A Research in Motion (RIM) BlackBerry smartphone handset is pictured along with an Apple iPhone in this illustration picture taken in Lavigny, July 21, 2012 (Photo : Reuters)
For years, Research in Motion has been entrenched, bracing itself against the might of Apple and Samsung. But tomorrow is different. Tomorrow, the battered company will make its final push into enemy territory and host its official BlackBerry 10 launch event in New York, London, Toronto, Paris, Delhi, Jakarta, Dubai, and Johannesburg. The official unveiling of the BlackBerry Z10 and X10 smartphones will take place at 10 A.M. EST, linked to RIM's live stream on its online newsroom. RIM promises "Details on the smartphones and their availability will be announced at the event."
Courtesy of a bevy of leaks in the past few weeks, we know about the Z10, X10, and N-Series BlackBerry models. Also known as the L-Series, the Z10 will likely feature a 4.2-inch screen with a 1280x768 display, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, and an 1,800mAh battery, a 2MP front camera, an 8MP back camera, single LED flash with auto focus, and 1080p digital recording with 5x digital zoom. The X10 and N-Series will carry a traditional keypad.
Despite a positive public perception and the steady rise of RIM's stocks, Forbes reports that the company's shares dropped precipitously the past two days. The site adds, "The stock has had a mammoth run in anticipation of the event-doubling over the last three months-which is going to make it that much harder for the shares to react positively to news that already has been pretty well telegraphed."
It remains to be seen whether or not the BlackBerry brand can make a comeback, but it's clear that Research in Motion has its work cut out for itself. Check back with Latinos Post as updates become available.