Too Little, Too Late

Research In Motion announced today that it will hold its BlackBerry 10 launch event on January 30th, 2013. The event will happen simultaneously in multiple countries around the world.  This day will mark the official launch of its new platform – BlackBerry 10, as well as the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

This is probably too little, and much, much too late. It’s a shame — BlackBerry 10 looks intriguing from both a hardware and software standpoint, but it simply isn’t going to gain third-party developers or end-user support, both of which it needs to be successful.