BlackBerry Announces Blackberry 10 Operating System, Z10 Phone, and New Company Name

Jan 30, 2013

BlackBerry enthusiasts have new reason to rejoice. Research in Motion (RIM), the company that makes BlackBerry, announced a new phone, operating system, and company name. Going forward, RIM will be BlackBerry, pinning its hopes on the new BlackBerry 10 operating system and the Z10 phone which will debut in the UK first and won't come to the states until March.

BlackBerry says it will have 70,000 apps to start, including such favorites as Skype and Kindle. The new phone will boast a touchscreen, rather than the old full keyboard most of us remember. But what may be of most interest to the corporate clients that were BlackBerry's bread and butter for so long is the operating system's ability to keep the user's work and personal accounts separate. Users can toggle between work and personal modes, keeping the two completely separate and cutting down on the number of devices a person needs.