BlackBerry 10 Global Launch Event Keynote Wrap-Up


BlackBerry 10 launch event keynote

Today was a truly amazing day for us here at BlackBerry. We officially launched our new platform, BlackBerry 10, and some of you will be able to get your hands on a BlackBerry Z10 as soon as tomorrow. Check out the recap below to stay on top of the day’s news.

Research In Motion is now BlackBerry

On stage, Thorsten announced that from now on the company will be called BlackBerry – one brand, one promise. Check out the full blog post, and don’t the miss the interview with Frank Boulben, CMO of BlackBerry.

BlackBerry Z10

The BlackBerry Z10 is a stunning device with a gorgeous touchscreen that uses the latest technology for fast, accurate typing and a crystal clear display. Running on the new BlackBerry 10 platform, this device has elegant features that bring the BlackBerry experience to the next level. Read more about the BlackBerry Z10 in the full blog post.

BlackBerry 10 launch event keynote

BlackBerry Q10

The BlackBerry Q10 is the first BlackBerry 10 device to feature a physical keyboard. It’s packed with the same great features you’ve become familiar with in BlackBerry 10, but provides an unmatched physical typing experience for customers who just need to have that keyboard. See how it works in the full blog post and video.

BBM Video Chat with Screenshare

BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM, has been taken to the next level with BBM Video Chat and screen sharing capabilities. This is going to open up some new possibilities for collaborating and communicating with your friends and colleagues. Watch as Vivek demos this on stage from the Global Launch event, and read more about it in the full blog post.

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BlackBerry Story Maker

Easily compile your photos, videos and songs into your own movie – BlackBerry Story Maker allows you to create your own cinematic moments on the new BlackBerry Z10 and share them with your friends. Check out Vivek’s demo here:

[ YouTube link for mobile viewing ]

70,000 Apps at Launch

BlackBerry 10 will launch with more apps than any first-generation platform, and will have more than 1,000 of the top apps from around the world. BlackBerry 10 also has commitments from partners including Disney, Cisco, Foursquare, Skype and Rovio. Check out the full blog post and video here.

BlackBerry 10 launch event keynote

BlackBerry Welcomes Alicia Keys as Global Creative Director

We’re very excited to be entering into a partnership that will see a unique collaboration between BlackBerry and 14-time Grammy® Award-winning artist, Alicia Keys. She’ll be working with the team for creative inspiration and will lead the BlackBerry Keep Moving Projects. Read more about our collaboration with Alicia Keys and the “Keep Moving” Projects here.

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This has truly been an exciting day for all BlackBerry customers and fans. Let us know your impressions of the global launch of BlackBerry 10 below!

About Donny Halliwell

Donny is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at BlackBerry and Former Editor-in-Chief for the Inside BlackBerry blogs. There's no disputing, #TeamBlackBerry is awesome. I'm pumped to have the opportunity to talk with you and bring you the latest and greatest from Inside BlackBerry every day. In my spare time, I can be found helping entrepreneurs and startup companies grow their business. I spend the rest, obsessing over the auto industry, or enjoying music. Follow me on Twitter or Google+

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    Reblogged this on rngeek1966 and commented:
    I loved what I saw at the @BlackBerry Launch Event. I was having some wishful thoughts about hearing about a #PlayBook update.

  • Jo Fergus

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Congrats to RIM (erm, Blackberry) on pulling off a much anticipated launch of their new BB10 line.
    A few minor technical glitches in the online presentation, and a somewhat stiff attempt at warmth and enthusiasm for the momentous occasion didn’t take anything away from this enormous occasion.

    What did distract from a clear vision of the future though (IMO) is this:

    People say that RIM is nothign without BlackBerry…
    Will that reasoning also apply if “BlackBerry” (inc.) becomes more than a smartphone manufacturer….Extending itself into a larger ecosystem for communications, networked devices, and proffessional/enterprise services…as I beleive is the blue-sky projection?

    How does the term “BlackBerry” suitably represent the varied business and research activities of say…QNX?

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