finished device cause they've said it would be done later in the year. I just wanna see how the OS is advancing. I'm buying a phone later in the yr and its one of these if it rocks, a SS GSIII or new iPhone 5.
Bryant Buchanan No. I wonder if windows can buy out blackberry/rim and then they can compete
Paul-James Wahlström-Williams heres a thought, bb with windows phone OS on it, that would be a good blend I think
Brandon Ashwood i think they should make their devices for business and try no to compete with apple and android...too far behind already but that is my personal opinion




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