Posted: Jan 30, 2013 9:21 AM by Chenda Ngak - CBS
Research in Motion launched the highly-anticipated makeover of its mobile operating system, BlackBerry 10, at a press event in New York City on Wednesday.
RIM kicked off the launch event with endorsements from professional around the world. The company says it went on a world tour to talk to developers about the BB10.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins took to the stage to unveil the BB10's final features and the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10, which will be the first to run exclusively on the BB10 OS.
"This is one of the biggest launches in our industry and today is not the finish line, it's the starting line," said CEO Thorsten Heins.
Heins also announced that RIM is changing its name from "Research in Motion" to "BlackBerry." According to CNBC, the new Nasdaq ticker symbol will be BBRY.
BlackBerry Z10 is a touchscreen device running on BB10, has a 4.2-inch 1,280 x 768 touchscreen display with a 356 pixel density. BlackBerry Q10 will keep a full QWERTY keyboard and has a 3.1-inch display.
The new BlackBerry devices are geared toward professionals who use their devices for personal use and work by using swipe gestures to switch between "work" and "personal" profiles.
BlackBerry Messenger got a big update. The chat client now offers video chatting and screen share.
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