Earlier today, BGR made a claim that BlackBerry 10 devices were delayed, not due to LTE chipsets, but that the BlackBerry 10 devices were vaporware. BGR claimed their source said Mike Lazaridis was ‘lying’ about the real reason during the Q3 fiscal 2012 earnings call. RIM had this response:

“We refer you to our Q3 earnings call. The anonymous claim suggesting otherwise is inaccurate and uninformed.http://bbry.lv/RIMQ3EC

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RIM made a strategic decision to launch BlackBerry 10 devices with a new, LTE-based dual core chip set architecture.  As explained on our earnings call, the broad engineering impact of this decision and certain other factors significantly influenced the anticipated timing for the BlackBerry 10 devices.  The anonymous claim suggesting otherwise is inaccurate and uninformed.  As RIM has previously explained, and as Mike Lazaridis reiterated on the earnings call, we will not launch BlackBerry 10 devices until we know they are ready and we believe this new chip set architecture is required to deliver the world class user experience that our customers will expect.  Any suggestion to the contrary is simply false.   We appreciate the interest in our future platform and we will continue to work hard to deliver that platform as soon as possible.  At the same time, we also remain very excited with the success of our recently launched BlackBerry 7 smartphones and we believe these products offer a very compelling choice for both new customers and the almost 75 million BlackBerry users around the world.””

We’ve already mentioned how the delay may not be too bad, and could be a turnaround for RIM. A fellow N4BB reader even gave their thoughts on the allegations in the rebuttal found here.