Research In Motion (NYSE:BB) launched its new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system platform today at a special event in New York. The company unveiled two new devices running the new OS, the Z10 and Q10. The Z10 features an all-touch interface while the Q10 combines touch with a physical keyboard.
The company's BlackBerry World app store now features 70,000 apps for BlackBerry 10, and now features other types of content like music and movies. The U.K. and Canada will be the first two countries to launch the Z10 within the next week, while the U.S. launch is expected to be in March.
RIM said the Q10 will launch on global carriers in April. The company also announced today that it is changing its name to BlackBerry.
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