Thorsten Heins has been going on a media blitz lately to dispel the myths that BlackBerry is dead. His latest media interaction was with CIO’s Al Sacco to discuss BlackBerry 10’s delay and why consumers should wait. Heins said the reason for BlackBerry 10’s delay “is not because we added stuff to it. The delay is because our software groups were actually so successful in coding the various feature components… we got overwhelmed by integration efforts.”
If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you may have seen me tweet about how feature-rich BlackBerry 10 will be. They haven’t been adding new features, but deeply integrating the innovative ones even further. “What I commit to the public out there is that when we ship BlackBerry 10, we will do it at high quality,” said Heins. “In January with the full touch device and the QWERTY coming, I think we will reinstall faith in RIM.” Perhaps we will see the first BlackBerry 10 device(s) unveiled at CES 2013.