Loyal BlackBerry keyboard addicts may not have long to wait. Reportedly, a leaked memo from Canadian carrier Rogers pins the launch date for BlackBerry’s Q10 phone as April 30.
According to wireless industry news blog MobileSyrup, a document apparently from Rogers shows the Q10 is scheduled for a “marketing launch” of April 30. That will no doubt come as good news to those hankering for a BlackBerry 10 OS device sporting a true physical keyboard. With its real QWERTY keyboard and BB10, many loyal BlackBerry customers who have not been seduced by the Z10’s touch-screen charms have eagerly awaited the Q10’s release.
Forget the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers — Research In Motion is hoping the BlackBerry 10 will be the main attraction at next month’s Super Bowl.
The company today confirmed that its new mobile operating system will be featured in a Super Bowl XLVII commercial — a first for the Canada-based company.
RIM kept mum about details of the 30-second ad, saying only that it will air in the U.S. and Canada.
“A Super Bowl commercial is a great opportunity to show the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry to tens of millions of consumers on the largest advertising stage of the year,” RIM’s chief marketing officer, Frank Boulben, said in a statement.
The new BlackBerry device features a 4.2-inch screen, slightly larger than the 4.0-inch iPhone. It also has HDMI and USB connectivity and is expected to have 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GBs of RAM, and an 8MP camera.