BlackBerry 10 will not be making it to the back-to-school market, or even the holiday season. However, Research In Motion’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, doesn’t seem to be worried about missing the holiday season.

Why’s that? Apparently, carriers tell Heins that most of their Q4 business is prepaid. Although, the competitors seem to believe otherwise. If what Heins has been told from carriers is true, then RIM’s delay may have been more well thought out than it appeared.

Despite the delay, Heins has now insisted that BlackBerry 10 is “near the finishing line.” A five-week roadshow is expected soon, where Heins will show nearly complete versions of the first two BlackBerry 10 devices to carriers.

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via SA