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RIM's Blackberry 10 Will Not Have Physical Keyboard...Yet

AP
Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 3:43 PM ET
Blackberry 10
Source: Research In Motion
Blackberry 10

The first BlackBerry device running Research In Motion's new software will not have a physical keyboard.

Instead, it will have only a touch-screen keyboard.

Research in Motion Ltd. spokeswomen Rebecca Freiburger said Thursday that the new BlackBerry 10 software will be offered on devices with physical keyboards in the future, but she declined to say when RIM's touch-screen offerings have largely flopped. The development will likely disappoint people who favor the keyboard over the touch screen and who have been waiting for the much-delayed new BlackBerrys.

RIM's hopes hang on BlackBerry 10, which is meant to offer the multimedia, Internet browsing and apps experience customers now demand. RIM is preparing to launch the new software later this year, just as North Americans are abandoning BlackBerrys for iPhones and Android devices.

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