BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion says it will hold a launch event for its much-delayed new BlackBerry 10 smartphones on January 30.

The Canadian company said today details on the smartphones and their availability will be announced at the event. RIM will unveil both a touchscreen and keyboard version.

The new software is seen as critical to RIM’s survival. The release will come as the company struggles in North America to hold onto customers who are abandoning BlackBerrys for flashier iPhones and Android phones.

RIM’s hopes hang on BlackBerry 10. It’s thoroughly redesigned for the touchscreen, Internet browsing and apps experience that customers now expect. A full touchscreen device is expected to be released first, followed shortly after by a physical keyboard version. – from The Jamaica Observer

What do you think Stush fam? Will this spark some competition between Team Blackberry and Team iPhone/Android?

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