Mobile phones powered by the upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system may not go on sale until March 2013.
Jefferies research firm analyst Peter Misek put in a note to investors: “We had hoped for a January launch but now see a March launch as more likely.”
Rumours in the technology industry have pointed to a January release but the company has experienced delays.
This could be extremely bad news for BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM), which has recently reported huge profit losses
Chief executive Thorstein Heins unveiled the software on September 25th, after Apple had allowed customers to download its latest iOS6 platform on September 19th.
Google has also started to roll out its latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, to customers.
According to leaks, a BlackBerry mobile phone dubbed the Aristo, with a quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, will sport the new operating system.
The firmware seems to be aimed at the business market, as it allows work and personal profiles to be created on supporting devices.
Posted by Samantha Green