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Preview On Research In Motion's Blackberry 10

Anticipation is high for Research in Motion (RIMM) to release details on its Blackberry 10 device on January 30, 2013. Some of the details for the device are already known, but not everything. From a video leak, ETrade Supply took apart the Blackberry Z10 device:

It was discovered that the Z10 model will have:

  • 4.3-inch screen
  • microSD card slot
  • SIM slot with varying locations
  • LTE (reported here)
  • QNX OS 10.0.9 (test version)

The hardware specifications will place the new device on par with the competition. In that respect, the most important will be display. The screen size puts RIM’s device in between that of Apple’s  (AAPL) iPhone 5 and Nokia’s (NOK) Lumia 920.

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Below is a video of Blackberry 10 compared to Windows Phone 8:

…and a Video Comparing Blackberry 10 Browser Compared to iPhone 5:

Analysis:

Kapitall’s tools will give limited insight on the value of RIM as it transitions towards an entirely new, more up-to-date, operating system. Current Blackberry users (on OS5, 6 or OS7) will not recognize the system. The stock chart shows that investors forecast upside for RIM, and are negative on both Microsoft (MSFT) and Apple:

Two of the strongest suits for Blackberry 10 is the QNX operating system, and more apps available on launch. Analysts remain negative on RIM shares, with the majority rating shares as a moderate sell. Apple and Microsoft have strong buy and moderate buy rating, respectively:

Conclusion

January 30 could be a turning point as sentiment shifts for the positive on RIM shares. Everything is riding on the future of the company with this release. As the device is launched worldwide, investors will get a better sense on demand, but until then, it will be a guessing game.

 

Written by Kapitall’s Chris Lau

 

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